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Old 07-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #31
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For tubeless and tube type wheels I have a set of four small wood blocks cut from 1 X 2 wooden stake stock. length isn't critical, but mine are about 1 1/2 " long. I use them during removal and installation of a tire by placing them so that they hold the bead I'm working on in the drop center on one side of the wheel as I'm levering the opposite side of the bead over the edge of the rim.
A leather wallet works well on the the roadside, I even use mine at home, but have taken a shine to a few peices of cork flooring.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:59 PM   #32
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Jenna, I'm glad you posted that. I don't carry the wood blocks on the road and i would never have thought of the wallet trick.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:41 AM   #33
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Jenna, I'm glad you posted that. I don't carry the wood blocks on the road and i would never have thought of the wallet trick.
Brad...I learned that from Brad. Amazing the stuff I've learned from that guy, I have a wimpy suede wallet with a bunch of receipts and credit cards, and it still works!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #34
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Bridgestone S11 Spitfires? Long-wearing, cost-effective, with decent handling?

I'm considering a change from Avon to those next "F&R" tire change.
I've used Spitfires on my airhead and a couple of Yamahas - good tire as you stated.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:43 AM   #35
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Cheap Bead Breaker

A large wood clamp from Harbor Freight has worked fine for me the last fifteen years.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch...lamp-4854.html
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:36 AM   #36
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And I've always had good results by walking the bead or pushing it down with my knees. But I may get an awakening some day...

I remember that Inmate Martian posted plans (photos) of a neat bead breaker that he made last year. Can't find it, let me keep digging.
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