Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

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Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby fastpedaller » 29 Dec 2017, 10:21pm

Firstly this isn't a plug for the product, and secondly I considered it to be 'tech' rather than 'does anyone know' - hope that's ok.
Anyway, having a quick look at Cycling Weekly a while ago I noticed an ad for a 'new' design of tyre lever (presumably for getting on tight tyres without pinching tube). I thought it was called 'tyre key' but can't find it with an online search- can anyone enlighten me?
Thanks in anticipation, FP

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby softlips » 29 Dec 2017, 10:32pm

https://www.tyrekey.com/

I've purchased one. Looks pretty good on the video.

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby fastpedaller » 29 Dec 2017, 10:36pm

Ah... Thanks for that. My memory (pretty much) was up to scratch, I'm surprised the internet search (with the space in the middle) didn't find it!

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby hondated » 29 Dec 2017, 10:41pm

Ok with the lever I have but if I wanted to buy one I would definitely buy this.

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby Brucey » 30 Dec 2017, 12:22am

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seems to be best for right-handers...?

I shall be interested to see how folk get on with it.

FWIW a good proportion of pinched tubes seem to be pinched between the tyre bead and the rim, rather than pinched between the tyre lever and the tyre.

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby landsurfer » 30 Dec 2017, 7:51am

I'll stick to just using my hands .... No extra weight to carry and I can't forget them.
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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby rjb » 30 Dec 2017, 8:21am

I would have preferred the hook to be on the other side of the opening so that you can see the bead as you are levering it on the rim. :wink:
Has anyone here used one? Can they cope with larger tyres 2" diameter ones for instance?
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 Dec 2017, 8:30am

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby Heltor Chasca » 30 Dec 2017, 8:31am

landsurfer wrote:I'll stick to just using my hands .... No extra weight to carry and I can't forget them.


I would agree but appreciate some tyres and some people can’t do this. I keep one lever to hook the bead out and then proceed by hand. Off and on. All the bike tyres at Chez HC can be done by hand.

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Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby Paulatic » 30 Dec 2017, 9:11am

Where’s the picture of bike and wheel out taken? Looks so familiar I feel I should know it. It’s got to be N Yorks Moors but I just can’t pinpoint it from my memory. Westerdale, Commondale?
Any Teesiders out there who can help me out?
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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby Gattonero » 30 Dec 2017, 9:51am

Looks a more portable version of the Simson Tyre Mate

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby simonhill » 30 Dec 2017, 10:52am

It looks like it will only fit fairly skinny tyres, so no use for me and the few others who ride something fatter.

I use a VAR tyre fitting thing. Highly recommended and it has helped me on a number of occasions.

I realise that using such a tool will offend the purists who think hands must be strong (or warm) enough to do the job. Personally, I think tools like this should be well publicised as there are many cyclists who dread getting a puncture. Anything that can be done to reassure people who are worried about going out on their bikes should be encouraged.

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby LollyKat » 30 Dec 2017, 11:43am

simonhill wrote:It looks like it will only fit fairly skinny tyres, so no use for me and the few others who ride something fatter.

I use a VAR tyre fitting thing. Highly recommended and it has helped me on a number of occasions.


Yes, it would be good if they made a version for fatter tyres. These days I have nothing like the hand strength required to do without levers, and have been known to pack my Simpson Tyre Mate in spite of its bulk. I used to have a VAR lever but it broke the first time I used it. :(

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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby Gattonero » 30 Dec 2017, 11:58am

simonhill wrote:It looks like it will only fit fairly skinny tyres, so no use for me and the few others who ride something fatter.

I use a VAR tyre fitting thing. Highly recommended and it has helped me on a number of occasions.

I realise that using such a tool will offend the purists who think hands must be strong (or warm) enough to do the job. Personally, I think tools like this should be well publicised as there are many cyclists who dread getting a puncture. Anything that can be done to reassure people who are worried about going out on their bikes should be encouraged.


I am more worried about the fools crossing the road without watching, mending a tyre is all but a big problem unless you are in the middle of nowhere and late for a train (>>> be prepared!!).
If one knows to have some rims that are problematic with tyres (almost always due to a shallow rim well), I'd advise to pack a little bit of soap and two toe-straps. The key is to keep the bead in the center, where the rim well is deeper and the tyre can get more room, toe-straps are useful to keep the tyre right there and the soap will help you a lot in getting the tyre to slide in the last- very tight, portion.
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Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

Postby rjb » 30 Dec 2017, 12:05pm

Gattonero wrote:I'd advise to pack a little bit of soap and two toe-straps. The key is to keep the bead in the center, where the rim well is deeper and the tyre can get more room, toe-straps are useful to keep the tyre right there and the soap will help you a lot in getting the tyre to slide in the last- very tight, portion.


With tight tyres I have used a tyre lever at the tightest spot and with minimal sustained leverage then pushed the tyre into the centre of the well all the way around. This method then ensures you have the maximum slack available. And the soap is useful for cleaning your hands afterwards. :oops:
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