How to change tires on a speed bike

When is it necessary to remove or replace a tire

You may need to remove your bike tire in the following cases:

Do-it-yourself tire removal is no big deal, and most riders do this repair exercise the first time around. Accuracy of execution, the availability of convenient tools. and changing the camera will not be difficult.

Three of these plates are enough for me so that one side of the tire begins to easily climb out of the rim. When I used keys, screwdrivers, or any other materials at hand instead of plastic plates, I very often punched a new camera when installing.

Next, we take out the old camera, starting with the nipple, after unscrewing the cap and washer.

Now we carefully unpack the new camera without violating its integrity. I stopped gluing old cameras a long time ago. As a rule, it takes longer and more expensive.

Before pushing the new tube into the tire, you should swing it a little so that it takes shape and we have less chance of chewing it between the rim and the tire.

First of all, insert the nipple and secure it well with a washer. Next, we push the camera under the tire with our hands along the entire perimeter.

Now we feed the tire back into the rim, first with our hands, and at the end with the same plates that we took out. At this stage, you need to exercise the utmost care, as it is at this moment that you can damage the camera.

After the tire is in place, you need to lightly tap the wheel on the ground, turn it in a circle. Thus, the camera will take its place where it could get between the tire and the rim.

Install the wheel into the fork. Tighten the nuts alternately on both sides, while making sure that the distance between the fork and the wheel, closer to the frame, is approximately the same. If you are changing the camera on the rear wheel, be sure to put on the chain when installing.

Having installed the wheel, turn it by hand, if it turns a little more by inertia, then everything is in order, you can pump it up, if it stops almost immediately, then you need to unscrew it and release the fixing nuts on the bushing a little.

If I am not in a hurry and do everything in order, then it takes me no more than 15 minutes to replace the camera.

Is it possible to replace the tire without tools

There is always a chance of a puncture in the camera. Removing a tire can be a surprise, so you don’t have any tools with you. It is practically impossible to do this without tools. To replace it, you must have a spare kit if you took it, and you still have some instrument. By default, we will assume that you still took the wheel repair kit for a bike ride. So, you do not have editors, how can you cope with this problem?

  • Lower the camera (as much as possible). It is advisable that the air comes out completely, unscrew the nipple;
  • Squeeze the tire on both sides in such a way until its cord is loose from the rim on both sides;
  • Slide the beads of the tire towards the middle of the rim groove. Continue in the same way to advance to the nipple, keeping the tire near it;
  • If everything is done correctly, then pry the tire cord with your finger and remove it from the bicycle wheel in a circle;
  • Now carefully remove the tube or completely replace the tire on the bike wheel.

Board cable

Its purpose is to securely fasten the tire in the wheel rim of the bike. Materials for its manufacture are kevlar (most often), synthetics or steel wire. Steel bead cable is the most budgetary. The cost of Kevlar cables is much higher, they have less weight, they are easy to store rolled up. You can take the Kevlar cable with you on your trip as a fallback. It will not take up much space.

How to remove a tire procedure

To remove a tire from a bicycle wheel, proceed as follows:

Instruments

Different tools will be needed depending on the design of the bike.

The minimum set is hands (preferably with gloves), nothing else is needed. What is used to facilitate the process?

  • Dismantling a bicycle wheel. small oblong plastic plates with a “hook” at the end. Very helpful to hold the edge when starting to dismantle without effort, and then remove it.
  • Any replacement of the bead. often used keys (from locks or wrenches), coins, sticks (which is quite traumatic, by the way).
  • Keys for removing the wheel. there are also models where the axle is fixed with bolts, and not eccentrics.
  • Pump. needed when installing the wheel back.

Tire cord

This is its frame, or base. This element largely determines the strength of the tire. This is a diagonal weave of nylon strands. Weave density is determined by the number of threads per inch. This figure is in the range of 24-130. Naturally, the higher this figure is, the better the strength properties of the tire.

This is a rubber coating. There are two types.

We take out the punched camera

To remove the damaged camera from the wheel, it is necessary to remove it from the bike. it is much more convenient to work this way. Then follow the step-by-step instructions:

1.Unscrew the protective cap from the nipple. If necessary, completely deflate the wheel. This will make the job easier, since there will be no unnecessary resistance.

2.Using the razor, hook the edge of the tire and pull it out of the rim. Special tools allow this procedure to be carried out quickly and as painlessly as possible. If you don’t have a rigger, you can try using any thin and sturdy object, such as a spoon. Its handle has repeatedly helped out cyclists who did not have repair tools at hand. Make sure that it does not bend over.

Important: The tool should not have sharp ends, so a screwdriver is not the best solution, although it does fit the intended shape. You can only damage the wheel more with it. If you want to keep the tire, don’t.

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Optimally use two assemblies. First, hook the edge of one, then, when you fix the position, in 2-3 centimeters, hook the tire with the second mounting. This will be followed by a release of pressure, and the work will go easier. While continuing to support the first assembly with your hand, continue to pry the tire in a circle with the second until it is completely released from the rim.

4.Now that one edge of the tire is completely removed, release the nipple and remove the damaged tube.

We will consider the installation process with the installation of both a new camera and a tire. If you keep the old camera, skip the first step.

Instruments

Different tools will be needed depending on the design of the bike.

The minimum set is hands (preferably with gloves), nothing else is needed. What is used to facilitate the process?

  • Dismantling a bicycle wheel. small oblong plastic plates with a “hook” at the end. Very helpful to hold the edge when starting to dismantle without effort, and then remove it.
  • Any replacement of the bead. often used keys (from locks or wrenches), coins, sticks (which is quite traumatic, by the way).
  • Keys for removing the wheel. there are also models where the axle is fixed with bolts, and not eccentrics.
  • Pump. needed when installing the wheel back.

Sequencing

So, what needs to be done to remove the tire from the bike?

  • We begin to remove the wheel by washing out the brakes (in the case of V-Brake) or removing the caliper (disc), they can greatly interfere with the next steps.
  • Loosen the bolt or eccentric holding the wheel in the frame.
  • We take out the wheel.
  • We release excess air from the chamber through the nipple, it is important that there is as little air as possible, otherwise the chamber can easily be touched and damaged.
  • We pry off the edge using a flanging or replacing it at one point.
  • We measure 10-15 cm and repeat the operation, bending the segment between the two bevels, and, taking it outside the rim, outward.
  • Carefully continue removing the tires until one side is completely behind the rim.
  • We repeat the action in the same direction with the second side of the tire. Usually this stage is already easier.
  • Done!

Repair of the camera only is limited to items 1-7.

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  • It is necessary to put on the tire, starting to lay it inside the rim with one side.
  • On the last 15-30 cm, we fix one side of the tire with a bead and carefully transfer the entire edge inside the rim.
  • Place the edge of the tire inside the rim and install the camera.
  • We repeat the process of folding through the rim with the second edge of the tire to finally put it on.
  • Done!
  • We mount the wheel, close the brakes.

Do not forget that all actions should be carried out correctly. Rubber does not like heavy loads, especially the thin and soft rubber used in cameras. All operations with the tube inside the tire should be done delicately.

How to change a tire on a bicycle

Not everyone punches their own wheels, and not everyone repairs a bicycle on their own. Nevertheless, understanding how you can remove a tire from a bike and put in what you need for this and how to do it easily and without unnecessary problems is useful for most riders.

When we remove a bicycle tire?

  • The camera is broken. you need to remove the tire, then change the camera, and then assemble the wheel;
  • When replacing, in fact, bicycle tires. they tend to wear out, especially with aggressive or prolonged driving;
  • When servicing the wheel. when other elements, for example, the camera, can interfere.

Installing a new tire

We put on a new tire on one “edge” of the wheel, so that we have a free for inserting the camera.

We take a new chamber (deflated) and, starting with the nipple, we lay it along the rim.

While the camera is not yet closed, pump it up a little to make sure that it is laid flat and not twisted anywhere. If the camera is kinked or twisted during the installation process, it will most likely burst as soon as you get on the bike. Agree, you don’t need such unnecessary frustrations, because these are not only spoiled plans, but also additional financial costs.

Now you need to “tuck” the tire into the rim. In the first steps, this is done manually, but at the end, editing will be required again. You can do it with one, but it’s better to use two. Use it to pull the tire slightly towards you so that it fits easily into the rim. You can push the tire a little inward with the assembly so that it is better fixed. The main thing is that the mounting depth is the same throughout the entire circle.

After the wheel is closed, pump up the chamber to the desired state. Usually, the pressure you need is indicated on the tire, check it to get your pump set up correctly.

Now screw the cap on the nipple to fix the condition of the wheel.

It remains to put the wheel in place and that’s it. Now your bike is back on the move! Do a small circle on it at low speed to make sure everything is secured correctly and you feel comfortable. If necessary, inflate the chamber of the second wheel so that they are equally elastic. Many cyclists experience minor riding discomfort after replacing one camera. If everything is ok, you can go on the road. Suddenly what happens, you already know how to change the tire and you can do it even in field conditions.

Do-it-yourself tire removal is no big deal, and most riders do this repair exercise the first time around. Accuracy of execution, the availability of convenient tools. and changing the camera will not be difficult.

If you are a cyclist, you need to be able to deal with a number of common problems that can happen on the road. A broken wheel is one of the main ones. Unfortunately, you can hit a nail, a piece of metal or a broken bottle almost anywhere, and sooner or later it happens to everyone. Happened already? Read our review, which we prepared together with Onliner, on how to change or glue the camera, tire in a bicycle.

Important points

Try not to rush during the procedure and be attentive at every step. Any carelessness can then turn into problems on the road. If you keep an old tire, do not forget to check the inside of the tire for any piercing or cutting elements. It often happens that part of the object that pierced the camera breaks off and remains in the tire. This could damage the camera again. So, if you managed to find the “culprit” of the tragedy, make sure you remove it completely.

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When working with a montage, be sure to hold it with your hand, even if it seems to you that it is holding itself. The resistance of the tire can easily push it out. At best, it will just fall and you have to start over. At worst, it will fly out with force and can hit you in the face. Feelings are unpleasant, not to mention the fact that it can be traumatic.

If you decide to change the camera for the first time on a bike, or it happens that after the change, the camera releases, it will be useful for you to read these tips.

Before unscrewing and removing the wheel, if it is not fully deflated, completely lower it by pressing the nipple. This will make it easier to remove it from the brakes.

We unscrew the wheel with two keys at the same time, if there is only one available, then we turn the nuts in turn one by one on each side.

We take a special plastic plate and insert it between the rim and the tire. We pull on the tire and hook the plate by the spoke.

Three of these plates are enough for me so that one side of the tire begins to easily climb out of the rim. When I used keys, screwdrivers, or any other materials at hand instead of plastic plates, I very often punched a new camera when installing.

Next, we take out the old camera, starting with the nipple, after unscrewing the cap and washer.

Now we carefully unpack the new camera without violating its integrity. I stopped gluing old cameras a long time ago. As a rule, it takes longer and more expensive.

Before pushing the new tube into the tire, you should swing it a little so that it takes shape and we have less chance of chewing it between the rim and the tire.

First of all, insert the nipple and secure it well with a washer. Next, we push the camera under the tire with our hands along the entire perimeter.

Now we feed the tire back into the rim, first with our hands, and at the end with the same plates that we took out. At this stage, you need to exercise the utmost care, as it is at this moment that you can damage the camera.

After the tire is in place, you need to lightly tap the wheel on the ground, turn it in a circle. Thus, the camera will take its place where it could get between the tire and the rim.

Install the wheel into the fork. Tighten the nuts alternately on both sides, while making sure that the distance between the fork and the wheel, closer to the frame, is approximately the same. If you are changing the camera on the rear wheel, be sure to put on the chain when installing.

Having installed the wheel, turn it by hand, if it turns a little more by inertia, then everything is in order, you can pump it up, if it stops almost immediately, then you need to unscrew it and release the fixing nuts on the bushing a little.

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If I am not in a hurry and do everything in order, then it takes me no more than 15 minutes to replace the camera.

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How to install a camera in a bicycle wheel

Three of these plates are enough for me so that one side of the tire begins to easily climb out of the rim. When I used keys, screwdrivers, or any other materials at hand instead of plastic plates, I very often punched a new camera when installing.

Next, we take out the old camera, starting with the nipple, after unscrewing the cap and washer.

Now we carefully unpack the new camera without violating its integrity. I stopped gluing old cameras a long time ago. As a rule, it takes longer and more expensive.

Before pushing the new tube into the tire, you should swing it a little so that it takes shape and we have less chance of chewing it between the rim and the tire.

First of all, insert the nipple and secure it well with a washer. Next, we push the camera under the tire with our hands along the entire perimeter.

Now we feed the tire back into the rim, first with our hands, and at the end with the same plates that we took out. At this stage, you need to exercise the utmost care, as it is at this moment that you can damage the camera.

After the tire is in place, you need to lightly tap the wheel on the ground, turn it in a circle. Thus, the camera will take its place where it could get between the tire and the rim.

Install the wheel into the fork. Tighten the nuts alternately on both sides, while making sure that the distance between the fork and the wheel, closer to the frame, is approximately the same. If you are changing the camera on the rear wheel, be sure to put on the chain when installing.

Having installed the wheel, turn it by hand, if it turns a little more by inertia, then everything is in order, you can pump it up, if it stops almost immediately, then you need to unscrew it and release the fixing nuts on the bushing a little.

If I am not in a hurry and do everything in order, then it takes me no more than 15 minutes to replace the camera.

Front wheel.

With the front wheel, all manipulations are done in the same way as with the rear wheel, only it must be borne in mind that the eccentric levers are on the bike. which tightens the wheel are usually located on the left side of both wheels of the bicycle. For the front wheel, the arrow on the tire points in the opposite direction.

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Tire cord

This is its frame, or base. This element largely determines the strength of the tire. This is a diagonal weave of nylon strands. Weave density is determined by the number of threads per inch. This figure is in the range of 24-130. Naturally, the higher this figure is, the better the strength properties of the tire.

This is a rubber coating. There are two types.

  • Gumwall. This is a large rubber layer with a low cord density. This is the most popular type, combining low cost with durability. Used in tourist and urban bike models;
  • Skinwall is a combination of high density cord with a thin layer of rubber. The main advantage of such a coating is its low weight. It is used in sports bicycles.
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Tread

This is the part of the tire in direct contact with the road. Tire performance depends on tread depth and pattern variety.

For the manufacture of bicycle tires, ordinary rubber or polymer materials are used. Rubber has better adhesion to the surface, but in terms of wear resistance it is inferior to the compound. The cost of the compound is lower, but when driving off-road, it has proven itself better than rubber. By type, there are 4 main types of tread: slick, semi-slick, mountain, winter. Each of them behaves better in the environment for which it was created. Slick on the road, semi-slick off-road, primer, winter tread has a stud for ice.

Removing and replacing a bicycle tire yourself is not a big deal. Most cyclists do this job successfully the first time. A careful approach to work and the availability of convenient accessories are all you need to successfully remove the tire.

Placement of the stamp on the wheel

Experienced bike mechanics pay great attention to the placement of the brand. A simple rule of thumb for tires is to place the stamp next to the spool, facing right. This is justified by the fact that, knowing the standard sign when mounting tires, it is easier to detect a spike or a shard of glass, guided by the location of the hole in the removed camera. There is common sense in this and it is a sign of qualification and good attitude to place the brand according to a certain principle.

Do-it-yourself tire removal is no big deal, and most riders do this repair exercise the first time around. Accuracy of execution, the availability of convenient tools. and changing the camera will not be difficult.

There were graters with Fox about the correct installation of tires.

Actually what is the problem: There are 2 led and 2 types of tires (for convenience, different angles are selected)

Type 1 (standing by Fox, the drawing looks like a symbol):

Type 2 (stand at DELa, tread pattern, side view //// | (rectangular trapezoid)):

Fox says it’s the right way to fit tires.

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My opinion is that they should be like this: Type 1 Type 2 ////////////// | ////////////// |

The theme was created solely in order to find the truth.

Most tires have ‘Drive’ written with an arrow to indicate the normal direction of rotation of the wheel. If there is no such inscription, then the tire is either absolutely symmetrical and it does not matter how to install it, or the manufacturer is a lazy person. In the latter case, you can try to determine the direction of rotation from the tread pattern. As a rule, evil rubber has a ‘herringbone’ structure, that is, the track resembles something like this: ”. The correct direction of rotation is such that the opening of the Christmas tree on the track is directed forward. The bicycle shown in the example trail has traveled from left to right. An example of the correct direction of real tires. in the picture.

those. As I understand from this, correctly installed tires should leave a trail of the Christmas tree directed forward. which contradicts what Fox says.

P.S. Again, not for the purpose of an argument, but for the sake of truth.

it all depends on which tire, if it is one-sided, then you need to put it as the arrow with the inscription Rotation or Direction indicates, if the tire is two-sided, then it usually has two oppositely directed arrows and under each Front or Rear is indicated. those. if you put the cover in front, then in accordance with the arrow at the Front inscription. If you put back, then in accordance with the arrow and the inscription Rear.

But an experienced biker can put the tires however he wants, depending on what he wants from each wheel. For example (using the example of Kenda nevegal): 1. There is a desire for the front tire to be more tenacious on the ground and under braking, and the rear rolling then the front tire is placed NOT as indicated on the sidewall of the tire. 2. I want to roll from both tires (the rowing and tenacity decreases): the rear should be put as it should (as the arrows indicate) 3. I want more grip on the whole bike (roll-forward and braking speed are reduced): tires are put backwards.

BUT! here a lot depends on the structure and type of tread. And is largely determined by personal experience.

Conclusion: Yes, Del and Zhazh, you really got a little screwed up, it happens and it is quite forgivable. Today Fox told me about this garbage, today he looked at how his tires were installed. they are standing correctly, from the point of view of the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Tu Del: The direction of movement according to the manufacturer’s concepts should coincide with the arrow indicated by you Drive.

I would put the bottom tire forward in the Drive direction, because it will hold the side loads well, and the upper back in the order you indicated. This will give: roll of the front tire and good handling coupled with good braking, Poor braking / roll and lateral stability of the rear tire (which are not so important to me) but it will row well; this setting is not particularly relevant on asphalt, but is suitable for all terrain.

PS: By the way, if you think carefully, it is easy to find that there is no difference from the bottom view or from the top

THE MOST RIGHT SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM, RESPECT: john_lennon (00:27:05 23/03/2009) tires should be labeled with the office on the right)

jaj, this is not the FOX method (with all due respect to him), but the method of the majority 2. Drozd has already told you about two types of tires. I will give examples on which I myself rolled: Maxxis LarsenTT. one-sided, one arrow on the sidewall Scott OXYD, Scott Ozon, Continental Mountain King. with two arrows and a different direction of installation, front / rear, respectively. 3. concerns the highlighted quote. complete nonsense! Scott Ozon, installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, bears the inscription ANIMAL on different sides. but in Continental, apparently, they took into account all the subtleties of cycling feng shui, and despite the fact that the tires are installed on different sides, the Continental inscription on one side