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What stands/tools do you all use to change your tires at home. Recommendations appreciated.
 
 
 

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bmwpowere36m3
Motion Pro spoons (3x), Motion Pro bead buddy, old detergent bottle (cut pieces to protect rim from scratches), windex, talc powder, air compressor, static balance stand (Venom?), stick-on lead weights and rug on my basement floor.
 
I'd spring for a change stand, but I honestly don't change my tires enough (between 3 bikes)…. maybe 1-2 sets a year. I do want to get an old 50 gal drum to use for tire changes though.
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howlinhoss
Motion Pro spoons (3x), Motion Pro bead buddy, old detergent bottle (cut pieces to protect rim from scratches), windex, talc powder, air compressor, static balance stand (Venom?), stick-on lead weights and rug on my basement floor. 
I'd spring for a change stand, but I honestly don't change my tires enough (between 3 bikes)…. maybe 1-2 sets a year. I do want to get an old 50 gal drum to use for tire changes though.
I am in the same boat as you. I will probably do 1-2 changes a year. Definitely looking to add these tools to my box and save some money in the long run. Thanks!

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howworkclutch
My indie charges $30 to mount and balance. I just take the wheel off and take it to him. I always leave 10 of a 12-pack in his shop fridge.
 
I have the tools to mount and balance but it's a lot of work and not nearly as much fun as just going to the shop. And I'm helping to keep a community resource available.
 
Keeping the old guys in business is kinda important.

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