How do you change a sprocket on a bicycle?
- Changing a your sprocket or rear cog on a fixie or single speed bike is one of the few ways to change your gear ratio on a bike of this type. It’s a simple job, start by removing your rear wheel, remove the lockring and then remove the sprocket. Next put your new sprocket on and re fit the lockring.
Can you change an inner tube without removing the wheel?
A flat tire may be repaired either by replacing the inner tube or by patching it. 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.
What tools do you need to change a bike tube?
Tools You Need to Change a Flat Tire
- A spare tube. Make sure you have a tube of the right size for your wheel.
- An inflation device. You can carry a handheld pump with you, or if you’re changing your tube at home, you can use a floor pump.
- A tire lever.
- A patch kit.
- A wrench/bike tool.
Can I fix a bike puncture without removing the wheel?
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to take the wheel off your bike – or even the tyre completely off the wheel – to fix a puncture. Once you have one side of the tyre completely out of the rim, you can pull out the tube, leaving just the area around the valve in place.
How do you deflate an inner tube?
To deflate inner tube, remove the rubber end cap by hand. Use a tire valve tool to loosen and remove the inner valve stem core. Remove the tube from cover, fold and curl as necessary to remove excess air. Once the inner tube is deflated, reinstall the valve stem core and tighten securely using the tire valve tool.