Tire Seating Tool

Tire Seating Tool

Post by TRIFOX » Sat, 19 Dec 1998 04:00:00


I am looking for a tool that helps put a clincher tire on rims w/o pinching the
tube, I have one already, can't remember where I got it. There are no logos or
markings on the black plastic/nylon tool that uses two hinged pieces to both
grab the bead of the tire & hook on the edge of the rim. The handle acts as a
lever arm to exert the power necessary to make the job easy. Any help out
there? TIA.
andy
 
 
 

Tire Seating Tool

Post by Sheldon Brow » Sat, 19 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am looking for a tool that helps put a clincher tire on rims w/o pinching the
> tube, I have one already, can't remember where I got it. There are no logos or
> markings on the black plastic/nylon tool that uses two hinged pieces to both
> grab the bead of the tire & hook on the edge of the rim. The handle acts as a
> lever arm to exert the power necessary to make the job easy. Any help out
> there?

That would be the Kool Stop bead jack, a very nice tool indeed.  We sell
these, though they're not yet on the Web site...$9.95.

Sheldon "Saving My Thumbs" Brown
Newtonville, Massachusetts
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Tire Seating Tool

Post by Larry Sutto » Sat, 19 Dec 1998 04:00:00

The Third Hand in Ashland OR has the tool you are looking for. Item number
vr-425 "Var high pressure Tire levers" for $6.  They have a couple of others
as well.  Give them a call at 541.488.4800

Larry

Quote:

>I am looking for a tool that helps put a clincher tire on rims w/o pinching
the
>tube, I have one already, can't remember where I got it. There are no logos
or
>markings on the black plastic/nylon tool that uses two hinged pieces to
both
>grab the bead of the tire & hook on the edge of the rim. The handle acts as
a
>lever arm to exert the power necessary to make the job easy. Any help out
>there? TIA.
>andy


 
 
 

Tire Seating Tool

Post by Sheldon Brow » Sat, 19 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> > I am looking for a tool that helps put a clincher tire on rims w/o pinching the
> > tube, I have one already, can't remember where I got it. There are no logos or
> > markings on the black plastic/nylon tool that uses two hinged pieces to both
> > grab the bead of the tire & hook on the edge of the rim. The handle acts as a
> > lever arm to exert the power necessary to make the job easy. Any help out
> > there?

> That would be the Kool Stop bead jack, a very nice tool indeed.  We sell
> these, though they're not yet on the Web site...$9.95.

> The Third Hand in Ashland OR has the tool you are looking for. Item number
> vr-425 "Var high pressure Tire levers" for $6.  They have a couple of others
> as well.  Give them a call at 541.488.4800

The VAR tool Larry refers to is intended for the same purpose, but is not the
same tool (it's yellow, not black, is smaller, and doesn't have a hinge.)  The
Kook Stop tool is, in my opinion, considerably better, though the VAR is
smaller, and more suitable for carrying on the road.

Sheldon "It's Worth The Price" Brown
Newtonville, Massachusetts
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     Phone 617-244-1040    FAX 617-244-1041
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Tire Seating Tool

Post by Garry Le » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

The best tool is the following technique (I have the real tools as well)

Push the tyre already on into the middle of the rim. The rim middle is
almost always of lesser diameter than its edge. If you sweep the bead into
the centre all round it loosens the rest enough for me to be able to get
almost any tyre on with my fingers.

 
 
 

Tire Seating Tool

Post by Jon Isaa » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

IMHO the best tools for avoiding pinching the tube are my own two hands.
Someone once showed me that when you get to the super tight spot, you sweep the
tire with your hands pushing all the slack towards the tight spot.  Starting
with my hands at the valve, I put the tire against something and pushing on the
surface of the tire, push with my palms towards the tight spot from both
directions.  This helps enough that since learning this I have never used a
tool to install a tire since.  The toughest I ever did I think were some
Michlein 650C's on Velecity Aero Rims but I did make it.

Again, this is IMHO.

Jon Isaacs