Emergency tyre removal kit

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  1. faffi

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  3. Backmarker

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    Interesting idea.
    I'm not 100% convinced, because I'm not seeing what stops the whole thing going sideways just as you put all your weight on the bastard.

    What is interesting is that it works the other way around to normal bead breakers, with the rim against the vertical, not the tyre. This I think is a good idea, as that is the biggest problem for me, having the tyre shoot out of the bead breaker if the angle /height isn't set right.

    But the bigger question, who is the market ? Adventure tourers ? Dirt bikes I've never had any issue with, and road bikes, well if a plug is too much then I'm not going to do better with a patch (and I don't carry tubes). So who is it aimed at ?
     
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    faffi A.S.A.N.

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    There is a "catch" on the outside of the tyre to prevent the wheel from slipping. I guess it is aimed at the adventure rider who will load his bike with every survival kit known to man :lol: And many of these ride on tube type wheels and will carry both patches and spare tubes. Personally, I think I can use it to make my own bead breaker to keep in the garage that doesn't take much room when storing.
     
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    hmmm... Like BM said, "Interesting idea." In principal, I'm interested, but a little sceptical. I don't want to carry 20kg of tyre iron or a 15 piece tool that weighs the same, to do the same job, but be simpler and more compact and easier to use... My share of the Sydney Harbour bridge hasn't been paying that much recently...
     
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    Doesn't look all that heavy, does it?
     
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    ... ah, look at that....
     
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    Bikes get sick when you take them off-road.

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    This happened at 60ks on a dirt road after hitting a pot hole, lucky I noticed before the next corner and luckier still I didn't need to break the bead, those tools are handy, I packed these

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    When we got to the next town I got HD tubes fitted
     
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  9. Backmarker

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    Hi Pete,
    You still got that bike ? Does/did it do all you wanted it to do (if I remember match a Euro AT bike in performance, but be reliable) ?
     
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    Oh, lookit that, it's a yeti...

    Now, I have about 7 pages of mildly humorous dribble that I'm not going to just junk ... where am I going to stick it? ....

    G'day PiJiL, hows it swinging?
     
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    ... on second thoughts, perhaps I won't post it.
     
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