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|Subject: BeadBrakeR Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:22 am|| |
Has anyone used/purchased the BeadBrakeR from bestrestproducts.com? It is a combination tool for changing MC tires.
It looks good on their web site..... www.bestrestproducts.com
Price is $190.00.
I purchased their Cyclepump 12volt MC tire pump and EZAir gauge. Both are quality products and work well.
I wonder how well the BeadBreakR unit works for chaging tires.
Touring Scooter Rider
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|Subject: Re: BeadBrakeR Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:30 am|| |
No, but nifty idea! It seems a bit pricey though. Looks like something I could make using off-the-shelf parts from Cyclegear or Harbor Freight and home depot for around $50, but that's just how I roll.
Jesse in Atlanta
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|Subject: Re: BeadBrakeR Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:47 am|| |
This kit is advertised as something that could be used on the road. Having done this job in the garage, I can't imagine how much more difficult it would be to do on the road.
I use a large bench vise to break the bead from the rim. Once the bead was broken, I ended up chasing the tire all over the garage floor trying to remove it from the rim.
I realized that I needed something to hold the tire/rim steady.
I took a 2 foot long piece of 2 X 4 lumber, cut a little 3/8" wide by 1/4" deep notch across the 4" side at the midpoint. I place a 12" long 1/2 inch socket extension in the notch and then clamp it and the 2 x 4 in the bench vice.
I drop the tire/rim over the socket extension. The socket extension sticks up enough that you can use it as a pivot point for the tire irons. It holds the tire/rim in place well enough so that I can work with the tire irons. It is not fun but it works.
Since I already had the vice, socket extension and some odd pieces of 2 X 4, it didn't cost me anything.
Just another option.