Introduction

This guide will aid in removing a punctured or ruptured inner tube and replacing it with a new one.

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Parts

Flip the bicycle upside down.
  • Flip the bicycle upside down.

  • By flipping the bicycle upside down it will offer additional support by being able to stand up by itself.

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Apply pressure to both sides of the brake arm with one hand and lift the metal brake cable from the brake caliper.
  • Apply pressure to both sides of the brake arm with one hand and lift the metal brake cable from the brake caliper.

  • By releasing the brake cable from the brake caliper, it will loosen the brake pads by the tire.

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Push the quick release lever outwards towards your body. While holding the other end of the quick release lever, rotate the lever counter-clockwise until it is loose.
  • Push the quick release lever outwards towards your body.

  • While holding the other end of the quick release lever, rotate the lever counter-clockwise until it is loose.

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Lift the tire to remove it from the bicycle.
  • Lift the tire to remove it from the bicycle.

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Insert the flat end of the tire lever between the inside wall of the tire and the outside of the rim.
  • Insert the flat end of the tire lever between the inside wall of the tire and the outside of the rim.

  • Attach the other end of the tire lever to the nearest spoke on the rim.

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Insert a second tire lever next to the first lever to create leverage for releasing the tire from the rim.
  • Insert a second tire lever next to the first lever to create leverage for releasing the tire from the rim.

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Leave the first lever in place. Slide the second lever against the outside edge of the rim until one side of the tire is off of the rim.
  • Leave the first lever in place. Slide the second lever against the outside edge of the rim until one side of the tire is off of the rim.

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Reattach the the first lever to the other side of the tire and repeat steps 4-7 to remove tire completely from rim.
  • Reattach the the first lever to the other side of the tire and repeat steps 4-7 to remove tire completely from rim.

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Push the valve stem upwards through the hole in the rim.
  • Push the valve stem upwards through the hole in the rim.

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Once valve stem is pushed, pull the inner tube until it is completely removed from the rim.
  • Once valve stem is pushed, pull the inner tube until it is completely removed from the rim.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Quandre Mebane

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