Video workshop: How to change a flat tyre without levers

With former Team GB pro mechanic Spike Taylor

Welcome to BikeRadar’s bike maintenance video series, produced in conjunction with Unior tools, British Cycling and Cycling Plus.

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In part two, former Team GB pro mechanic Spike Taylor – who now runs Pro Tool School bike mechanic courses – guides you through one of the simplest, but for many most dreaded, bike maintenance skills – how to change a flat tyre. In this case he does it without tyre levers, which means there’s less risk of damaging the rim or pinching the tube.

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Over the next few months we’ll be featuring more mechanics tips, which are also part of a new cycle maintenance DVD that will be available with an upcoming issue of Cycling Plus.

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