Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South of most people.
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I have a manual bead breaker purchased for $100 or so.
Team this up with a static balancer, some rim savers, levers and weights, and you are in business. I've never looked back...it's easy, and gets easier every time you change tyres.
The bead breaker is handy not just for breaking beads, but as a stand to work on as you go about the whole process.
Like so many things in life, the key to it all is lots of lube.