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best tyre levers

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 7:59pm
by cols3064
can any one recommend some tyre levers as you seem to wrestle tyres on and off these days

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 8:04pm
by Ant
Pdw 3wrencho. Best ever, assuming you have bolt on hubs...

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 8:09pm
by Alex L
I used to have to wrestle on my tyres and found these to be great:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/park-tools-tl1c-tyre-levers/

But now, my new tyres slip on with just my thumbs :)

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 9:06pm
by Swallow

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 9:29pm
by Ayesha

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 9:37pm
by cycleruk
Metal ones.
Similar to these:-
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/icetoolz-ice ... prod17810/

Just check for any sharp edges to start with, smooth them off so they don't nip the tube.

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 9:40pm
by gaz
VAR tyre lever is great although I prefer to have an extra lever to help take the tyre off.

For those really stubborn tyres a Simson tyre mate is even better. It's a bit "workshop" size, so not too good for carrying around.

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 5:27pm
by easyroller
Well my Wilkinson plastic tyre levers are still going strong after around 3 years and lots of use.

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/bike-acces ... t/0011468/

Cost me around £1 for three (although I only ever carry two in my saddle bag).

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 5:40pm
by ferrit worrier
try these little beauties. I had trouble with replacing a tyre in Peebles last year and the local bike shop sorted me out using a pair of these, so I bought them :D brilliant

ooops just edited it should have been Peebles not pebbles :oops:

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 9:15pm
by roadvader
been using pedros for years,i mean any tyre leavers are ok,just dont be to greedy when taking it off,little bit at a time then alls fine.
:)

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 10:59pm
by andrew_s
ferrit worrier wrote:try these little beauties. I had trouble with replacing a tyre in Peebles last year and the local bike shop sorted me out using a pair of these, so I bought them :D brilliant

ooops just edited it should have been Peebles not pebbles :oops:

It might have been more to the point if you'd edited your post to tell us what "these little beauties" are :roll:

I'm like cycleruk - I stick to steel levers (Lezyne Sabre for home use).

Plastic levers bend, break, or are too fat to fit under a tight tyre bead to start levering it off.
The Var tool is useful for refitting a tight tyre, but if the tyre is tight enough to need it for refitting, it's too tight to get off using the Var so you've got to carry steel levers as well.

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 10:28am
by Steve Kish

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 10:40am
by Mick F
easyroller wrote:........... (although I only ever carry two in my saddle bag).
I carry three with me, though goodness knows why. I've only ever needed two tyre levers to take a tyre off.

Why do they sell them in threes?

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 10:43am
by Steve Kish
Why do they sell them in threes?


... for the one that you lend to a mate, who breaks it, swears he's gonna replace it and needs reminding fifteen times before he coughs up. :wink:

Re: best tyre levers

Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 8:43pm
by ferrit worrier
andrew_s wrote:
ferrit worrier wrote:try these little beauties. I had trouble with replacing a tyre in Peebles last year and the local bike shop sorted me out using a pair of these, so I bought them :D brilliant

ooops just edited it should have been Peebles not pebbles :oops:

It might have been more to the point if you'd edited your post to tell us what "these little beauties" are :roll:

I'm like cycleruk - I stick to steel levers (Lezyne Sabre for home use).

Plastic levers bend, break, or are too fat to fit under a tight tyre bead to start levering it off.
The Var tool is useful for refitting a tight tyre, but if the tyre is tight enough to need it for refitting, it's too tight to get off using the Var so you've got to carry steel levers as well.

:oops: :oops: :oops: I'll get onto it, Doh

here we are http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/36027443 ... s&var=sbar