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    Tyre change tools
    on: Jun 04, 2018, 10.26 am
    Jun 04, 2018, 10.26 am
    Hi there you beautiful like-minded people  :821:
    Time has come to put new rubber on and I think I'm manly enough to do that myself.
    Sitting by the confuser (laptop) all morning- millions of kits for changing and balancing but wondering what you lot are using this way I can avoid any unnecessary  swearing when wrong kit turns up.
    Cheers boys
    Ged

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    Re: Tyre change tools
    Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2018, 12.23 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 12.23 pm
    Ive considered doing this too but whilst you get the rubber cheaper, by the time you've bought the kit, paid for disposal (if required) and probably cursed, sweated and bled Ive come to the conclusion that its easier to ride to the dealer, have a brew and a browse and pay the money.

    But fair play if you go for it yourself.

    For the record, ive just had a pair of Anakee 3s fitted  :£269
    Demon tweaks will sell and deliver a set for                :£212.50
    Openeo                                                                    : £180

    Which is quite a saving to be fair,


    Last Edit: Jun 04, 2018, 12.31 pm by Hartley


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    Re: Tyre change tools
    Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2018, 03.07 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 03.07 pm
    You know guys on YouTube make it look so easy. Just a bit confused on which balancer to buy as to take tyres off wheels and put back on takes 3 tyre irons and few plastic protectors (too easy right).

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    Re: Tyre change tools
    Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2018, 04.36 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 04.36 pm
    In the past I always changed and balanced my own tyres but as I've got older and with more years under my belt with Bikes, I don't bother any more.

    My local Protyre Depot give me a quote for the tyre I want and if this is reasonable when compared to buying from Tyreleader, then they supply and fit. If not, then I buy the tyre online and Protyre charge £15.00 per loose wheel to fit it including a new valve, balancing and disposal of the old tyre. I don't think it's worth the effort to do it yourself these days. Besides the time taken and bruised, cut knuckles.

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    Re: Tyre change tools
    Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2018, 08.14 pm
    Jun 04, 2018, 08.14 pm
    Changing tyres is a skill, you will learn it in a few attempts, but by then your rims will look like sh#t.

    As mentioned above, it is more cheap to have it done, static and dynamic balanced, digitaly, by a Pro.

    I hope you don't have Bridgestone tyres on your bike, otherwise good luck plopping them off  :028:
    So dont forget to order rim protectors.
    And a clip like THESE

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    Re: Tyre change tools
    Reply #5 on: Jun 05, 2018, 05.28 pm
    Jun 05, 2018, 05.28 pm
    Its been discussed here before   www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,4099.0.html.
    The rear wheel won't work on the budget wheel balancers as its single sided. You need extra cones to make it work.
    Tom
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    Re: Tyre change tools
    Reply #6 on: Jun 06, 2018, 12.28 pm
    Jun 06, 2018, 12.28 pm
    Oh I think you've scared me enough.. I'll have it done by pro's.
    Cheers boys
    Ged