BBB Easy tyre fitting tool - BTL78

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gaz
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BBB Easy tyre fitting tool - BTL78

Postby gaz » 13 Jan 2018, 10:50pm

Santa brought me one of these: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/bbb-e ... ool-btl78/

I used it yesterday, fitting my Nokian A10 studded tyres to the commuter. I often struggle to fit these ,the rear rim has a particularly shallow well.

Extremely effective, IMO a little easier to use than the Simson Tyre Mate that lives in my commuting tool kit.
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Re: BBB Easy tyre fitting tool - BTL78

Postby rjb » 13 Jan 2018, 11:02pm

gaz wrote:I used it yesterday, fitting my Nokian A10 studded tyres to the commuter.


Have you been consulting the crystal ball? Are you expecting snow and ice in Kent! Month ahead forecast for Somerset is not predicting any problems here. You must know something - spill the beans gaz. :shock:
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Re: BBB Easy tyre fitting tool - BTL78

Postby gaz » 13 Jan 2018, 11:20pm

rjb wrote:You must know something - spill the beans gaz. :shock:

I know that fitting the studded tyres is a sure fire way to ensure there will not be a cold snap :wink: .
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Re: BBB Easy tyre fitting tool - BTL78

Postby robgul » 14 Jan 2018, 7:56am

Yep - an excellent tool for stubborn tyres - especially if used with a toe-clip strap as a "third hand" to stop the bead running away from you. Marathon Plus become a doddle to fit!

The BBB is strong ABS/plastic when compared to the metal ParkTool version ... but at waaay less money

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Re: BBB Easy tyre fitting tool - BTL78

Postby John1054 » 15 Jan 2018, 8:07am

Thanks for the heads up Gaz. Looking forward to a less finger stressed life. :D