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How to change a bike tire

There's nothing worse than a flat tire. Luckily, replacing a bike tire tube is easier than you think.

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STEP 1

Take the wheel off the bike.

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STEP 2

Unscrew the valve cap and deflate the tube.

To empty out the air from the tube.

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STEP 3

Pinch the tire and insert the tire lever.

It should come off pretty easily.

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STEP 4

Hook the tire lever to flip the bead of the tire outside the rim.

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STEP 5

Use the second tire lever in there and work around the tip.

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STEP 6

Pull out the inner tube.

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STEP 7

Put a bit of air in the tube to give it some shape - don't overinflate.

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STEP 8

Insert the valve stem into the hole of the rim.

Begin to gently place the tube back inside the tire.

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STEP 9

Using your hands, begin to work the bead back into the rim.

Move from one side to the other.

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STEP 10

Ensure the tube isn't caught in the bead or the rim.

Inflate the tire to proper pressure and reattach your bike.

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STEP 11

Secure and tighten the wheel onto the bike.

and you're good to go!

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