Re: fix-a-flat?

D Nyberg /
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Um, any Sears, auto parts store or department, JC Whitney mail order, etc.

Think of it as a big metal tongue depressor; the ones I have are about 1 inch wide, 10 inches long and 3/16" thick, aluminum alloy. The workig end is slightly flattened to better wiggle between the tire and rim.

There's another tire tool that's also very useful: It's a metal rod about 1 inch diameter with a bite taken out of the side near one end. After you open a gap with the tire iron(s), you insert this, with the notch facing the rim so it doesn't slip out. You bang the side of this with a hammer to scoot it around the rim, working the tire off the rim.

Here's a link to whitney's offerings, so you can get an idea:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=3038&catalogId=10101&langId=-1&storeId=10101

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