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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 03:58 AM
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I use 2oz front and 3oz rear...they do work the ride is smooth as silk... any speed

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I have used them for many, many years, in both the bike and trailer tires. I believe in them, and there are some independent tests that back up the claims. I used to use DynaBeads, I've since switched to Counteract tire balancing beads because my local supply store carries them, and they're less than 1/4 the cost of DynaBeads.


http://www.counteractbalancing.com/


Test results - click on the pdf links in this link - http://www.counteractbalancing.com/#/tests/


Disclaimer - I have zero vested interest in this product - I just think it's a great product to use.




I have been using air soft pellets as they are cheaper and easy to buy at Walmart. I just saw a box of BB gun ammo and started to think that might be even better since each pellet weighs more than the the air soft pellet and would more closely resemble the Dyna beads. I'll be checking into that as my next option, but I won't need new tires for at least 2 years, so I have plenty of time.
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[QUOTE=ssncob;3192297] I used to use DynaBeads, I've since switched to Counteract tire balancing beads because my local supply store carries them, and they're less than 1/4 the cost of DynaBeads.[QUOTE]

Where are you shopping??

WingStuff has a 2 oz and a 3 oz pack of DynaBeads for $9 total. They also have the Counteracts at $37 for 4 2 oz bags. $9.25 each. The 3oz are $39 for four. $9.75 each.

Looks like the Counteract kit includes 2 Schraeder valves, valve stem caps, valve remover in its kit. That's about $3 worth of stuff at any autoparts seller.
The "applicator bottle" is a pet feeder available at any pet supply. The hose is 1/2" id tube. About 3" long. Your local hardware store may be nice and give you a scrap.

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When I installed by first replacement set of tires I dropped in the beads. Have been using the same ones on 2 more sets. Easiest way to collect them is to drill a 1/4" hole in the sidewall and pour them out into a pill bottle.

The AirSoft beads would probably be cheaper and easier to find locally. Tho won't go through the valve stem.

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Before I had bike triked I put the beads in my front and back tire. Still in the front and the take off rear still has them in also. When time comes next year they will be going in my front tire again. I also plan on getting another 8oz to split up for the rear tires I have on now.

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I used to use DynaBeads, I've since switched to Counteract tire balancing beads because my local supply store carries them, and they're less than 1/4 the cost of DynaBeads.[QUOTE]

Where are you shopping?? ... (truncated the rest of the pricing info)...
Short answer is an automotive distributor near me - Phillips Distributing. And the price I pay is less than a dollar an ounce, and it comes with the filtered valve stem and cap in the bag. I don't use the valve stem, but like the metal valve cap. Most of the DynaBeads I've seen for sale is around $4 an ounce (or way higher), even on eBay - http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...abeads&_sop=15 Amazon is no better - https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ords=dynabeads


Wingstuff - I have zero issues with them, but don't forget to add the cost of shipping to the price.


As to adding the beads, a cheapo funnel from the Dollar Store, a foot of clear hose, and my air compressor set to very low pressure and away they go...


And yes, I reuse the beads. Also used to use counteract beads in our semi's trailer tires.
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Jerry, I get Dyna beads from Grainger for a little less than $2 an ounce.

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