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Old 09-25-08, 03:00 PM
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Tire Removal Tool

hey can anyone link me to one of those tire removal tools that is cheap and has free shipping
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Old 09-25-08, 03:04 PM
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Got to your LBS. Ordering only that on line is a waste of time because you will have to wait for it to be shipped to you and will probably cost more than if you sourced it locally.
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Old 09-25-08, 03:15 PM
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alright well while on the subject wheres a good place online to buy 700x23c tires because my lbs sells them for 25$ a piece
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the tire levers you can go to a walmart or target and get them for $5. as for the tires performance bike sells some cheapo tires under $20.
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tire removal tool? like a tire lever or is there another tool i dont know about....


they're like 5 dollars at ANY sporting goods store or walmart or target.

and what shop has 25 dollar tires? i mean yea they're ALL generally that price even online unless you get serfas seca's which aren't too bad. the most you'll save online is like a couple bucks. if at all. and you have to wait for it to get shipped. i hate waiting. time is money.
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Old 09-25-08, 04:39 PM
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Man and I thought I was hard up...
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Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
alright well while on the subject wheres a good place online to buy 700x23c tires because my lbs sells them for 25$ a piece
And that's too much for a tire for you?
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Old 09-25-08, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
And that's too much for a tire for you?
It could be... not all of us are raking in the incredible $$$ that mechanics can bring in and we probably get a good shop discount to boot.

If one is a skidder then the cost of those tyres adds up pretty quickly too.
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Old 09-25-08, 11:51 PM
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if you skid i would go with a better tire so it lasts longer...
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Walmart tire levers? That's terrible advice. They break real easy. Get Pedro's at a bike shop. Lifetime guarantee. $3 each.

I haven't bought these, but they're $10.95. Might buy some soon, because I want some $35 tires they sell too:
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pmidy...ic_tire/pp.htm

These are $5.99
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5420

But with tires, more so than most bike stuff, you pretty much get what you pay for.
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Old 09-27-08, 03:08 PM
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i dont even use tire irons (AKA tire levers). Push the stem in a bit, then squeeze the tire at the stem so the beads go into the channel at the center of the rim. Then grab both sides of the tire, pulling as you move your hands away and to the oposite side from the stem. With practice you will have enough "slack" to easily pull the tire over the rim at the opposite side from the stem. Using that approach, I popped off my rear last night for a flat fix in about 10 seconds.
Every time you use irons, you risk damaging a tube. Learn to do it with out - much better.
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Available at most LBS, or anywhere else. Two levers included. Genuine Innovations Tire Repair Cartridge. http://www.trisports.com/intirrepcar...hannelid=FROOG
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thanks guys and the reason i dont want to spend 25$ everytime i need a tire is cause i go through them pretty fast because of skidding
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buy a brake and save even more money?
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hmm, a tire for 5.99. i'm not sure it's worth risking running that on the front and flatting it and flipping over your bars. maybe i'm wrong?
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Old 09-27-08, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
thanks guys and the reason i dont want to spend 25$ everytime i need a tire is cause i go through them pretty fast because of skidding
Weren't you just asking about building a bike here a couple of days ago? What are you skidding on?
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if you're broke don't skid. learn how to ride backward circles to impress the art school girls its cheaper
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Weren't you just asking about building a bike here a couple of days ago? What are you skidding on?
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pedro's tire levers. all you'll ever need.

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I have various cheap tyre levers in my tool box, plus one of these cool Crank Brothers tools:

I don't really have a favourite though, depends on the tyre in question really...
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seriously, pedro's > all.
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Originally Posted by TempeRider View Post
i dont even use tire irons (AKA tire levers). Push the stem in a bit, then squeeze the tire at the stem so the beads go into the channel at the center of the rim. Then grab both sides of the tire, pulling as you move your hands away and to the oposite side from the stem. With practice you will have enough "slack" to easily pull the tire over the rim at the opposite side from the stem. Using that approach, I popped off my rear last night for a flat fix in about 10 seconds.
Every time you use irons, you risk damaging a tube. Learn to do it with out - much better.
Just because you can accomplish your supernatural tire removal on a particular combination doesn't mean you'd be successful with others. I can accomplish the same feat with Schwalbe Marathons 700x40 and Mavic CXP33. Not so with Panaracer Touring and DT Swiss R1.1 rims.

ANd to use you comment, learn to do it right and you won't damage you tube.
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I have, also, never had to use anything but my fingers to change a bicycle tire. Which makes the free levers int he patch kit, extra nice.

It's nice to get something for free, if you don't really need it.

But, I did teach my Grandaughter how to use them properly......... and, hopefully, I'll be around to patch her tubes until she no longer needs the tools either....
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Originally Posted by dobber View Post
Just because you can accomplish your supernatural tire removal on a particular combination doesn't mean you'd be successful with others. I can accomplish the same feat with Schwalbe Marathons 700x40 and Mavic CXP33. Not so with Panaracer Touring and DT Swiss R1.1 rims.

ANd to use you comment, learn to do it right and you won't damage you tube.
Been doing it for years on many different bikes, wheels, tires. I do it on my 20" wheeled folder, my daughter's 24" bike, mountain bikes, and 700c. It isn't supernatural. It just takes practice. Once you get good at it, it is a big time saver. That said, I will admit that brand new wire bead tires are the hardest; bad the wire quickly strecthes and it gets easier. Kevlar beads are easier new, but dont stretch over time.
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