tire lever

Tire levers are a must have for anyone who wants to do their own bike maintenance. Flat tires are one of the most common fixes you can perform yourself. Tire levers come in all shapes, materials and sizes. Pretty much anything they sell at your LBS (local bike shop) will be adequate. They only cost a few bucks and they will pay for themselves after only a few tire repairs. If you are going to be using the tire levers heavily then the plastic ones with a steel core are a good way to go, very durable. But if you are only using them occasionally the plastic ones will be fine.

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Removing Water From Inside A FLO Bicycle Wheel

Sometimes riding on a very wet day can result in your bike wheel becoming water logged. The wheel has been designed to let small amounts of water out, but if there is a lot it can get into a...

Part wheels carbon
Tools tire lever
Company: FLO
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY: Fixing a Torn Sidewall on Mountain Bike Wheel

Welcome back to The Bearded Bike Tip, today's tip is a throwback to some video I took up in the Oachita National Forest in early March.

While out riding the Womble trail I tore the sidewall...

Part wheels
Tools tire lever
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Removing Tubeless Tires from a Bicycle Wheel

Having proper leverage is actually the least important part of the equation when it comes to removing tight fitting tires, especially tubeless tires. Here are a few tips that should make the job...

Tools tire lever
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Essential Items for a Basic Repair Kit

What to have in your repair kit:

This is for a basic repair kit- the essentials.

First, you should definitely have a pump. In the video is a morph pump, which can morph out and...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Essentials to Carry When Out On a Ride

This video is about all the bike riding essentials you need to carry with you when you go out riding. A lot of riders don’t normally think of these things when buying a bike, but they can be...

Part Whole Bike
Type: Review
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How to Fix a Flat Tire with a Bike Patch Kit

 Patching a bike’s tire inner tube is much easier and faster than it sounds.

Step 1: Remove the flat tube from the tire
Remove the flat inner tube from the tire.

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Part tires tubes
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY How to Spray Paint Your Bicycle Wheel Rims

Today, I’m going to show you how to paint your rims. You’ll need a roll of masking tape, a 15mm socket set, and a plastic tire lever.

Step 1, take the 15mm socket set and take off your...

Part Rims wheels
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY Set Derailleur Limits

It's good to push things to the limit when you're rock climbing or running a 5K but the derailleur on your bike should stay well within it's set range. The upper and lower limits of your...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY How to Make Your Own Mountain Bike Tire with Studs for Winter Ice and Snow

Today I'm going to show you how to take a mountain bike tire like this and turn it into a gnarly tire like this. You only need a few simple tools and a bunch of wood ...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Install Stan's NoTubes Tubeless Conversion Kit on a Non-Tubeless Wheel

Here you're going to see how to install a Stan's tubeless kit into a non-Stan's mountain wheel. The tools you're going to need: a drill with 3/8 inch bit, the proper kit (refer to...

Company: Kenda
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How To Patch A Bike Tube

We've shown you how to replace the tube in your bicycle tire, but there also comes a time when you might want to just patch up the hole. Generally bike tubes aren't the most expensive pieces on...

Part tires tubes
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Bike Tools to Bring When You Ride

Local bike mechanic from Citizen Chain in San Francisco, Sasha, goes through the tools he carries with him when he rides.  

These...

Company: Lezyne
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Repair a Flat Bike Tire

How to replace a bike tube, no hassles. In this vid we are dealing with a presta valve, but it also works with schroeder valves.

You will need some tire levers which you can pick up for a...

Part tires presta
Company: Continental
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Replace your Bike Tube and Removing a Tire

An unexpected flat tire can be really deflating. When all you want to do is get back on two wheels, don't sweat it. Here's the step-by-step to turn that frown upside down:

Removing the Bike...
Part tires tubes
Type: Repair Tutorial

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