Video:How to Change a Bike Tirewith Danila James
Nothing can flatten a sunny day in the park faster than a wobbly, deflating bike tire. Learn how to remove and fill a tire, and your family will be back on your bikes in no time.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Change a Bike TireHi, this is Danila James for About.com Parenting, and today I'm going to show you how to change a flat tire on a bicycle. In no time, your wheels will be full of air, like new, and ready to hit the streets.
Tools to Change a Bike TireHere's what we'll need:
- bicycle wheel tool (tire lever)
- new tube
- air tube
Remove the Flat Tire From the BikeStart by taking your wheel off of the bike frame. Do this by first disconnecting your brakes, and then opening the quick release mechanism. If your bike doesn't have a quick release mechanism you'll need 2 wrenches to loosen the nuts. Next, insert your bike tool between the tire and the rim. Using the tool as a lever, pull the tire edge over the rim. Do this all around the wheel. We can now pull the tire off the rim completely, and pull out our tube.
Now, carefully check the inside of the tire to make sure there is no debris or bits of glass. I'm going to do this by running my fingers on the inner part of the rubber.