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  1. Llandudno
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    05 Apr '20 18:40
    I need to replace the tube on my bike tyre. I have plastic inserts, is it as easy as the guy at the bike shop makes it look ?
  2. Joined
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    08 Apr '20 16:14
    @timotheus062 said
    I need to replace the tube on my bike tyre. I have plastic inserts, is it as easy as the guy at the bike shop makes it look ?
    Well... for starters you'll need to get the wheel entirely off the bike, 'cause the tube isn't going to dematerialise through the axle. And then you'll need to get it back on, and properly aligned, which can be a bother without the proper tools, especially if you have a derailleur.

    Apart from that, yeah, fitting the tube itself should be a piece of cake unless the outer tire is too old or too new. And you don't drop the air valve down the drain.
  3. Subscriberrookie54
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    11 Apr '20 19:05
    @timotheus062 said
    I need to replace the tube on my bike tyre. I have plastic inserts, is it as easy as the guy at the bike shop makes it look ?
    yes, it's just as easy as it looks
    YouTube : tube replacement
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    02 May '20 08:05
    Careful if using levers, likely to cause a new puncture! If a tyre is really stiff to get back on, I wet the edge with a drop of water/washing up liquid.
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