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    Tyre Changer

    OK just watched the Rabaconda Mousse changer vid and thought "Want one of those"

    Then looked at the price and winced !

    As I only change about 3 or 4 tyres a year I don't think I could justify that price.

    Cheaper versions on EBay seem to start at £70 , anyone used the ebay cheapies or got any opinions ?

    Just having a secure stand looks like a big step forward from using a vice as a bead breaker then wrestling with the wheel on the floor, then usually nipping the tube

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    Scorpion tyre changer

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    If you use tubes then no absolute need for a changer really but a 50 quid jobbie off ebay is what I use and it's fine even for mousses.

    The main thing you need is technique, lube and decent levers - in that order.

    If I had loads of spare cash then I'd buy a decent changer but I'd rather spend the money on tyres and fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_Orange View Post
    If you use tubes then no absolute need for a changer really but a 50 quid jobbie off ebay is what I use and it's fine even for mousses.

    The main thing you need is technique, lube and decent levers - in that order.

    If I had loads of spare cash then I'd buy a decent changer but I'd rather spend the money on tyres and fuel.
    Agree watching vid I need a couple more levers ( been using two motion pro short ones after realising the ancient flat "Melco" ones probably weren't helping )

    But anything to help my ageing hands out sounds like a good idea and might encourage me to change the rear tyres round to get better grip, can`t be bothered at the moment

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    I splashed out and bought the micheline levers (the ones with the curved ends) and they make life very easy. Also a proper bead buddy helps lots too.
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    bead buddy is the best money you'll spend I only use 4 levers and tyre soap

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    i just use a cheap ebay tyre changer works fine,just seen motion pro bead buddys for mousses in anodised red with longermetal clips for getting the tyre pushed down in well even more, much longer than my old ones

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    just watched this vid which kind of blew my mind.

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    C8uld you do that with a mouse though?
    We all take a margin of risk every time we thumb the starter - its just inherent to the sport

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