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woodyktm 11-18-2012 03:47 AM

save you rim on a tyre change
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVRmaaylVcA&feature=plcp this really does work as the copper is softer than the rim

Speedo66 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by woodyktm (Post 20068648)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVRmaaylVcA&feature=plcp this really does work as the copper is softer than the rim

If the rims are painted, the copper will still scratch, think you're better off with plastic rim savers.

woodyktm 11-18-2012 06:09 AM

save you rim on tyre change
 
no mate the copper dont go that far round the edge of the rim to touch the painted part,put it this way .it didnt mark my exell rim in the vid,any marks on the rim tape were picked up on the trails

mcma111 11-18-2012 08:12 AM

The guy in the video is a HACK. Plastic rim guards with the rope leash's are the hot ticket for those of us that don't have a designated tire changing stand.

kantuckid 11-18-2012 08:17 AM

I'm headed towards a set of "Stubby" brand tire tools & stop fooling with rim protectors. Copper to protect rims? Sure, makes for a good bearing surface but will mar paint! come on...

Switchblade315 11-18-2012 08:27 AM

just watched 30 seconds of that.. that's a lot of extra trouble.

woodyktm 11-18-2012 09:08 AM

bottom line is if youve not got nothing purpose made to hand this will save your rims from dents and scratches .trust

anotherguy 11-18-2012 10:13 AM

Knowing what you're doing goes a long ways to saving rims/wheels. Along with the right tools.

woodyktm 11-18-2012 11:15 AM

true .but being good with your hands and adaptable goes along way

sieg 11-18-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by mcma111 (Post 20069451)
The guy in the video is a HACK. Plastic rim guards with the rope leash's are the hot ticket for those of us that don't have a designated tire changing stand.

+1 Copper don't sctatch, you can prove this by dragging a penny around on your painted gas tank.:lol3

wsmc831 11-18-2012 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by kantuckid (Post 20069474)
I'm headed towards a set of "Stubby" brand tire tools & stop fooling with rim protectors. Copper to protect rims? Sure, makes for a good bearing surface but will mar paint! come on...

They are nice. I did break one on a Oregon backcountry ride where we didn't have lube other than water. Sometimes I do need a bit more leverage and use the long metal ones, but have had plastic rim savers since 95 for both street and dirt. All done on no mar, no scratches.

FlySniper 11-19-2012 11:51 AM

Geee.. I just cut up a plastic soda bottle to make rim protectors.
PET plastic is incredibly tough stuff.. and slick, so the irons glide over instead of digging in.

woodyktm 11-19-2012 12:00 PM

yer good idea

woodyktm 11-23-2012 01:38 PM

Another good idea is part of an old tyre :rofl

Pike Bishop 11-24-2012 04:41 AM

I just use hunks of old garden hose sliced lengthwise with a knife.


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