Reddit Reddit reviews Pedro's Bicycle Tire Lever - Pair

We found 24 Reddit comments about Pedro's Bicycle Tire Lever - Pair. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Pedro's Bicycle Tire Lever - Pair
Ergonomic shape and refined composite construction for stiffness and strengthSpoke grabbersInclude two leversClip together for easy storage
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24 Reddit comments about Pedro's Bicycle Tire Lever - Pair:

u/Kremm · 18 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

hate flats, learn how to switch out tubes, saved me a lot of hopelessness and the gear required is pretty light to carry around.

lever

tubes

ratchet wrench 15mm

portable air pump

back up and running in 15-20 min.

u/UnreachableMemory · 16 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Bike tire lever for separating the rim and tire.

http://www.amazon.com/Pedros-Bicycle-Tire-Lever-Pair/dp/B000IZGFCE

u/whenhen · 12 pointsr/cycling

Posting pictures of the bike would be helpful. If you decide to do this, make sure to post a few high quality shots of your drivetrain which could show us if there's any critical wear.

However, before you post the pictures, it would be helpful to clean the bike. Get a bucket of soapy water, find a sponge or rag that you don't mind sacrificing and get to cleaning your mountain bike. Dry it off, and then post the pictures (that will make any critical deficiencies more obvious).

As others have mentioned, you'll most likely need to remove the chain. Here's a video from one of the best cycling channels on Youtube, Global Cycling Network (GCN), that shows you exactly how to do that. GCN and its sister channel, Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) offer a number of fantastic maintenance videos in addition to a variety of other content. If you're wondering where to get a chain tool, I would just spend a bit of extra money and get a good multi tool like the Crank Brothers multi tool which already comes with one.

Pump up the tires to see if they still hold air. If they do, fantastic. Nothing more needs to be done. If not, you'll need to get new tubes (most likely your mountain bike will need 26 in X 1.9-2.125 in tubes). Here's how to install a new tube.


As a bike commuter, you'll need a number of things to stay safe and make sure your bike stays in your hands. Here are the essentials:

  1. Front and rear lights. I use this flashlight for my front light, and a rear light similar to this.

  2. A helmet. From your posting history, you seem to live in Australia. All helmets sold in that country are required to meet the same safety standards so in all likelihood, spending more on a helmet will not make you safer. Buy one in a store and you're set.

  3. A great bike lock. Read this to learn the proper way to lock your bike.

    However, staying safe is only the first part. You'll want or need a number of other items to make sure that your commute isn't frustrating. Here are some of the items off of the top of my head.

  4. Bike pump. If you're going to mostly ride near gas stations which have air pumps that can inflate a tube, you probably don't need to carry around a mini pump on your rides. However, everyone should own a floor pump.

  5. Degreaser. The cheap automotive kind is fine as is WD 40. This is used when you need to clean the drivetrain.

  6. Bike lube. Stick with a bike specific one.

  7. Disposable poncho. When I lived in an area where it often rained, I always had a dollar store disposable poncho in my backpack. It's just super handy if there's an unexpected downpour.

  8. Fenders. I personally don't have them, but I live in a relatively dry climate. If you live in a place where it always rains, they're super helpful.

  9. Bottle cage. A cheap plastic one is fine.

  10. Tire levers.

  11. Rear rack. Assuming you don't have a full suspension mountain bike and instead have a hard tail (here's an article if you're unsure), get a rear rack. Do not get one that is only mounted to the seat post like this Ibera, but rather one that connects to the bike frame. If your bike does not have any bolts that can attach, you can use P clamps to secure the rack. This post describes how to do just that.

  12. Some way to transport groceries. While I use a milk crate that I ziptied onto my rear rack with bungee cords on top of the crate (similar to this setup), many others use panniers to transport groceries and other goods. This has the benefit of more storage, better center of gravity, and can be water proof. However, they are usually much more expensive unless you go the DIY route.

  13. Bike bell. Cars won't be able to hear you, but if you ride in areas with lots of pedestrians or other cyclists, it's useful.

  14. Spare tube. Fortunately 26 in tubes are cheap and super easy to find. Any department store with a bike section will carry them.

    /r/bikecommuting can be a helpful resource if you have other questions.
u/CarbonUnit8472 · 5 pointsr/cycling

I have this one and really like it. It lets me transfer all the goods from one bike to another easily.

What I have in mine:

  • CO2 canisters ex
  • CO2 inflater ex
  • Patch kit ex
  • Tire levers ex
  • Allen key tool ex
  • Tweezers (I use these to get things like thorns out of my tire)
  • Spare chain link ex (just be sure you get the correct one)
u/frayesto · 5 pointsr/bicycling

Agree, Pedro's are the best.

They even handle my Marathons easily.

u/cecole1 · 5 pointsr/MTB

Everyone knows you need Pedro's.

u/felt_rider · 5 pointsr/bicycling

On the x-posted thread someone was asking about gear load out... so thought I'd put it here as well..

In the saddle under the seat:

  1. 20 dollar bill (to use as cash, not to fix a puncture :))
  2. A crank brothers 19-piece multi-tool

  3. A spare tube (700x25c)
  4. Rema Tip Top Touring (TT 02) patch kit
  5. Pedro's tire levers x 2
  6. Home Made Medical Kit (antibiotic ointment, bandages, alcoholic wipes, gauze pads, a knife, ibuprofen/pain killer)
  7. Zip ties (x4) for any kinda MacGuyver repairs :)

    In the snack bag on the top tube:

  8. 2 Snack bars (Kind/Clif usually)
  9. Some salt pills (if it's too hot and I'm sweating like nuts I'll take 1 per hour)
  10. My wallet
  11. My keys

    On my person:

  12. Just the bike gear that I'm wearing
  13. a RoadID incase of emergencies or a crash


    As for clothes at work, I have a locker so stock up once a week on them.. and also keep toiletries at work. HTH!
u/802bikeguy_com · 3 pointsr/bicycling
u/Movie_Monster · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

I just wanted to remind you to position the saddle parallel to the ground, and to Google some basic bike fitting tips (correct saddle height, and positioning). It's simple to do and will make biking even more comfortable.

As for the tube, you're going to need some tire levers, try prying off the tire & tube from the opposite side of the valve. once you have the new tube in the tire, inflate it a little and attach the tire back to the wheel starting with the valve. work the tire gently onto the wheel, and use the levers to pry / push it all the way on. (be careful when using tire levers, they may pinch the tube against the wheel and cause a puncture in a new tube.) I'm glad you're getting back into cycling, have fun!

u/ballpointpenn · 3 pointsr/EDC

Decided to do something a little different. This is the first video of this type I've made.

In the order they appear in in the video:

Bag

u/Mongoose49 · 3 pointsr/MTB

Make it go completely flat first to make it easy and pry a section of the tire away then just squirt sealant in. Get yourself a couple of these to make it easy.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I know you said you didn't want direct suggestions... however! Two items lots of us skimp on and then come to regret:
$68 Kryptonite NYC mini-u
$3 Pedro's levers

Ooooor....

  • One of them fancy whizbang spoke led picture lighting thingamajigs.
  • If you're the crafty type, knit them a skirt guard / cycling cap / winter over-gloves. Nothing says love and passive aggression quite like itchy Icelandic wool.
  • Organizational mini-bags for their panniers / repair kit (you can find some bitchin' pencil bags online).
  • Bike share membership
u/TheGunshineState · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

You can use the levers to mount the tire as well, in fact I don't think I could do it without them on some really tough tires. You basically use it like a wedge. Stick the hook on the rim of the wheel, with the tool under the tire, and lift up.

I don't know how well it'd work with the ones he posted, I'm more used to ones that look like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Pedros-Bicycle-Tire-Lever-Pair/dp/B000IZGFCE/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1322857939&sr=1-3

u/SmartToaster · 2 pointsr/cycling

Tube

Levers

Frame pump (or alternatively CO2 inflator)

Patch kit (optional)

Saddle bag

u/BagelEaterMan · 1 pointr/bicycling
u/DieRunning · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Link is the greatest Hero of time :)

u/miasmic · 1 pointr/bicycling

Those should be sweet, though obviously with slicks you'll want to take it more cautiously if riding offroad with turning and braking, especially if it's not a harder surface. But as long as it's not muddy or loose sand/dirt you should still have a decent amount of grip from a 2" tire.

Get a pair of tire levers so you can get your old tires off and the new ones on, get a spare inner tube or two as well in case you get a puncture, and a decent pump with a gauge if you don't have one already as it's important to pump the tires up to the correct pressure, running them too soft means punctures are far more likely and the bike can handle badly in corners and need more effort to pedal along.

u/Kooterade8 · 1 pointr/bicycling

I cannot recommend the Rocket Ratchet enough for all-around, single tool efficiency. It's gotten to the point where I don't actually use the tools in my toolbox even when I'm at home. I just use the ratchet and it's way better. Any multi-tool with a chain-breaker will work, I've just had a really good time with that one.

After that a set of Pedro's. For my money, they're the best levers around. Great durability, can spoke-lock from both sides, and I've never ripped a tube with them, even on bullshit 23 tires.

After that basic patch kits, they'll use them all the time until they throw their hands in the air five years from now and scream "FINE I'LL GO TUBELESS."

Those are kind of the basics, and will allow them to work 90% of the stuff on their bike. The other 10% becomes more expensive and more specialized.

EDIT: oh, and a spoke wrench is the other cheap and highly useful item to have around.

u/SoCaFroal · 1 pointr/MTB

Shorts with liner, gloves, multi-tool, spare inner-tube, and maybe a pair of glasses, a set of tire levers, pump or C02, and a wicking T-shirt from any retailer.

That's what I started out with at least.

u/Jacob_The_Duck · 1 pointr/bicycling

Hey nice bike! If I were you I would add a saddle bag with some tubes, tire levers, and maybe get a small pump, and since you're just commuting the whole "it ain't aero" thing doesn't really fucking matter in my opinion ;) I would recommend this and these and this. Also read up on sites like Sheldon Brown for basics, and also I would recommend the GCN youtube channel for repair and maintenance. Also as far as locks go get a U-lock like this for most security and use this locking method. Have fun and stay safe, and feel free to ask any questions to me or any of the other people on this sub!

u/QuikAF77 · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I have a Park I Beam multi-tool, a spare tube, 3 Pedro tire levers, a patch kit, and a co2 inflater in a saddle bag I never take off.

u/savageveggie · 1 pointr/bikewrench

You will also need a good floor pump with a gauge(you should go for a good name brand one from a shop, but in a pinch one from academy or wally world should work) and a pair of tire levers like these(doesnt have to be those exact ones, any shop worth a grain of salt will have some).

And if you need help fixing the flat itself, Youtube is a great resource.

u/somewhatboxes · 1 pointr/cycling

Like /u/jrm2191 said, Park Tool make some... comprehensive tool sets. Those prices are enough to make me choke, though. Your son's riding a ~$400 bike - I don't know how I would wrap my head around buying an $800 tool set, or even a $300 one.

But the tool sets are a good way to think about what tools you should buy. I'd get a basic tool set, fill in gaps, and upgrade selectively. What I'd do, in no particular order, would look like...

  • cheap tool set ($40) (total $40)
  • torque wrench ($50) (total $90)
  • chain cleaning tool ($10) (total $100)
  • cable cutting tool ($35) (total $135)
  • maybe chain pliers? ($10) (total $145)

    At this point I would start thinking about upgrading the tools that your son will use all the time. The thing that stands out for me is hex tools. He might use Torx screws, but he'll definitely use metric hex tools

  • some nice metric hex tools ($15) (total $160)
  • some torx equivalents ($11) (total $171)

    Then probably nice meaty tire levers to make replacing tires and tubes easier

  • tire levers ($9) (total $180)

    If you were looking to spend $300 or that range, then you'll notice you're way under that target. Feel free to start adding on some random nice things, like a portable multi-tool, which will pay off if he has an issue while out on a ride.

  • Portable multi-tool ($25) (total $210)

    I'm running out of things that aren't "consumable" (like brake cables, housing, etc...), so for my last recommendation, nitrile work gloves! (they'll make cleanup a breeze)

  • work gloves ($20) (total $230)

    There are tons of other things you could get (a bike stand, for instance) but at this point I'm getting a bit out of control. and there are tools I assume you have (e.g. a good screwdriver), but at some point I need to stop.

    And obviously feel free to mix and match whatever components you can afford/feel comfortable spending that much money on. One thing that might help would be to talk with him about what kind of work he does on his bike. He might be in desperate need of hex tools, but not treating himself to nice hex wrenches. That could be your quick, easy, cheap answer. Or similarly he might be nervously tightening bolts without a torque wrench, even in places that call for very precise amounts of torque. Again, easy answer regarding what to prioritize.

    Best of luck

    edit: totals didn't add up right, sorry!