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Old 11-18-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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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
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:09 AM   #3
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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
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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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...
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:27 AM   #6
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just watched 30 seconds of that.. that's a lot of extra trouble.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #7
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bottom line is if youve not got nothing purpose made to hand this will save your rims from dents and scratches .trust
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #8
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Knowing what you're doing goes a long ways to saving rims/wheels. Along with the right tools.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #9
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true .but being good with your hands and adaptable goes along way
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:00 AM   #13
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yer good idea
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #14
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Another good idea is part of an old tyre
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