Baja no pinch tire tool

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A few years ago there was a thread here about this Baja no pinch tire tool. It looked like something I could use so I bought one, but didn't use it until recently.
I take the wheels from my modern bikes to a dealer to fit tires, but I do my own tire fitting on my vintage bikes.
This tool won't help you take a tire off, but is intended to pop a new tire easily into place.
The rear tire on my BSA was worn out so I fitted a new one last week and this tool popped the new tire on exactly as advertised.
 

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Looked at their page in the link and watched the demo install.
Did you use rim protectors with this?
Looks like it could easily scratch a rim.
 

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I cannot remember when last I changed a tire myself or even if I have ever done it :oops:
 

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Looked at their page in the link and watched the demo install.
Did you use rim protectors with this?
Looks like it could easily scratch a rim.
None needed.
The tool bears right on the tire bead and doesn't touch the rim as it pushes the tire into place.
I suppose it might be possible to scratch a rim, but I think you would have to be pretty ham-fisted and careless when using the tool.
Anyway, for me, it worked great on my British wheel.

Taking a tire off is still the old "irons, rim protectors and soapy water/Windex" way, but putting the tire back on is pretty much a breeze.
I used a bit of Windex on the rim to help it a bit and the tire slid right into place. I had never used the tool before so decided to give it a bit of help - although probably not needed BGRIN
 

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Rocky, thanks for the review! Like you, I take the wheels from modern bnikes to the dealer.
 
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