Whether you’re on the road or in your garage you can
fix a bicycle tire in less than 6 minutes flat.
Here’s what you need:
Learn how to take the bicycle wheel off, fix the flat and put the wheel back on.
Step 1 Open up your brake caliper so the tire can fit past it.
Step 2 Change to the highest gear so the derailleur is as far away from the wheel as possible
Step 3 Release the quick release and remove the chain from the sprocket.
Step 4 Remove the retaining nut from the tire valve. Make sure all the air is out. Then use the tire lever to pry one side of the tire off the rim. Work your way all around the outside of the rim until the tire is completely off the rim on one side.
Step 5 Pull the tube valve out from the rim and remove the tube. Before you put another tube in you must check to determine what caused the flat. Be very thorough and run your hand around the inside of the tire feeling for anything that might have caused the flat.
Step 6 Put a little bit of air in the new tube and insert the valve in through the rim. Now work the tube around inside the tire.
Step 7 Use your hand to roll the tire back on the rim. Once you get it as far as you can use the tire lever to finish the job.
Step 8 Put the retaining nut back on the valve and pump the tire up. Ask the bicycle doctor about a portable compact CO2 accessory that can be used to pump up your tire when you have to fix a flat on the go.
Step 9 Line up the wheel in the frame and put the chain back on the same sprocket that it was removed from, Set it back the wheel slots, tighten down the quick release, close the brake caliper back into position and spin the wheel to make sure it’s centered. Now your back on the road again
You can get everything you need from The Bicycle Doctor Shop or if you can’t come in here’s a few links where you can order what you need.