Yes, it seems easier now. I put on the new tyre last week.
The brakes. Fortunately I managed to fish a brutal cable for it. (wider handlebars, so the original went to the shelf) I also heard of this chalking method... with A file I can shape it can't I? Damn, It's gonna be tedious work, wheel out, chalking, wheel in, spin, break, wheel out, check, file, chalk, wheel in... :P