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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:28 am 
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mattbrown wrote:
What are the best tyre levers out there, I broke about 4 lever this afternoon - plastic ones, and some were very cheapy free ones


I dont use them.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:00 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:01 pm 
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I have used park ones for a few years and all good so far 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:32 pm 
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these?
http://www.kingcage.com/products-waterbottle-cages.html ...scrolly


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Park tool's steel levers, can even lever off a Marathon Plus, plus they're long so you can get loads of leverage.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:43 pm 
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mattr wrote:
Soma steel core.


They are good, but I broke one dropping it on a tiled floor (the plastic cracked on impact). The steel does not go right to the tip as they claim.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Got fed up of plastic ones bending or snapping so got some steel core ones off the bay and never had a problem since.


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:14 pm 
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i snapped 2 parks removing a schwalbe city jet puncture protection tyre.

Have you seen the King cage titanium ones?


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:48 am 
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Woz wrote:
mattr wrote:
Soma steel core.


They are good, but I broke one dropping it on a tiled floor (the plastic cracked on impact). The steel does not go right to the tip as they claim.
TBH, i only have them for a) the missus to get tight tyres off and b) for when i'm in a hurry.

The only tyres I've actually HAD to use levers for in the last 25+ years were two sets of 700x33c Cross tyres, going tubelessly on to crests. That includes spannering for a team for a few years, and working in a shop while at school/uni. (and looking after far far too many of my own bikes!)

Anything else i've managed to curse and heave into place after a few minutes and a cup of tea. And with the promise of whisky afterwards!


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 Post subject: Re: Best tyre lever?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Milk Levers (Pedros) are the best I have used.


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