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Old 10-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #16
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rather than aluminum I use a small piece of oak, doubles as side stand pad.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:38 PM   #17
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It breaks beads?
Yep. Works for me but it would be a pain to haul around the world. I like the side stand solution.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #18
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I like this http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-35-beadbrakr.aspx I also have the Motion Pro shown in the post above but it will often brake one bead then just keep pushing that side in and not break the other side. This one will push from the rim to the bead so it will positively break both sides.
Holy shit. No offense, but that is a ripoff. You have maybe $60 worth of tools in there. Must be the Aerostitch Tyre Irons.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #19
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You already have the tools.

Flip the tire tools opposite each other and you can work the tire around the rim and break the bead fairly easily. Works best with the motion pro tire tools that have a thinner spoon. The technique is to use one tool to push down while the other pulls the bead away.

I usually use a c clamp in the shop. Side stand if available on the trail. And one of those plastic wedge things sometimes.

Here is a similar technique to the reversed spoons.

Skip to 2 minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7ry6RqM2l8



And here is the piece of wood method someone else mentioned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XArpY_hSdk
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #20
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Holy shit. No offense, but that is a ripoff. You have maybe $60 worth of tools in there. Must be the Aerostitch Tyre Irons.
But it's got, 3 gold zinc plated steel irons. Gold man, not silver, gold
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:03 PM   #21
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every time a bead breaker thread comes up we go through this. some tools work on most tires and some tools work on all tires. I've been changing my own since 1968. There are tires I can break with my bare hands or by jumping on the bead, spoons, the plastic wedge, the motion pro clamp.... I have all those... the only one I trust to work ALL the time is the clamp.

above all..... try what you have on the tires you drive before you leave home
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:19 AM   #22
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I've only had two flat tires, and both times the bead was broken by the time I came to a stop
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #23
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Any advice or tips for breaking beads on the road much appreciated!

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another vote for the Bead Popper, perfect for travel.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:05 AM   #24
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...works on some, not on others. ok for scoopin' cat shit outta the box though
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #25
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...works on some, not on others. ok for scoopin' cat shit outta the box though
Why you would be out riding around with a litter box full of cat shit is beyond me but to each their own....

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #26
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I always use the side stand. Works a treat, every time.

Oh, and hi everyone!
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #27
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for all of the replies, good to hear a variety of opinions.

I ended up buying a C clamp as it was the easiest thing to get (have no fixed address for mail order) and it will probably be useful for other jobs while we are on the road.

No doubt now we have it we won't need it, but a useful addition to the tool kit all the same!

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #28
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heres a pic of my bead breaker i made out of scrap metal about 5 years ago. all the neighbors come over and use it on their bikes, probalby done a few hundred tires never more than a few seconds to break the bead.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #29
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another pic,
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #30
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every time a bead breaker thread comes up we go through this. some tools work on most tires and some tools work on all tires. I've been changing my own since 1968. There are tires I can break with my bare hands or by jumping on the bead, spoons, the plastic wedge, the motion pro clamp.... I have all those... the only one I trust to work ALL the time is the clamp.

above all..... try what you have on the tires you drive before you leave home
Give 'em the CLAMPS!

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