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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby harryball » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:18 am

Lee Pape wrote:
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Lee Pape wrote:This is my favorite tire changer and the one I use anymore. http://cycleclinicdm.com/. Yes it cost a little but saves redoing it because of a pinched tube. :cheers:


sure that site is correct? I just get a blank page when I go there.

Link works for me. It is a small ex-BMW shop in Des Moines, IA. They are know as the best place for tire work in the area.


wow... I get a blank page in FireFox and a 403 not found in IE. A traceroute shows it stopping just before it leaves the AT&T network... apparently AT&T has blocked access to them or has a peering issue. Fired up a Hola VPN and was able to get to it. Frustrating... welcome to AT&T.

Now as I'm not in Iowa I get the joke but can't take advantage of it. :roll:
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby OHScot » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:24 am

ichbinbier wrote:My personal favourite is the TMT3

http://tiremountingtool.com/tmt3/

Yes it is probably the most expensive one out there but when you're living in an apartment and space is limited this folds up and fits into a closet or storage locker. It is well built and very sturdy.


Cool looking tool. Using foot power looks like a real finger saver. I own the Harbor Freight and the Mojo bar with Mojo blocks mounted on a big piece of old countertop. Want to trade?
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby prahaben » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:04 pm

The spare tire rack on the sidecar is number 1, number 2 is the floor.
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby WEGUNTER » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:29 pm

yep. spare tire rack is the heat. just the right height for me. bucket works but not as well. plus I do not want to put the bucket in the side car

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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby ichbinbier » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:52 pm

OHScot wrote:Cool looking tool. Using foot power looks like a real finger saver. I own the Harbor Freight and the Mojo bar with Mojo blocks mounted on a big piece of old countertop. Want to trade?


Let me think about that.....

I'll have to say no. I like it too much and it fits in the closet. Your counter top might not fit in my closet :D
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby Doc » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:35 am

OHScot wrote:
ichbinbier wrote:My personal favourite is the TMT3

http://tiremountingtool.com/tmt3/

Yes it is probably the most expensive one out there but when you're living in an apartment and space is limited this folds up and fits into a closet or storage locker. It is well built and very sturdy.


Cool looking tool. Using foot power looks like a real finger saver. I own the Harbor Freight and the Mojo bar with Mojo blocks mounted on a big piece of old countertop. Want to trade?


Very nice tire changing tool, too bad they don't have a dealer network in the USA. To much $$$ for me though, but damn I do want one now.
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Postby INSUBORDINATOR » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:58 pm

Having had a motorcycle collection, I have changed dozens of tires. Now due to the stiff thick sidewalls of the tires I use, Arthritis, & old injuries,
I religiously take my Tires & Wheels to the local shop who will take-Down, mount & balance for $20. a wheel - while I wait.
I can still take ALL of the wheels off my bike, at the same time, when needed. I also take a few new tubes & my own collection of spoke weights along in case.
Even on a very limited budget, it's a no brainer deal for me.
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby harryball » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:40 pm

I thought it would be worth mentioning that I will absolutely be mounting my own tires. The cheapest quote I've had to mount and balance motorcycle tires has been $75... EACH. :o and that was from a small local motorcycle shop. Most tire shops = "no we don't do motorcycles" Most motorcycle shops = "you didn't buy the tires from us, we won't touch them" which I find annoying since they don't sell these tires. A few motorcycle shops = "we charge by the hour and get anywhere from $69 to $120/hour and yeah, I don't think it's reasonable to think they are going to "hurry" while be paid by the hour.

Dang... I think I need to go into the motorcycle tire mounting business. :?
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby siberman1 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:52 pm

54vintage wrote:Here's what I did to put my K28s on


...and Chuck's method is sure to pinch tube(s) so they leak, quite convenient, really, for a tour leader to have "show & tell" for the other uninformed Ural riders.... :lol:

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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby 54vintage » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:50 pm

siberman1 wrote:
54vintage wrote:Here's what I did to put my K28s on


...and Chuck's method is sure to pinch tube(s) so they leak, quite convenient, really, for a tour leader to have "show & tell" for the other uninformed Ural riders.... :lol:

YMMV


Hate to contradict you old boy, but it was a faulty valve stem that separated from the tube that was the culprit.....The tube I pinched didn't even make it on the bike :wink:

I'll be doing my best not to give out any more lessons on the 2016 SOUR :lol:
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby Kilometers2 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:35 am

Albuquralque wrote:Plastic 5-gallon bucket


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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby siberman1 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:36 am

54vintage wrote:
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54vintage wrote:Here's what I did to put my K28s on


...and Chuck's method is sure to pinch tube(s) so they leak, quite convenient, really, for a tour leader to have "show & tell" for the other uninformed Ural riders.... :lol:

YMMV


Hate to contradict you old boy, but it was a faulty valve stem that separated from the tube that was the culprit.....The tube I pinched didn't even make it on the bike :wink:

I'll be doing my best not to give out any more lessons on the 2016 SOUR :lol:


Sorry, I sit here and apologize. I also sit "corrected". I still have very fond memories of my first SOUR :clap: and Ural group experience :boogie: . Even though I will not be able to attend this year (I'll be in Boston MA for a wedding :D ) and we will try to be at 2017 or anything else that comes up in your neck of the woods... cheers. :cheers:

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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby 54vintage » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:58 pm

siberman1 wrote:
54vintage wrote:
siberman1 wrote:
54vintage wrote:Here's what I did to put my K28s on


...and Chuck's method is sure to pinch tube(s) so they leak, quite convenient, really, for a tour leader to have "show & tell" for the other uninformed Ural riders.... :lol:

YMMV


Hate to contradict you old boy, but it was a faulty valve stem that separated from the tube that was the culprit.....The tube I pinched didn't even make it on the bike :wink:

I'll be doing my best not to give out any more lessons on the 2016 SOUR :lol:


Sorry, I sit here and apologize. I also sit "corrected". I still have very fond memories of my first SOUR :clap: and Ural group experience :boogie: . Even though I will not be able to attend this year (I'll be in Boston MA for a wedding :D ) and we will try to be at 2017 or anything else that comes up in your neck of the woods... cheers. :cheers:

YMMV


No need to apologize marv my good man.....pinching tubes is my specialty :wink: yup the 2015 SOUR was fun....always nice to get a bunch of these rigs together. See if you can make it to John Day this year in June for the Cheif Joseph rally....it's always great fun.
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby Roadking » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:07 pm

I found Ruglide to be very helpful. Napa Auto Parts. It's slippery when wet, but sticky when dry. Helps getting the tire on, but when it dries it prevents the tire from slipping.
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