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Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by yorkshiregoth, 3 Nov 2007.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I vaguely remember someone after some metal tyre levers a while back.
    Anyway Muji have a bike tool kit in stock which has a pair of levers included as well (which aren't pictured) as the usual allen keys, puncture kits etc. Quality seems ok and it's only a fiver.

    http://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?V=1&Sec=7&Sub=35&PID=1941
     
  2. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    A good way to get some metal tyre levers is to go to a pound shop. They often sell puncture outfits complete with a low quality spanner and a couple of decent metal tyre levers for the aforementioned pound. They often sell a set of allen keys for £1 as well. A couple of allen keys, a tube of glue, a couple of patches, a spare tube and a couple of tyre levers is all I carry even on long rides. No need for a multitool.
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    cheap metal tools?

    not what I'd want to cut corners on if I'm straining to shift a bolt/nut/screw that's been solid for years

    at the side of the road

    in the pouring rain

    it's not like half decent ones cost that much and what you buy should last you for yonks
     
  4. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    Tynan, we're on about tyre levers here. Cheap ones from the pound shop do the job.
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I got the impression we mentioned allen keys and multi tools too
     
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    you surely also carry a pump, otherwise the above would be pointless...
     
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    fwiw I wouldn't recommend metal tyre levers, they scratch rims and can cause punctures.
     
  8. Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    These levers are very good - I've never used metal levers and I don't see the need for them really.

    Rick
     
  9. col

    col Veteran


    These are very similar to mine,no problems with the last punct@@@.Or my sons last week either.