With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
Tell us about yourself!
How to Make a Dehumidifier (Thermoelectric Cooling)
Floating Arm Trebuchet
ULTRA THIN LIGHT BOXES
Change a Mountain Bike Tube Without Tools
Instamorph Jetta Valence Hack
This is great. Just one thing to add. If you coat the inside of the tire with baby powder this method gets much easier, even for street bikes. The tire doesn't stick as aggressively to the rim. It also allows the tube to slip more freely reducing the chance of a fold which can cause leaks. I've been doing this on my street and touring bikes for years. I hate using tools because they always pinch the tube often causing a second (or third or...) flat. - zencuke
I thought everyone knew this already... it works on most tire/rim combinations, not all. (My shimano XTRs, the ones they made about 10 years ago with the spoke adjusters on the hub, would not mount conti gatorskins without levers.)However you don't focus on the one tip that makes this work: You've got to make sure the bead of the side opposite of the side you are prying off or on, falls into the deepest part of the valley of the rim. (Then of course you work that extra slack around if it doesnt do so by itself)Second that baby powder suggestion. Many tube mfrs put it on already, talc is a protectent of rubber and stops decay from petroleum products. Its a win-win application. - batvette
Change a mountain bike tube without tools
Instamorph laser cutter add-ons
Join 2 million + to receive instant DIY inspiration in your inbox.
Download our apps!
© 2016 Autodesk, Inc.