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I personally just use the box end of a couple of small wrenches usually 1/4 " or so. Just put the closed (Box) end of one of the wrenches under the lip of the tire and just push down until the wrench is into the spokes then use the spokes to hold the wrench then use second wrench to pop (lift) the edge of the tire over the edge of rim and just use your fingers from there. Easy as a cheap plastic tool and I have never punctured a tire or tube.
Hope it Helps. I am also a proud member of the 20 MPH. club