Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Need a better lever?

This is not the first time I broke a Park Tool Tire lever, but to break two within quick succession of one another, I just have to say something! I will never buy another park lever again after this. All I was doing was trying to put a 700c tire on a 700c wheel. Took it into the LBS and they have this think that looks like a big screwdriver. In two seconds it was done.

I got these levers from Pyramid. They look like the tool that they had at the LBS. Until the LBS get's another one in I'll just have use these.




3 comments:

Peter said...

Did you solve the Tire/Rim fit issue ?

Mark said...

Yeah, I got a 700c wheel set in trade for some CB Candies.

Anonymous said...

Park tire levers are complete crap. Looks like you know that now. I found out the hard and painful way too when one snapped sending my hand into the spokes.

Pedro's plastic levers are about 500x better, stronger, and function great. Velo-orange sells some steel core levers that I have used for two years with no problems whatsoever.

http://velo-orange.com/sostcotile.html

Happy Riding
-G