How do you change the inner tube on a bike?
- Remove the tire from the rim. Place the tire lever between the rim and the tire and pry the edge of the tube from the rim. Insert the second tire lever about two spokes over and pry more edge of the tire from the rim. Continue this until you can easily pull the inner tube out from the tire.
How do you change a tube on a bike tire?
Remove the wheel from your bike, and let out any remaining air in the tube by depressing the valve. Insert one tyre lever under the bead of the tyre, and lever it over the rim. Repeat this process until one side of the tyre is sitting outside the rim [Figures 1 through 4].
Do you have to take bike wheel off to change tube?
To replace the inner tube, you must remove the wheel from the bicycle. But to patch the inner tube, you need only expose it, without removing the wheel. A wheel with axle nuts is harder to remove and replace than one with a quick release.
Is it easy to replace a bike tube?
Replacing a bike tube is an essential skill for any cyclist, whether you need to fix a flat or just want to switch to a different tube. Fortunately, it’s also easy to do once you get the hang of it!
How much does a bicycle tube cost?
The average price of a bike tube costs between $5 and $9. You can find tubes for as little as $2 and up and even some models beyond the $35. Specialized tubes and puncture-resistant tubes will cost more than traditional bike tubes.