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Old 06-21-22, 09:53 PM
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Help get my tire off my bike…

I have a brand NEW out of the box eBike. I got a flat tire the other day. It has 20x4.0 tires so I order a tube. Today I tire to loosen the nuts to get the tire off. All I am doing is stripping the nuts they are on there so tight. What am I doing wrong or can I do?
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Old 06-21-22, 10:13 PM
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Do you have the correct size wrench to remove the wheel? Your should not use an adjustable wrench for this job. Rear wheel nuts are usually 15 mm. You should have the correct size socket so as not to round out the nut
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Old 06-21-22, 11:52 PM
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Sounds like you are trying to get the wheel off the bike. After that, you can get to the tire. Get the right size wrench and a long handle for more leverage. Make sure you're turning it the right way: counterclockwise to loosen.
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Old 06-22-22, 05:25 AM
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At this point stop...the more damage you do the more difficult the repair is going to be...take it to a shop where they know what they are doing and have the tools to do the job.
If not...crack on
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Old 06-22-22, 07:53 AM
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What make/model E-bike is it? Some have their own weird procedures. Have you tried contacting the place where you bought the bike from or checked their website for instructions? YouTube may even have a video for your specific bike.
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Old 06-22-22, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Jamez77 View Post
I have a brand NEW out of the box eBike. I got a flat tire the other day. It has 20x4.0 tires so I order a tube. Today I tire to loosen the nuts to get the wheel off. All I am doing is stripping the nuts they are on there so tight. What am I doing wrong or can I do?
What tool are you using to take the wheel off?
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Old 06-22-22, 09:42 PM
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I would probably see if you can return the bike, the headaches have already started and you just pulled it out of the box. A tiny tired fat bike is really not a practical for much. Fat tires are for sand and snow but really low initial cost bikes probably won't handle that well. E-bikes are awesome but the low initial cost stuff is more pain than you want unless fixing bikes is your real interest but it seems like you might not be wholly ready yet. Find a practical bike with Bosch, Shimano or a Brose motor (or something of similar quality and support) and you will enjoy it more and have to bring it to the shop less.

If you decide to keep it use the correct tools or take it to a shop.
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Old 06-22-22, 10:40 PM
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Old 06-23-22, 08:55 AM
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Here's another option to make changing a tube easier on Ebikes that are a PITA to remove the wheel. You just need to remove one bead of the tire and trade out the tube. Here's one example I found with a quick search so you may find some less expensive. Gaadi Tube, Comfort, 16 to 29-inch - Clever Cycles A friend of mine bought one of these for his Ebike after getting a rear flat on a ride that nearly sent him to therapy but hasn't used it yet so can't give any reviews.
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Old 06-23-22, 10:23 AM
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Yea...Grinder is gonna be the best option.
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Old 06-23-22, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Crankycrank View Post
Here's another option to make changing a tube easier on Ebikes that are a PITA to remove the wheel. You just need to remove one bead of the tire and trade out the tube.
Wait....what?

Think about it. You could pop one side of the tire off while still in the frame and remove the tube from inside the tire, but you'd have to cut it to remove it from the bike. And how would you get the new tube in? There would need to be an opening in the rear triangle.

At best you could expose the old tube enough to patch it, and then put it back together.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese View Post
Wait....what?

Think about it. You could pop one side of the tire off while still in the frame and remove the tube from inside the tire, but you'd have to cut it to remove it from the bike. And how would you get the new tube in? There would need to be an opening in the rear triangle.

At best you could expose the old tube enough to patch it, and then put it back together.
Check out the link. The tube is basically an inflatable snake with a valve at one end and a hole to catch it at the other end. The bike share bikes where I used to live used these for awhile, they seemed to work well for their purpose.
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Old 06-23-22, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bboy314 View Post
Check out the link. The tube is basically an inflatable snake with a valve at one end and a hole to catch it at the other end. The bike share bikes where I used to live used these for awhile, they seemed to work well for their purpose.
I see - a special tube just for bikes where you can't remove the wheel. I think I'd rather be able to take off the wheel and use a conventional tube, but that's just me.
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Old 06-23-22, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese View Post
I see - a special tube just for bikes where you can't remove the wheel. I think I'd rather be able to take off the wheel and use a conventional tube, but that's just me.
Yes I'm with you on that but that's just us. Some will find this type of tube a wonderful thing and don't mind cutting the old tube. You can also in some instances, tie the punctured tube to the frame and out of the way so you can take it out and patch it in the comfort of your garage or living room.
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