Introduction: How to Change the Tube and Tyre on a Bicycle
This instructable is for those people that want to know how to replace an old or busted tyre and tube from the wheel of a bicycle.
Step 1: Deflating the Tyre
To deflate the tyre you need to find the valve, valves can come in two different types.
The road bike valve, the valve shown in the instructable
And the american valve (the tick one on bmx and mountain bikes)
Step 2: Removing the Tube
To remove the tube you need to use some the plastic hook thingies found at bikes stores for about $2 AUS
First stick the hooks into the gap and hook them onto the groove of the wheel and pull them back down to the spokes of the wheel and hook them onto one.
Repeat this with another hook a little bit further down the wheel (about 10 inches). It may be a bit of a challenge with the second hook because it will be quite tight.
BE CAREFULL NOT TO HOOK (PINCH) ONTO THE TUBE WITH THE TOOL
After pull some of the groove over, pull the rest over all around the wheel, then remove the tyre by scooping and pulling it out. and to get the hard valve bit out you have to pull back the tyre.
Step 3: Pulling Off the Tyre
A similar process to the previous step is used to remove the tyre.
Just pull it off, but if is to tight used the tools again.
Step 4: Putting in the New Tyre and Tube
When putting a new tyre and tube on, put the tyre on first (half way on) and then slip the tube in and put the valve through the hole and slip the other halve of the tyre back on.
Make sure the tubes a little pumped up.
Step 5: PUMP IT
To pump the tyre up you need the valve to have it undone and push the connector onto it untill it goes through the hole pull the lever and PUMP.
30-40 psi for BMX / Mountain Bike
100-120 psi for Road / Track