How to Change a BMX Bike Rim

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Changing the wheel on a BMX bike also involves changing the rim. Change your BMX bike rim with help from a two-time state track champion in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Tony Zaldua from Budget Bicycles, and today I'm going to explain how to change a, a BMX wheel to a new wheel. Okay, first you're going to need a wrench. Try to find the right size wrench. And if you can, use the box end, not the open end 'cause when you, when you use the open end it tends to slip and then you'll skip the, the bolt, the knot. So, use that for the close end and then, just loosen it a little bit at a time on each side, that's the best way to do it. Hold it tight. Loosen a little bit and then, when you get to a point where you could turn it by hand, use your hand. A little bit more here. Here you go and then loosen it. You don't have to take it out all the way, almost all the way. And so, you'll take this wheel off. Okay, here we go. Then, we'll take our new wheel and put it on; just lining it up and dropping it down. And so, you will tighten the two knots with our hands, just hand tight. And after that, take your wrench again and tighten a little bit on each side, a little bit here, a little bit there and in that way it's more even and you don't stress your parts out. And you can go tight, but not superman tight 'cause most of the weights you know, your, your body weight is pushing it down, so it's going to be dangerous. Unless you're doing tricks or wheelies and you just don't want to have it tight. So, check both sides and then, there you have it. This is Tony Zaldua from Budget Bicycles, explaining how to change a BMX wheel.

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