Hook the lever under the bead of the tire (the hard portion of the tire that sits inside the wheel) and drag it all the way around the rim of the wheel to tighten the wheel. You should only remove one side of the tire from the rim if you’re only changing the tube. This method allows you to take out the tube without having to completely remove the tire, which saves time.
How do you replace a tire tube?
With a plastic tire lever, pry away the piece of the outer tire that is between the outer tire and the wheel rim so that you can pull the tube out from between the outer tire and the wheel rim. Fill the new tube with air until it has a basic circular form, and then insert it between the outer tire and the wheel rim to complete the installation.
How do you remove a tire from a bike?
After inflating the tube, remove the lock ring that is screwed into the valve stem in order to hold the wheel to the bike rim. Make sure not to lose the lock ring! With two simple levers, pry away a part of the outer tire’s tread. If at all possible, avoid using metal tools and instead go for a plastic tire lever.
Is it easy to replace a bike tube?
Changing a bike tube is a necessary skill for any rider, whether you’re trying to cure a flat tire or just wish to switch to a new tube for whatever reason. Fortunately, once you get the hang of it, it’s also really simple to accomplish!
Do I need to replace my bike tires?
In the event that you are an active bike rider like myself, you will almost certainly need to repair your bike tires and/or tubes at some point throughout your riding career. They have either popped while on the voyage or simply need to be changed owing to wear and tear on the vehicle.