How do I take my bike tire off?
Pry under the bead of the tire with one of the tire levers and hook it to a spoke. Move over about 4 to 6 in. and insert the other tire lever. Pry it down and then slide it along the rim to release the tire.
How do you break a stubborn tire bead?
Basically what you do is just leave a a couple psi of air in the tires, and lay the wheel on its side, and step on the tire with your foot. It is a tight fit, but use your body weight to break the bead. This works, done it several times. The key is to leave some air in the tire.
Can you change a bike tire without taking the wheel off?
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to take the wheel off your bike – or even the tyre completely off the wheel – to fix a puncture. First, you need to get the punctured tube out of the tyre. Flip the bike, grab your tyre levers and hook the first one under the bead of tyre.
What can I use instead of TYRE levers?
Misplaced tyre lever – alternatives?
- Carve your own tire lever out of wood. (Did not try this, have no wood available)
- Use the handle of a spoon. (Didn’t work, spoon bent and scratched rim tape)
- Carve your own out of the plastic handle of a knife. (Worked, but kinda ruined handle of knife and could be dangerous)