How To Change a Flat Bike Tire
A flat tire is the most common bike repair that you are going to have to do. Find out how to change a flat bike tire by watching this short video.
Additional items to note:
Partially inflate your new tube
Some added items to note are the fact that it is a good idea to partially inflate your new tube so that it can hold its shape a little bit. In the video this had already been done. So, when you take your new tube out put approximately two pumps of air in it before trying to seat it in the rim, this will make it easier to work with.
Putting the tire back on the rim
Additionally, in the video the tire was extremely easy to put back on the rim, I do not know about you but this is generally not the case for me. If you are struggling to put the tire back on the rim it is important to remember that you should not require the tire levers to put it back on. It is actually a bad idea to use the tire levers as this can often pinch your new tube and cause another flat. That would be embarrassing.
After you have put as much of the tire back on as possible, put your palms on the remaining portion and wrap your fingers over the tire until they grab the opposite side of the rim now “roll” the tire onto the rim with your palms. Use the leverage from your fingers by grabbing the rim. The motion is more of a roll because you should be forcing the tire to go up AND over the rim.
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