It took me two years to finally try and change my bike tire. I thought after a year of 3+ hour rides, I should at least know how to take care of it. I got a bike stand, soap/degreaser, a brush to clean with all this year. Finally, a few months later, took the stand out to learn how to change my tire. Forced, mind you, because my valve stem broke so I had no choice.
Wasn’t too bad. Glad I know how. The basics:
Align tire “name” area with valve stem
Take some air out before you start
Take out locking nut from inside of rim
Start at least 8″ from valve stem
Use lower parts of palms to push outer tire into groove
Remove the washer from around the shrader valve so you can remove it
Blow up inner tube a little to make it easier to install, enure it is seated and blow up ultimately slowly.
I use a 700×20-28c 40mm presta valve inner tube (specialized brand)
I don’t know why I hate doing this mechanical stuff so much but I absolutely dread it….would rather weed a 2 acre lot!