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Tire Lever

by gaarden, published

Tire Lever by gaarden Oct 9, 2011

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Derived from 'Tire Lever v1' by 'Mizza'.

This version can be printed without support material.

Thanks for the idea!

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Whoops, mine snapped off, too. PLA 0.5mm nozzle. The lever is so thin that there is only one outer layer left plus some random infill here and there. Anyone got better results with a smaller nozzle?

very cool idea, unfortunately they didn't work for me. I printed them on an UP! printer with "solid infill" and fine printing level - basically as beefy as a part can get on an UP! printer.

When I tried them on my 700c roadbike tire, the thin front part snapped right off :(

Just made mine! pics tomrorrw

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betongpfeiler on Jul 13, 2013 said:

Whoops, mine snapped off, too. PLA 0.5mm nozzle. The lever is so thin that there is only one outer layer left plus some random infill here and there. Anyone got better results with a smaller nozzle?

csweichel on Jul 13, 2012 said:

very cool idea, unfortunately they didn't work for me. I printed them on an UP! printer with "solid infill" and fine printing level - basically as beefy as a part can get on an UP! printer.

When I tried them on my 700c roadbike tire, the thin front part snapped right off :(

Anonymous on Dec 8, 2011 said:

Just made mine! pics tomrorrw

rh3d on Oct 10, 2011 said:

Absolutely Brilliant! Very useful thanks!

ostrich99 on Oct 10, 2011 said:

I printed one last night with ABS at .30 layers and 35% infill and it seems plenty strong, although I haven't given it to my brother for actual use on a bike yet. Even the narrow tip seems very rigid.

polymaker on Oct 10, 2011 said:

What type of plastic did you use? What amount of infill do you need to make it strong enough?

relet on Oct 10, 2011 said:

Great idea for yet another simple plastic tool that needs to be replicable! Thanks!

watsdesign on Oct 10, 2011 said:

A must-have tool, even better if we can print them :)

Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 said:

Wow. You're amazing. I'm so thrilled to see this actually working now! You're the greatest.

Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 said:

Pics pics pics pics pics pics pics pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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