I ended up getting a stick through my rear tire, so I decided to try to change it myself. I watched a few youtube videos....and they all made it look like a piece of cake. Well, after wrestling around with the old tire trying to get it off....I finally managed to break it loose from the wheel after about 45min of torquing on it with the tire spoons....what a pain. I went ahead and put the new tube in the new tire, and carefully tried to get it onto the new wheel. I used lots of soap spray just like the guys said to do online........holy crap, it took me another 45min to get the new tire one, and when it was all said and done I ended up with a pitched tube that I'm now going to have to pull back out and patch.....a scratched up wheel, and a few bloody knuckles. What am I doing wrong? Do most people change their own tires, or do they just take them to the shop to have them done? For almost 2 hours of my time wrestling around with the damn thing, and a pinched tube....I'd gladly pay a shop a decent amount of money to do it for me next time. Is there a faster, easier, better way to change a tire instead of screwing around with all of those tire spoons??