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Some properties:

  1. it is good to have it plastic so it won't break the inner tire
  2. it is size is about 10cm*2cm*0.5cm at maximum, a small thing
  3. you will attach them to spokes so you can change tire
  4. you usually need them two pcs

Since I miss it, I work with spoons to remove tires but I really need the item. So I am just looking for the word of the tool to buy them from Ebay or some other shop online.

Please, create a label 'definition question' or equivalent.

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Perhaps the terminology tag is the one you were looking for? –  zigdon Nov 1 '10 at 7:31
    
Agreed plastic on the outside, but metal cores are good if you have tight tires, otherwise cheaper plastic ones will snap in half and then you're SOL. –  Chinasaur Jan 19 '11 at 11:21
    
Chinasaur: What is "SOL", lost? How do you know you have tight tires? Where can you get tyre levers as plastic-outside-and-metal-cores? –  user652 Feb 5 '11 at 23:54
    
"SOL" means "Sh*t Out of Luck", as in you are in a very bad situation. –  Jason Plank Feb 6 '11 at 4:29

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Tyre lever (in the UK anyway - WP redirects that to tire iron but to me that sounds more like metal fatigue. After all, they're not made of iron).

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Same name in the states, with the American spelling for Tire :) –  zigdon Nov 1 '10 at 7:31
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And the wrong pronunciation of "lever" –  mgb Dec 28 '10 at 18:33

I actually call these devices, tire irons, but I have also heard them called tire levers. Don't use a screwdriver!

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Remember when you were a kid and you used spoons - then got told off when you bent them ? –  mgb Dec 28 '10 at 18:33

Yep. Tire levers in the U.S. Pedro's are the best.

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There is now an entry in the Terminology Index for tire levers.

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Not really an answer; this is more of a comment. (Nice entry in the index, BTW.) –  Neil Fein Nov 2 '10 at 14:56

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