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Old 12-02-2012, 09:32 PM
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I'm in the market for a tire changer since the shops around here want to charge $100 or more to change a set of tires. I really like the No-Mar classic, but it's a bit spendy. I found this one on a site not to be mentioned:
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I believe it is a clone of the old HF ones. They want $200 shipped. Does any one have any experience with this?


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A buddy of mine with a BMW R1200RT and a KLR has the very same changer and he goes through a lot of tires. I have an ancient Coats 220 manual changer which was state of the art in bike shops three decades ago. Works for me.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:59 AM
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bwringer, I went to the site you gave about changing tires. What size car wheel did you use to fit both sizes of our wheels? Thanks, Dave
I have a 14" car wheel, padded with a length of split heater hose. So far, it's worked on everything from 15" cruiser tires to the 21" front on my KLR.
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I have a 14" car wheel, padded with a length of split heater hose. So far, it's worked on everything from 15" cruiser tires to the 21" front on my KLR.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:29 PM
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A buddy of mine with a BMW R1200RT and a KLR has the very same changer and he goes through a lot of tires. I have an ancient Coats 220 manual changer which was state of the art in bike shops three decades ago. Works for me.
Did your buddy's changer come with some sort of rim protection on the rim clamps and mount/demount bar? Did he have to add something? Do the rim clamps have some sort of lip to actually hold on to the rim?

That's the main thing that worries me about that changer. All we have is one photo, and from what you can see in the photo it does not seem to have these features. It would be OK on steel truck wheels where you don't care about the paint, but not the best idea on painted or powder-coated alloy wheels.

I know some folks with N-Mar or Cycle Hill changers also get one of these improved mount/demount bars:
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