Guide to Fitting Pram Tyres and Inner Tubes

If you are just fitting a new pram inner tube: 

  1. Remove your wheel from the pram, (not always necesary but makes life easier).
  2. Deflate the inner tube, once the air is out, pinch the tyre walls together to make it easier to lever off.
  3. Use a tyre lever, or two levers if your tyre is tight, and lever one side of the tyre off the rim.
  4. Remove the inner tube, and then you can take the tyre off completley.
  5. Check the wheel for any sharp objects / rough surfaces that could cause a puncture
  6. Check the tyre (if not replacing) for any sharp objects, do the by running your fingers around the inside carefully and remove foreign objects.
  7. Once happy, put one side of the tyre back on the rim
  8. Inflate your new inner tube only just enough so it has a "bit of shape", this will make it much easier to fit - Don't try to fit a fully deflated "floppy" inner tube as you will probably nip it when fitting.
  9. Put the semi inflated inner tube in the valve hole of the wheel, and push the tube up into the tyre.
  10. Now you can put the other side of the tyre on the rim, if possible do this with your thumbs as levering a tyre on can sometimes pinch the inner tube. If you do need to use tyre levers be careful not to damage the new tube.
  11. Once the tyre is on you can inflate to the recommended PSI, you can use some Schwalbe Easy Fit to help the tyre slip into place under the rim bead. Its not always necesarry but makes it easier. You can also use fairy liquid! but you'll need to clean that off after.
  12. Finally, check to make sure the tyre bead is seated properly on the rim.
  13. Now just put your wheel back on and you're good to go. 

If you are replacing the pram tyre and inner tube

  1. Remove your wheel from the pram, (not always necesary but makes life easier).
  2. Deflate the inner tube, once the air is out, pinch the tyre walls together to make it easier to lever off.
  3. Use a tyre lever, or two levers if your tyre is tight, and lever one side of the tyre off the rim.
  4. Remove the inner tube, and then you can take the tyre off completley.
  5. Check the wheel for any sharp objects / rough surfaces that could cause a puncture
  6. Once happy, put one side of the new tyre on the rim
  7. Inflate your new inner tube only just enough so it has a "bit of shape", this will make it much easier to fit - Don't try to fit a fully deflated "floppy" inner tube as you will probably nip it when fitting.
  8. Put the semi inflated inner tube in the valve hole of the wheel, and push the tube up into the tyre.
  9. Now you can put the other side of the tyre on the rim, if possible do this with your thumbs as levering a tyre on can sometimes puncture the inner tube. If you do need to use tyre levers be careful not to damage the new tube.
  10. Once the tyre is on you can inflate to the recommended PSI, you can use some Schwalbe Easy Fit to help the tyre slip into place under the rim bead. Its not always necesarry but makes it easier. You can also use fairy liquid! but you'll need to clean that off after.
  11. Finally, check to make sure the tyre bead is seated properly on the rim.
  12. Now just put your wheel back on and you're good to go.