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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Tire changer

Has anyone consider buying your own tire changer? Or maybe already has? With the price for a tire online so much less than our local suppliers it is something I am really thinking about. There are 4 of us that ride together all the time, and I think we can split the cost and have a changer pay for itself in a real short time!

I'm looking for any input on brands that either work good, as well as any that we should stay away from! We have 3 tires that need to get replaced before the riding season really gets under way!

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Between tire and install, i just dropped $340 bux yesterday at the dealer. That hurts a lot. Wish i could do my own. Tire was $228 alone. @$$%$^#*(*#[email protected]#@!!!!!!

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It's a great idea if I had riding buddies and if I had somewhere to put it.

The money they charge to mount a tire, you'd think it was open heart surgery.....!
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A thought: There is a balance issue.
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A thought: There is a balance issue.
An answer to your thought: Dyna Beads! I have been running them in the rear tire on my bike and I'll never go back to traditioal wheel weights again!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 09:41 AM
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I got the bead breaker from Harbor Freight and it works well enough. Changed out both tires myself. Used tire irons with wheel protectors to get the tires off. A little work but saved in the long run by doing it myself. Also used Dyna Beads in both tires, love em.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 11:51 AM
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I've got my own tire changer. I call him my brother-in-law. He works at a bike shop.
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