Bike Tire Removal

Many of us love to own a bike because of how useful they are. They are a great way for us to get out, enjoy the fresh air, and put in a little bit of exercise. They are also great when you want to spend some time as a family in the great outdoors. In order to keep these bikes working properly you have to keep up on them. This means that you will occasionally have to replace the tires.

One of the hardest tires to remove from a bike is the rear wheel. This is because there are chains and brakes in the way that make it slightly difficult to do. But with our help we can make things just a little bit easier.

  • First you will need to shift the bike to the smallest gear that is on the back. This is usually the hardest gear to ride with. When you shift into this it will help to loosen up the chain – thus making it easier to remove the wheel.
  • You will need to check the brake equipment that your bike uses and try to see what type of method is used to release it for use. The majority of bikes that are produced will use many different types of brakes – but each one will require a different release process.
  • When you have determined this process you will need to release the brake and squeeze together the brake arms inside using one hand. This is useful if your bicycle have cantilever or V-brakes. Use your free hand to pop the brake cable catch in order to release the brakes.
  • Search for the release lever that is on the caliper if your bicycle is built with side pull brakes. These brakes are usually found on road bikes – but might also be used on other types. Make sure that you rotate the lever up in order to open the brakes so as to clear the tire.