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  * toolkit   * toolkit
 +    * wrench to get your wheel off if you don't have a QR axle (quick release)
 +    * spare tube(s)
 +    * patch kit (replace glue yearly, it dries up)
 +    * pump that will mate with your valve style (Presta or Schraeder)
 +    * couple of bucks to use as a tire boot, JIC
  * remove wheel   * remove wheel
    * wheel anatomy!     * wheel anatomy!
 +      * axle
 +      * hub
 +      * spokes:  keep wheel round, in one plane, and centered around the hub
 +      * rim: has a lip to hold the tire bead in place
  * remove tire   * remove tire
-  * tube: replace or patch +      * start at valve side 
-  * inspect tire & wheel +  * tube: replace or patch? 
-    * boot wheel? +  * inspect tire 
-  * reseat tire+    * don't use your unprotected fingers!  You'll cut yourself on the glass/thorn/fishhook that may still be in your tire. 
 +    * boot tire if it's torn 
 +  * inspect wheel 
 +    * rim tape, spokes 
 +  * insert your new or patched tube 
 +  * reseat tire - don't get tube stuck between tire & bead.  (Characteristic puncture:  looks like a snakebite.)
  * reinflate tube   * reinflate tube
  * reinstall wheel   * reinstall wheel
 +
 +RIDE!!!
 +
 +Pro tip:  Practice at home periodically* if you don't get to do this in the field.
 +
 +* requires beer
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