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 I take my bike tire off?
Pry under the bead of the tire with one of the tire levers and hook it to a spoke. Move over about 4 to 6 in. and insert the other tire lever. Pry it down and then slide it along the rim to release the tire.
How do you get a back tire off without quick release?
Disengage brakes and derailleur gear (gives chain more slack, making wheel removal easier) Work on the nuts and loosen them using a spanner (Pro tip: use a spanner with the exact size of nuts) Gently remove the rear bike wheel. Completely remove the derailleur chain and lift your bike off the ground.
Can you change a bike tire without taking the wheel off?
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 take a bead off a tire?
Drive a car over the tire to separate its bead from the rim.
- You may need to drive over the rubber a few times to break it.
- Another way to loosen a bead is with a jack.
- If you have a hard time with the bead, you may be better off cutting through it with a sharp knife or saw.
What can you use instead of a tire lever?
Misplaced tyre lever – alternatives?
- Carve your own tire lever out of wood. (Did not try this, have no wood available)
- Use the handle of a spoon. (Didn’t work, spoon bent and scratched rim tape)
- Carve your own out of the plastic handle of a knife. (Worked, but kinda ruined handle of knife and could be dangerous)
What is a tire lever?
A tire iron (also tire lever or tire spoon) is a specialized metal tool used in working with tires. Bicycle tire irons are still in use for those tires which have a separate inner tube, and can have a hooked C-shape cut into one end of the iron so that it may be hooked on a bicycle spoke to hold it in place.