Gadget to support tires while inserting axle

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by dangerdan, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I just finished mounting both tires on my bike with a regular lift that fits under the frame. It was very time consuming, lower the lift , check the tire for clearance , lower the lift , check the tires for clearnce and after 2 hrs I finally got the holes aligned so I could insert the axle. Since this was my first time doing this I took my time.

    What I am looking for is a gaget that will allow me to lift only my tires up or down, slowly and independent of my regular jack . Is there such a thing or do I have to create one myself.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I use my both feet:D. A small flat scissor jack from an import would do the job.
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    There is such a gizmo but I believe it is expensive. It is a screw jack on a long extended arm that held the tire while you screwed it up and aligned it. Very neat looking gizmo.

    Also when I do my tires I use a dummy axle that is the same width as all the spacers and the hub. This keeps everthing in place.
     
  4. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Thanks Glider ... never thought of scissor jack, I can get those real cheap
     
  5. 66cruiser

    66cruiser Active Member

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    floor jack under the tire.