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I am short as well, could ride fine, but as the bike is tough to kickstart, I needed the height to get a full range on the kickstart.
Bought a Koubalink, fitted it in about 30 mins and worked out perfectly.
i hope you are talking about tire tubes, check the rim for rough spots, aluminium rims will corrode have sharp edges, use emery cloth on the inside of the rim to remove any burrs, check the spoke cover rubber boot for tears , and inflate the tire to max pressure , it may be slipping on the rim and tearing the valve stem
If you are meaning how do you tighten the spokes, you'll first need a spoke spanner.(you can get one from a bike shop if you havn't got one).
Next raise the wheel you want to adjust off the ground.
Next, if they are all a little loose,mark one spoke with some tape.Starting at that spoke you marked tighten each one an eighth of a turn till you get back to the tape marked spoke.
Next, tape a small piece of plastic(I use a zip-tie) to the L/H fork leg(for a front wheel) or the L/H side of the swing arm(for a rear wheel) so its nearly touching the rim.
Now slowly rotate the wheel & watch the gap between the rim & the zip-tie to see that the wheel is true.
If the gap gets bigger stop there & loosen the spokes(one quarter of a turn) on the rim that are on the R/H side at that spot & thghten the spokes that are next to the zip-tie. This effectivly pulls the rim across
& reduces the gap. This is called trueing the rim.
The gap(run-out) can be 2 to 3 mm and that is ok.
Hope this helps.
If you ment how do you replace the spokes then this is much more tricky. I suggest you go to an expert but if you really must do it yourself you'll have to tell me what sort of bike, which weel(front or rear) it is plus the year/model & i'll try & talk you through it.(but it WONT BE EASY)
Regards Andrew Porrelli