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Breezer Tool
#61276 06/03/08 9:30 pm
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Hi All,
Does anybody know of any firm still selling the "Breezer" tyre fitting tool, mine, that I've had 20-odd years, has been nicked, and I really don't want to go back to fitting tyres the hard way. I've not seen them advertised for many years over here but Flanders and a couple of other US firms were still listing them up to last year, but now say its discontinued. Someone must have a few tucked away, please help.


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The very best tyre tools I've ever seen or used were the ones sold by Suzuki dealerships. And I used to change m/c tyres professionally. These were very thin and wide, maybe 1-1/4" wide. Very easy to slip in and under; very easy on the hands when applying a lot of pressure.


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#61279 06/05/08 11:18 pm
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Thanks for the replies Guys, as you say Gunk, Flanders do list it, but they no longer have them and say its no longer available. Rask Cycle don't say whether they have it, but won't ship to UK.


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#61280 06/06/08 1:33 pm
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These guys seem to have it...


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Are you sure you need a tool for a Breezer?
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Not exactly a mans drink, but everyone has his own taste... wink


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maybe to get the cap off?


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Re: Breezer Tool
#61283 06/06/08 2:44 pm
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Hi oily

Can't you grind and polish the nick out?

I have a Breezer tool and can't seem to make it work right. Never had a big problem with good standard levers anyway. I'd love to see a video of someone changing a tire with one.


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#61284 06/06/08 2:56 pm
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From the looks of it, you could simply TIG or MIG to build up and grind to original contour.
Most any welding shop will do that.
Or, you could make one from scratch with a piece of one-inch aluminum bar stock and a band saw and die grinder.

>>sb


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#61285 06/06/08 3:30 pm
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I believe in this instance he's using "nicked" as the colloquialism for "Stolen"....

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oops
Never occurred to me and of course because it's aluminum, it's easily dinged. Those whacky British.
And here I am, a language hobbyist...sort-of.

He can still easily make one, but would need one to copy.


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#61287 06/06/08 8:22 pm
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Blimey! he want's the dog's bollocks.

No home built duff will do!


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Re: Breezer Tool
#61288 06/06/08 10:39 pm
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hello oilyrag are the one you are looking for the spoon type?


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Re: Breezer Tool
#61289 06/07/08 12:39 am
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A company called Motion Pro makes the best tire irons I have ever used... the extra long pair I have are thin, shaped just right and are longer than usual so even Barum beads are easy. If you've ever mounted a Barum 4.10x18 you know what I'm talking about. BTW, are Barum still making tires? They were the cat's arse when I rode Eastern enduros early in my enduro days... very flat resistant.


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Thanks Guys,
Yes I meant stolen, along with my van...The beauty of the Breezer is that you knock it round with a hammer but it neither pinches (by which I mean nips not steals) the tube nor marks the rim. Once you have the knack of using it it's dead easy to use. To remove a tyre put the notch on the bead, lever it over the rim, with the flat on the rim and knock it round, to fit a tyre, put the notch on the rim, flat on the bead, lever it over, knock it around. Brilliant and simple. Tried making one but it just broke when I tried to use it, the real ones must be forged or something.
Yes Barum still make tyres, for cars at any rate.
Thanks for the link Gunk, but the site seems to have a few problems at the moment...


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#61291 06/09/08 3:18 am
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Ger, those are the entry level beverages for minors, LOL!
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#61292 06/16/08 11:29 pm
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Yer right, Steve, wouldn't even drink one of those to be polite! Of course, I'm not apt to be found at wedding or baby showers, in any event!
Would go without. And leave early to go somewhere else... With a designated driver, of course.
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#61293 06/18/08 1:24 am
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Pertaining to RF's "super-slick" professional tire lever he obtained at the Suzuki dealer, can one still purchase them or are they obsolete? His description of it sounded quite close to the venerable and of questionable repute tool known as the "Slim Jim".

I don't suppose any of the tire tools that Flanders shows are like this one you used to use.

I would be very interested in purchasing one if you can direct me to the purveyor. Should I contact the Suzuki dealer in Memphis?

RF I will appreciate any help you can provide with this endeavor. :bigt:

Alan


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