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    BEAD BREAKER
    on: 05 February, 2024, 04:43:56 pm
    05 February, 2024, 04:43:56 pm
    Hi all
    Anyone bought themselves a bead breaker and a balancer and changed their own tyres? It's one of the few remaining jobs i leave to a dealer but thinking of doing it myself next time. More to learn the skill than any cost consideratation.

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    Re: BEAD BREAKER
    Reply #1 on: 05 February, 2024, 04:50:15 pm
    05 February, 2024, 04:50:15 pm
    erk ! Just found the old threads on this.

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    Re: BEAD BREAKER
    Reply #2 on: 05 February, 2024, 07:12:39 pm
    05 February, 2024, 07:12:39 pm
    You could read this one too.........

    As for a bead breaker, a 2x4 on a heavy gate hinge mounted to the wall, and a smaller piece to push down on the bead..... works great.... or some idea like that..  Google search for DIY tire changing....

    http://www.clarity.net/~adam/tire-changing-doc.html

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    Re: BEAD BREAKER
    Reply #3 on: 06 February, 2024, 04:21:47 am
    06 February, 2024, 04:21:47 am
    That's where I am, apart from MOT's, it's the only job I book in at the local garage. I have the tyres delivered here and take them in together with the loose wheel for fitting at a cost of 10 per tyre/wheel. I've not fitted a tyre since the 1970's and then they were on tubed rims which have a shallower bead flange which makes it far easier to get the tyre on/off the rim. So far I've resisted the temptation to fit my own tyres mostly because of the lack of workshop space for the kit but it's an itch I may one day scratch.

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    Re: BEAD BREAKER
    Reply #4 on: 06 February, 2024, 08:05:19 am
    06 February, 2024, 08:05:19 am
    I've been using an Abba tyre change kit from www.abbastands.co.uk for the last couple of years. 173.00 now.
    Consisting of a bead breaker,wheel balancer and tyre levers , soap ect.
    Straightfoward and easy to use. The new tyre goes on the wheel rim easier if it's warm so leave in the sun for a while or use a hair drier. Also,you don't need an airline to set the bead. I just use a double cylinder foot pump.
    I get great satisfaction doing my own tyres, especially the balancing and not having to drive your loose wheels or ride your bike to a tyre shop and have them do it.

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    Re: BEAD BREAKER
    Reply #5 on: 06 February, 2024, 01:14:58 pm
    06 February, 2024, 01:14:58 pm
    *Originally Posted by Steelworker [+]
    I've been using an Abba tyre change kit from www.abbastands.co.uk for the last couple of years. 173.00 now.
    Consisting of a bead breaker,wheel balancer and tyre levers , soap ect.
    Straightfoward and easy to use. The new tyre goes on the wheel rim easier if it's warm so leave in the sun for a while or use a hair drier. Also,you don't need an airline to set the bead. I just use a double cylinder foot pump.
    I get great satisfaction doing my own tyres, especially the balancing and not having to drive your loose wheels or ride your bike to a tyre shop and have them do it.
    I contacted ABBA to do this for me but they weren't interested  :008: