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To change a bicycle brake cable, unscrew the PVC casting on the handle and the grips on the tire holding the old cable. Remove it from the casing, insert a new one, and screw it into place. More »

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To adjust bicycle brakes, turn the adjustment barrels, test for dragging brake pads, loosen and center the wheels, and lubricate the brake cables. This 45-minute procedure requires a screwdriver, lubricant, rubbing alcoh... More »

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To tighten bicycle brakes, loosen the bolt holding the brake line in place, pull the brake line tight, tighten the bolt, and test the tightness. You need a third hand tool, an adjustable wrench and pliers. More »

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To replace the inner tube in a bike tire, release the grips holding the brake and gears. Remove nuts holding the wheel in place, and pull the wheel out. Swap out the tube, and put everything back into place. More »

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The best way to choose the right tire size for a bicycle is to look at the side of the present tire. Other places to find the right size is the paperwork that came with the bike, the manufacturer's website, or simply mea... More »

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To change a bike tire, remove the tire from your bicycle, and remove the tube from the rim. Remove the tube, and put a new tube into the tire. Replace the tire on the rim and inflate. Put the inflated tire back on the bi... More »

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To find the right size inner tube for your bicycle tire, look at the sidewall of the tire to find the ETRTO and metric or imperial sizes, and examine the valve type. The type of bike you own allows you to determine the b... More »

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