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Old 05-06-12, 05:27 PM
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Tire Lever for changing the tire

Would cheapest one work for this task? Or do u guys just use your finger?
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Old 05-06-12, 05:38 PM
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I'm not fully understanding the question, but bike shops sell tire changing levers in pairs for just a few bucks. That's what I'd recommend.
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Old 05-06-12, 06:14 PM
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^ What he said.
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The classic blue Park Tool levers are good; surprisingly, Walmart sells a pair for just a little less that's fairly user-friendly.

I personally use a Sette, that's about six inches long and TOUGH!

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/145...er-Set-(2).htm
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I've lost just about every set of tire levers I've ever owned. I usually just carry one cheap lever in my saddle bag and/or use my quick release skewer head as another lever if I need it, they are usually stronger than any plastic ones anyway. Depends on your skewer type I guess.
I've even seen a quick release skewer with a multitool for a head. thats cool
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Originally Posted by Discusman View Post
Would cheapest one work for this task? Or do u guys just use your finger?
you don't use your fingers if you won't to keep um!
use the palm of your hand to roll the tire over the rim.
this my be difficult at first if you haven't done it before.
some tire are harder to roll than others.
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Amazing grammar in this thread.
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I break Park levers by looking at them. Pedro's levers are a little wider, a little stiffer and what I prefer.

This are they most good place for bycicles no-ledge u coud fine.

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I have some I-forget-what plastic levers in my toolbox; but my go-to, never-failed-me, all-conquering choice are my moto levers that I've had for probably 40 years. They still make them:

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Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
that's about six inches long and TOUGH!
Giggity!

I use Pedros. Only ever seem to need one lever for my mountain bike tires, though I use two for my road bike, and I assume I'd need two if I ran DH tires.
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Originally Posted by Discusman View Post
Would cheapest one work for this task? Or do u guys just use your finger?
A lot depends on what tyres you're using.

When I got a flat on a 700x32 Specialized Borough CX tyre I did everything with just my hands. When I replaced a 26x2.0 Marathon Plus tyre with a Marathon Extreme on the MTB I needed levers to get the Plus off but then got the Extreme on with just my hands. Putting 700x32 Marathon Plus tyres on the cross bike I need levers to get the last 12-18" of tyre onto the rim. If you've got stronger fingers than I have you might not need tools at all; if you've got weaker fingers than I have you'll definitely need them.

Cheap levers should do the trick, but test them at home so if they do break you're not left with a flat and broken levers miles from home.
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