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Tyre seating tool

Postby ohara227 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:37 pm

Anyone used these ie Unior or Park ones? Seem really expensive, I can see them being useful but any cheaper alternatives?
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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby nicklouse » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:39 pm

some times in the shop. would not buy one as i would say i used it once in 2 years.

there are other ways of getting the tyre to seat correctly.
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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby ohara227 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 20:16 pm

Thanks, i have tried the schwalbe tyre lube stuff just cant seem to get it to sit right ie even all the way round. Seems the bead (not wire) is still in the 'valley' at one bit - any tips?

What tool do you have, would you sell?
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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby nicklouse » Mon Feb 11, 2013 20:27 pm

i dont have one.
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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 21:09 pm

Pump it up. A lot.
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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby cobba » Tue Feb 12, 2013 07:50 am

ohara227 wrote:I can see them being useful but any cheaper alternatives?


DIY

Cheap multi grips, 2 pieces of cut pipe and a welder.

http://forums.bicycletutor.com/thread-1115.html

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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby cooldad » Tue Feb 12, 2013 09:15 am

cobba wrote:
ohara227 wrote:I can see them being useful but any cheaper alternatives?


DIY

Cheap multi grips, 2 pieces of cut pipe and a welder.

http://forums.bicycletutor.com/thread-1115.html

This was my favourite bit
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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby mrmonkfinger » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:56 am

ohara227 wrote:Seems the bead (not wire) is still in the 'valley' at one bit - any tips?


inflate tyre

hold wheel on ground at 45 degrees

tread on tyre

waggle the wheel a bit

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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby ohara227 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 21:49 pm

Ok when it gets away from minus 2.5 degrees out there, ill get into the garage. So that will be...JUNE! Thanks, ill give it a go.
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Re: Tyre seating tool

Postby DodgeT » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:29 am

I spent ages trying to get the tyre to sit properly one time so that the little line you see round the rim was even, tried everything. Turned out the tyre was mishaped. Brand new schwalbe which got sent back.


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