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How to change/swap the wheels on your roller skates

In this tutorial, I take my outdoor wheels off and put some indoor wheels on my roller skates.

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Gather your gear.

Gather your gear.

Each wheel is secured with a nut.

Each wheel is secured with a nut.

Figure out which side of your tool fits snugly over the nut. Mine is the 9/16" socket.

Figure out which side of your tool fits snugly over the nut. Mine is the 9/16" socket.

Since your wheels are off, this is a great time to pop your bearings out to clean and lube them. My wheels are filthy and I suggest putting a towel down to put your wheels on to avoid brown circles!

Since your wheels are off, this is a great time to pop your bearings out to clean and lube them. My wheels are filthy and I suggest putting a towel down to put your wheels on to avoid brown circles!

Putting wheels on is similar to taking them off. Make sure your nut is facing the right way.

Putting wheels on is similar to taking them off. Make sure your nut is facing the right way.

I just took off my outdoor wheels. I don't have a wheel bag for them so I just put them in ziploc bags to keep them organized and the filth contained from my other equipment.

I just took off my outdoor wheels. I don't have a wheel bag for them so I just put them in ziploc bags to keep them organized and the filth contained from my other equipment.

Repeat on the other 7 wheels. Now go get on your quads and go skate! Happy feet belong to derby girls!

  • Roller Skates
  • 16 wheels
  • A skate tool
  • (Optional) A Towel
  • (Optional) Ziploc Bags