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I cant remove the tyre form my wheel.

I cnat remove the maxxis minion tyre from my whell as i have a puntured inner tube.

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  • cannibal_56 May 21, 2009

    losen spokes and use the lifting tool to remove the tyre from the wheel.

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Hi,
I personaly wouldn't recommend loosening any spokes,ive never had to do this and you could get into all sorts of bother trying to straighten up the wheel afterwards.
First make sure that you have let down all the air out of the inner tube (if theres any left).Next with both hands grab the tyre and make sure that the bead of the tyre (where the tyre sits in the rim of the wheel) is loose and away from the rim (sometimes the bead can get stuck against the rim and this will make it much harder to remove the tyre).Do this all the way round the tyre and on both sides.Now if you have a very good quality tyre lever,wet it slightly and the tyre casing as well with some soapy water and try to lever the tyre bead up and over the edge of the rim of the wheel.While holding this position use a second tyre lever in the same way about 2 inches further away and do the same thing.Once you get both levers down you should (hopefully) find the rest of the trye starts to come off a bit easier.Just wiggle and push one of the levers along the bead of the tyre until most of the tyre is off and your there.
Putting the tyre back on is just as much fun!Only try not to use the tyre levers as much as you can very easily damage the new inner tube that your trying to put in.So eat 3 weetabix and you should then have the strength to attempt this.

Good luck

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