bunkynuts

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I need to buy a new set of tire irons and was wondering which ones are the best (sorry if this subject has all ready been covered). Thanks. bunkynuts
 

Kevin31

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I just bought a set of no-name cheapies and they worked great, I did my first tire change in under 30 min. I paid $20 + tax for the pair.
 

KDX1

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About 2 months ago, I bought a pair of Moose tire irons and have used them once. They performed well and are definately worth the money. Before I had them I used to use screwdrivers. They are not the best tool for changing tires as I had put holes in my innertube and soon learned that I was not supposed screwdrivers. :think


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HiG4s

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I have to cheap generic 13 inch tire irons. I keep saying I need a third one, maybe even one with a handle, but I managed to change my back tire this morning with out TOO much trouble so I guess I don't. I must say, I will never go back to screwdrivers. A real tire iron, of any sort makes a huge difference.
 

BoneBuster

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I used Terrycable's 16" Mighty Tire Iron, it's expensive, $30 each, but well made with big handle and doesn't bend at all. Also am using their tire changer, makes the job a lot easier. I was able to change the tire in about 5 minutes. BTW, WD-40 works great on the beads.

Terrycable tools at http://128.241.167.119/zip-ty-2.htm
 
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someday

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Had the pleasure of watching Jeff Fredette give a quick tire changing 101 at DW-01 recently. He's an advocate of small (8-9") levers and using technique versus muscle. It worked perfectly too! He also commented that a little lip ground in an 1/8" from the tip is nice to feel the grip against the rim. Lastly, he said polish them smooth so that they slide off the rim better. Anyone else see this? I miss anything?
 

MXP1MP

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I got some new one recently two 13" ones that are like hooked/spoon shaped at the ends work great. I also got a small one 6" one to help with holding the bead in place.
 

Mark Hammond

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Hi Bonebuster
Kowa tools the same people who make the T wrenches do rim savers they are in California and have a webb site if you do a search, if you don't have any luck send me a email and I'll lok up the details.

Mark hammond.
 

Mark Hammond

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Thats the ones dude
I have used them on street bikes as I think they are really for them but there's no reason why they shouldn't work on MX bikes if you have anodised rims that you don't want scratched.
 

BoneBuster

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Originally posted by Mark Hammond
Hi Bonebuster
Kowa tools the same people who make the T wrenches do rim savers they are in California and have a webb site if you do a search, if you don't have any luck send me a email and I'll lok up the details.

Mark hammond.

Thanks Mark,

I just picked up a pack of three from www.KowaTools.com for only $5.14, and they were willing to ship them via regular mail, good deal :)
 
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