was lowering links, now tire mounting and purchasing

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Sat Apr 10 10:04:02 PDT 2010

That's what I'm thinking as well Bill!  I'm needing to change the front of
the GPZ now as those rock hard OEM tires are now down to the wear bars
(yeah, I'm a cheap guy or is that frugal?).  I may break down and have the
local "stealer" mount/balance the front GPZ this week and then have time to
research tire changers.  

Here is a link to a very useful website which has links to different kinds
of changers, it seems like you get one for ~$100 from harbor freight up to
~$1000 even for "manual" units.  I've changed tires before, years ago, with
just tire irons but it wasn't pretty.  I think with one of these changers
that you fold up and put out of the way, you could easily pay for it in just
a few years plus have the option of not waiting or buying online to save a
few bucks.  I looked up that Coats 220 that Randy got on Craigslist, man is
that a sweet piece of equipment ($$$)

Cheers (back to painting the other side of the headers now)


-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of William K Denton
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 10:40 AM
To: GPZ List
Subject: Re: was lowering links, now tire mounting and purchasing

After reading the sudden deluge of GPzlist emails, I am SO GLAD that I built

my own tire mounting/dismounting table in 2002.  In this part of the country

(Eastern PA), it costs ~$80 per set to mount and balance a set of mc tires 
on "carried in" rims, and even more $$ if they're still on the bike.  In 
most cases, you also have to buy the tires from the mounter, or they won't 
work on them.

Based on this and the number of tires I've mounted up in the ensuing eight 
years, I figure I've saved >$500 in labor.

Bill Denton
Yardley, PA
wkdenton at verizon.net
Lazarus Cycleworks, LLC
We Breathe New Life into Old Bikes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "iamthedoc" <iamthedoc at yahoo.com>

Otd will sell me a set of dunlop roadsmart with mounting and balance for 

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