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DIY tire changing on a sportsbike wheel using home-made tools.

Just found this - whilst looking at Motion Pro tools. Easy & inexpensive to make these tools, although the tire changer looks to be quite bulky and space consuming - sure looks useful!

You'd need to buy one of these:

http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm

Then make the rest - and do this!


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I think I'm going to buy the stuff recommended on the link above... For a couple of hundred $ I'll be able to change tires at home without damaging my wheels - all whilst getting a bit more exercise too!

No more hunting for places to get my tires changed without getting ripped off - and spending hours taking the wheel there, waiting, etc. Makes sense!

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I use Spoons ! LOL
As Madbuyer often says - pics or it doesn't happen.

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I see a huge mistake. The guy doesn't push the opposite side of the tire bead into the shallow part of the rim. See how he was to wrestle on his first attempt to pop the tire over the rim? And why not spray a bunch of soapy water on the rim and tire to help as well?
And at the end, he's fighting the tire on. They're much easier to install on the rim with soapy water and a plastic deadblow hammer.
I don't have the luxury of room for tire station like he built, but it's not bad!
I always do my own tires, but just use traditional spoons and bead breaker.

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I play the Spoons ! LOL
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As Madbuyer often says - pics or it doesn't happen.
That's right.

I am contemplating this:

http://www.nomartirechanger.com/



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I'm very blessed to have access to no less than 3 tire changers through the city. Costs me a little time and some wobbly pops but so very convenient.



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cyclegear. 25$ off the bike. 20$ if you bought the tires from them.

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Why do your own tires if you still need to have them balanced?

I got a few places around me, but I use State 8 Cycles. $25 a tire and you get the new stems and they mount and balance. (and get rid of your old ones.)
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Why do your own tires if you still need to have them balanced?

I got a few places around me, but I use State 8 Cycles. $25 a tire and you get the new stems and they mount and balance. (and get rid of your old ones.)
I have access to a Snap-On high speed balancer and the same guy has a static balancer. In all honesty I've only used the high speed one twice and the static balancer has served me well for years.

Static balancers are inexpensive and work well.



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