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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:32 am 
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Speed Lever

Trés awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:52 am 
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I got these and the whole new universe opened for me. They are BIG! About twice as long as the blue plastic ones and the leverage (simple physics) makes miracles!

http://www.parktool.com/uploads/thumbna ... 00x700.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:19 am 
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mikee wrote:
The three quid Raleigh ones from your local bike ,law mower ,pound shop
Steel and 3 for 3 quid
Pedros and the magazine giveaways are okay for most stuff but for re-issue. Porcks on campags
You need a mans steel lever


Glad I just read this!, I broke 5 levers the other week fitting 2 black wall steel bead Porcs to Campag rims, I even broke into a sweat! I just couldn't believe how flipping tight they were! And after all that, one has a slow puncture so need to go through it again on one. I have some Park levers now so that will be a test for them!


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:43 am 
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Pedros ftw.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:56 am 
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Michelin Yellow Plastic.

If they break......you are doing it wrong. Reseat the bead inside the well and then try again.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:21 am 
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Soma steel core.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:54 am 
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According to my work mates 'your thumbs, Chris' :shock: , hence, at work, my nick name is 'Tyrelevers for thumbs' :lol: . If I cant remove a tyre by hand then it has to be a steel lever. I've tried lots of plastic ones and they all failed eventually.
One of the toughest combo's I've had was a Specialized Turbo S on a Mavic MA40MB. Took 3 steel levers to get that one appart :shock: .


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:48 am 
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merckx wrote:
Michelin Yellow Plastic.

If they break......you are doing it wrong. Reseat the bead inside the well and then try again.


+1

Although that's not to say I've never broken any.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:53 am 
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^^^^ thumbs ideally but some tyres can be very tight. I use blue park levers - not failed to remove a tyre yet but can be quite difficult asfor tight tyres one lever is inserted then pings out as soon as the second lever is inserted ... and this can continute for many minutes with much swearing.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:22 am 
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Koupe wrote:
Speed Lever

Trés awesome.


+1 for these. Fricking brilliant 1 lever job done in seconds.


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