Bead Breaker for tyres??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Byron1, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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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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  2. RVDan

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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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  3. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    another vote for the Bead Popper, perfect for travel.
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  4. Beezer

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    ...works on some, not on others. ok for scoopin' cat shit outta the box though
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  5. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    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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  6. the smudger

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    I always use the side stand. Works a treat, every time.

    Oh, and hi everyone!
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  7. Byron1

    Byron1 Been here awhile

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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!

    Byron
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  8. kubiak

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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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  9. kubiak

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    another pic,
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  10. Mangle

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    Give 'em the CLAMPS!

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