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2013-06-19 7:48 AM

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Subject: Carrying the Tire Bead Jack?
I ready about this tool, the Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack?...and it is amazing. It's made changing a tire so easy. That said, it's too big to carry with me and I think it's too tall to fit into a water bottle with a flat kit. Has anyone figured out how to carry this around with you for training or racing. Has anyone experimented with cutting part of the handle off? Is there a Mini Tire Bead Jack?


2013-06-19 8:05 AM
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I have the Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack in my toolbox at home and its quite useful for putting on a new fresh-out-of-the-box tire on if it has a tight bead, but I've never had much trouble channig a mounted tire on the road with anything more than good tire levers.
Perhaps your brand of tire has a particularly tight bead? Maybe try another brand?
2013-06-19 8:08 AM
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My friend carries one on his outdoor training bike. He tapes it to the back side of the seat post. I've used it to get a new indoor trainer tire on. It does work great.
2013-06-19 8:11 AM
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I just got a Bontraeger Auleous front wheel and my GP4000 tire slips over that pretty easily (I could do it without the tool, if I had do). On my rear, I have an older Ritchey wheel with a cover. The GP4000 just does not want to slide over without the tool.
2013-06-19 8:14 AM
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Practice taking off and putting on tires with JUST your hands.

Start with a tire that isn't insanely tough to get on... work up to gorilla hands. Profit.
2013-06-19 9:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Carrying the Tire Bead Jack?
Originally posted by dprocket I just got a Bontraeger Auleous front wheel and my GP4000 tire slips over that pretty easily (I could do it without the tool, if I had do). On my rear, I have an older Ritchey wheel with a cover. The GP4000 just does not want to slide over without the tool.
I had the same experience respectively with Felt TTR3 & Easton Vista SL rims.  All depends on the wheel.  That said simple tire levels work.


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2013-06-19 3:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Carrying the Tire Bead Jack?
A guy I ride with rubber-banded his to his pump and stuffed them together in a jersey pocket.

With that said, mine stays in my tool box at home. For me: it's a convenience, not a necessity.
2013-06-19 3:52 PM
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That thing looks cool. I could see carrying on training rides maybe but I don't know that I'd try to race with it though.
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