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Tyre seating tool

ohara227ohara227 Posts: 225
edited February 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Anyone used these ie Unior or Park ones? Seem really expensive, I can see them being useful but any cheaper alternatives?
'The hills are alive with the sounds of panting'

Rides:

MTB - Giant 2008 Trance X2
Road - Giant 2010 Defy 2
Hybrid - Giant Escape 2011 City 2

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    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.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • ohara227ohara227 Posts: 225
    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?
    'The hills are alive with the sounds of panting'

    Rides:

    MTB - Giant 2008 Trance X2
    Road - Giant 2010 Defy 2
    Hybrid - Giant Escape 2011 City 2
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    i dont have one.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Pump it up. A lot.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • cobbacobba Posts: 282
    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
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    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
    "And since the channel locks are chrome plated you will need to wear a chemical filter mask because chromium in a gas state is deadly"
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • 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
  • ohara227ohara227 Posts: 225
    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.
    'The hills are alive with the sounds of panting'

    Rides:

    MTB - Giant 2008 Trance X2
    Road - Giant 2010 Defy 2
    Hybrid - Giant Escape 2011 City 2
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    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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