How to Change a Bike Tire

how to replace a bike tire and change a tube.

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get a tire

get a tire

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remove the wheel

remove the wheel

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release air from the tube

release air from the tube

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get tire levers

get tire levers

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place the two tire levers in between the tire and the rim

place the two tire levers in between the tire and the rim

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pry the tire from the rim

pry the tire from the rim

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run one tire lever along the inside of the rim to pop out one side from the rim

run one tire lever along the inside of the rim to pop out one side from the rim

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remove the tube from the wheel

remove the tube from the wheel

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after removing the old tire, find the valve hole on the rim

after removing the old tire, find the valve hole on the rim

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line up the logo on the tire with the hole

line up the logo on the tire with the hole

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put one bead of the tire in the rim all the way around

put one bead of the tire in the rim all the way around

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put a little air into the tube

put a little air into the tube

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put the valve of the tube through the valve hole

put the valve of the tube through the valve hole

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stuff the tube in the tire

stuff the tube in the tire

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stuff the other bead of the tire in to the rim. be careful not to pinch the tube between the rim and the tire bead.

stuff the other bead of the tire in to the rim. be careful not to pinch the tube between the rim and the tire bead.

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now for the very last part... push the valve up so the tube stays in the tire before snapping the final bit of bead in to the rim

now for the very last part... push the valve up so the tube stays in the tire before snapping the final bit of bead in to the rim

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sometime tires can be tough. I use a tire lever to pop in the last bit.

sometime tires can be tough. I use a tire lever to pop in the last bit.

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flip the lever up and push the rest of the tire on

flip the lever up and push the rest of the tire on

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go around the tire and look to make sure the tube isn't overflowing under the tire bead. this will give you pinch flats!

go around the tire and look to make sure the tube isn't overflowing under the tire bead. this will give you pinch flats!

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find the pressure of the tire ( its written on the outside of the tire) and inflate to that level. don't be afraid to inflate to the maximum recommended pressure. it won't explode.

find the pressure of the tire ( its written on the outside of the tire) and inflate to that level. don't be afraid to inflate to the maximum recommended pressure. it won't explode.

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put the tire back on and you're done

put the tire back on and you're done

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2 tire levers
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