Not to be dramatic, but a well-lubed chain is a happy chain. Now, push the lever down in a lever motion and hook the other end of the lever—the U-shaped end—to a spoke in the wheel. Holding the lever in place, tighten the nut on the opposite side and push the lever into the closed position. We’ll walk you through the process in detail, but more than that, we’ll cover a couple of habits you can add to your routine to ease you into being a full-time boss on the bike. Im a bit stuck with my front wheel. There's a front derailleur that shifts from the big ring to the small ring at the front of your drivetrain, and then there's a rear derailleur that shifts gears up and down the cassette. Holding the lever still, loosen the bolt on the other side of the axle, but DO NOT remove the bolt completely. How to Remove your Front Wheel. Because a well-maintained chain lasts longer, makes shifting easier, and prevents rust and fatigue. Pressing the QR lever closed will then clamp the wheel to your frame or fork. Ive got a trance X4, I upgraded the wheels/hubs 2 years ago with superstar hubs on mavic wheels, and I … Hmm, did you get a rear flat? Reinstall the Wheel. Remove the old bearings. Keep your stance while placing the … 1. It should feel tight, but it should not be too difficult to close the lever. Also, make sure whatever tool you use is clean so it does not contaminate the brake pads. If the axle doesn't slide in smoothly on the first try, remove it and check the wheel's alignment before trying again. The wheel must be removed to replace the tube and tire. Guide Your Wheel Back Into The Fork: If you have rim brakes, be careful not to dislodge calipers when you reinstall your wheel. 1. Believe it or not, you can actually blow into the tube to get a bit of air in it. Tighten the Axle: If you have a quick release axle, settle the wheel completely into the dropouts. Easy breezy. Want to go long? Release Your Brakes: If your bike has rim brakes or cantilever brakes, you will need to release the cable tension so you can remove your front wheel. Whether you are taking your mountain bike for a ride on the local trails, packing your cruiser bike for a trip to the beach or bringing your road bike along for family vacation, you may find yourself needing to remove the front wheel to take your bike where you want to go. I have a Honda Civic and I have to fold the back seat down in order for the bike to fit. Check Section 4.A.1 to make sure. There are two types—Schrader and Presta. If you do not have this tool, you can use a flat bladed screw driver or a credit card to wedge in between the two pads and carefully work them apart. If you’re using a floor pump, inflate to your desired pressure. Grab the tube inside the tire and pull it all the way out. For thru axles, open the lever into the open position and turn the lever counter-clockwise to unthread the axle and remove it from the hub. Take your time, too, because the only thing worse than one flat tire is two flat tires. 4. Now wipe the chain again by running it through a rag. VALVE: Found on a tube, a valve is where you put the air in. The rear wheel will stay on the ground as the bike comes up. With your bike flipped over, stand behind the back wheel and look at the rear derailleur pulley cage—where your chain winds through two little pulleys. The cartridge is going to get super cold but don't be alarmed—it’s perfectly normal. Ready? Easy peasy. What if it was a front tire flat—no hassle of the chain—and you had CO2 at the ready and no shortage of “I will crush this” moxie? Bike wheels. When you are changing a flat tire on the side of the road or trail, allowing your bike to rest on the seat and handle bars will give you a more stable platform to work with. 95% on is still not on, so if you can't get it, carefully use the lever.”. Do you think you could fix it in under six minutes? Be careful! Move the bicycle rearward and upward while holding the wheel steady if the wheel doesn't drop straight out. Lift the bike off of the front wheel and gently lower the bike on the ground so it is resting on the front fork. And once more—get to know your Local Bike Shop. Turn the lever clockwise to thread the axle into the fork. She’s been fixing bikes since she was a little kid, and if there’s one thing Madeline wants everyone to know, it’s this: Anyone can do it. Just go until it feels right. Your local bike shop wants you to utilize them as a resource. Make sure it's tucked out of the way and isn't touching the bike's … There's actually a thing as too much lube. 3. First, let out the rest of the air from your tube to make this step easier. DERAILLEUR: The gear-shifting mechanism on a bicycle. Any last bits of advice from Madeline? If you keep the inflator head on, you can still get some more air out of it later. Start at the opposite side of the valve, and remove the valve from the rim last. Close. Ok, now you can re-inflate the tire using your pump or CO2. If you cannot easily disconnect the cable you can always let some air out of the tire until it clears your brake pads. If you're heavier, err on the side of a higher pressure. QUICK-RELEASE: Also known as QR. Now ride off into the sunset like a total boss! While fixing a flat is the number one must-know for new cyclists, we asked Madeline what she thought two essential habits for beginners were. Remove one side of the tire. “Knowing what your bike feels like when it's working properly is very important for knowing when your bike is not working properly,” she says. “And we’re not really concerned about a [perceived] level of professionalism here—it’s more important that you can comfortably change a flat.” Before you flip your bike, change the gear to the smallest cog (physical size) in the cassette so the chain’s slack. It’ll start getting tight—use your muscles! Removing the front wheel 1 Open the lever Just like a traditional quick release lever, most through-axles also use a flip lever. I brought the bike back yesterday to check it out and when I took back the bike today, everything seemed perfect. Take a deep breath. Apply lube—aim for one drop per link as you back-pedal the chain, noting where you started so you know where to stop. PRO TIP: When you buy spare tubes, make sure the valve stem length is the right length for your wheel rim. It seems more complicated to get the wheel out, but don’t sweat it. Seriously—you rule. Well, ain’t that a coincidence—we have a Worth It Will do that specifically challenges you to fix a flat in under six minutes to earn the Flat-Out Flat Fixer badge. The quick-release lever allows you to remove the wheel from your bike when fixing a flat. The rear wheel will stay on the ground as the bike comes up. Check to see if the tire bead is seated correctly and that you haven’t pinched the tube. If wet or muddy, drop the pressure so your tire has better contact with the ground for more control. This video is pretty good on how to take the front wheel off and put it back on. First, pump a small amount of air into your tube—just enough to give it a little shape. If you find the culprit, remove it, but be careful—there's a good chance what you're looking for is sharp. Look to see which side of the fork is threaded and push the axle in through the opposite side. Do you know how to correctly secure your front and rear wheels? Install the skewer, if removed. Take the wheel off your bike and let any remaining air out of the tube. 4. L…. Run the chain up and down the rear cassette by changing the gears. You know-how to fix a flat correctly, but what if time were no object? Was it a thorn, a piece of glass, a staple, or something else? If you have a piece of cloth or glove, use it to protect your fingers to avoid cutting yourself on something unexpected. If it’s a front wheel, you will also need to unthread the quick release nut on the opposite side from the lever. If you’re getting in the habit, remember to wipe the chain down while you’re at it: Before you lube it—to wipe the muck and grime off—and after you lube it—to remove excess lube. 5. BEAD: Part of the tire—the edge along the inner-side of the tire that fits inside the rim. For New Kids, let’s just keep this simple. Perform necessary maintenance. Spin your wheel: By spinning your wheel, you will make sure your brake pads are not rubbing the rim or the rotor. We’ll cover that in the section called Air Bud, below. If the tire is in the back, you must remove the chain from the gear before moving on to the next step. Riding with an improperly secured wheel can cause the wheel to wobble or disengage from the bicycle, and cause serious injury or death. And while you might think a simple press down with the heel of your hand should be enough, as Madeline warns: “If you're at the point where it's 'squishy,' you've probably already waited too long. Now, put it in the tire. Well, that’s a hot issue, and it's very much a personal choice. It’s probably dry, or caked with muck—however you look at it, that chain's sad. How much do you weigh? This is especially important if you didn’t find anything in Step Two. 1. Does your chain feel "crunchy" when you ride? For first timers, Madeline suggests that you flip that bike over onto its handlebars and saddle. It attracts grime, so wiping it down alleviates this. Place the wheel on a flat surface. This tutorial will demonstrate how to grease your wheel bearings. … Despite the recent growth in popularity of disc-brake equipped bikes, it's fair to say that most urban riders in Chicago are using existing bikes with V-brakes, and may not know how to release the brakes to get the wheel out to change a flat or get the bike into a car. Too high? For rear wheels, pull back on the rear derailleur to allow the cogs to clear the chain. A quick release axle has a 5mm rod with a camming lever on one side and a nut on the other and its function is to allow you to remove the wheel of your bicycle without the use of a tool. Now pull the cage towards yourself, and then use your other hand to pull the wheel up and out. Your chain should look shiny. Check with your local bike shop for what you’ll need. Why do you need a happy chain? Release Your Brakes: If your bike has rim brakes or cantilever brakes, you will need to release the cable tension so you can remove your front wheel. Check that the wheel is fully seated in the dropouts before reinstalling the axle. Lean down and firmly place your thumb against the back of the release lever. To remove your wheel, simply flip the lever open, and remove the wheel. You will also need to know how to remove a wheel if you get a flat tire. The wheel should drop out. A Presta valve is typically found on high-pressure tubes, and has a little metal cap on the end that has to be unscrewed before air can go in. See it? Using two tire levers, we’re now going to take one side of the tire off the rim. For this job you’ll need some rags, waterproof grease, and a 17mm open-end wrench.You’ll also need a 13mm cone wrench for a front hub, and a 15mm cone wrench for a rear hub. If the ends of the fork have ‘lawyer lip’ safety tags you’ll have to unscrew the nut, on the opposite side of the handle, and retighten it when you replace the front wheel in the fork. If no stand is available, you can loosen the wheel and then lift the bicycle by hand to remove the wheel. If the tire is in the front, loosen the bolts on either side of the tire. Use a rag and run the chain backwards through it to clean any built-up grime. Lift the bike off the rear wheel. Starting at the valve stem, work the side of the tire back onto wheel using the heels of your hands to push the bead of the tire back on. Check out our video! We asked Madeline—should we use our tire lever to get the last little bit back on if we can’t manage it by hand? We also recommend you practice this at home before you get out on the open road or trail. ‘Do I have a quick-release or do I have a thru-axle?’ Get to know what these things are called so that you can ask those questions, Google them, or be able to call somebody and ask them how to do it while you're on the side of the road. Need to learn how to remove your rear wheel? Before you re-inflate your tire, inspect it all the way around the wheel where the tire meets the rim on both sides. This can be done while riding, or when off the bicycle, by lifting the rear wheel with one hand and shifting gears while spinning the pedals with a hand, or foot. Lower the wheel, guiding the wheel down through the brake pads and forward to clear the chain and derailleur. 4. You also might not find anything and that’s ok—we’re not done yet. BUT, that does you zero good if you can't get the tire on. It’s time to make it happy again. Page 21: Wheels Securing Two stood out: chain maintenance and checking your tire pressure before every ride. But what do you do if you can’t get it back on all the way? Remove the Wheel. Place the front wheel of the bicycle between your legs and attempt to twist the handlebar/stem assembly. If the trail is dry and in tip-top condition, go for the higher end of the recommended pressure. Open the Quick Release or Remove Axle: If your bike has a quick release, flip the lever into the open position. That might make for a bumpy and uncomfortable ride. See how that’s made a gap? These axles also have a camming lever on one side of the hollow rod, while the other side is threaded into the fork. Some bike hubs (particularly mountain bikes) require larger axles (12mm, 15mm or 20mm), which are called thru axles. If you have a bike rack on top of your car that requires you to remove your front wheel, make sure you have the correct adapter for your bike’s axle! And seriously, ask questions about your bike. If you can physically ride a bicycle, then you can change a flat—it takes waaaay less coordination. Check out our video on how to remove a bike tire and fix your flat. The easiest way to find out what kind of inflator does what is to ask at—you got it—your Local Bike Shop. If you have disc brakes, guide the rotor in between the brake pads. If you leave the house with your tire pressure too low, you can easily get a pinch flat when you ride over a pothole or obstacle. Now leave it for a little bit—really let that lube soak in. Flipping your bike over makes things a little easier and reduces the risk of your bike falling over after the wheel is removed. The named bike is a Trek T10 NAVIGATOR which I will use for trips into town and for general cycling. 1. Here’s a quick guide to when and how. Using your eagle eyes, inspect the tire surface and look for what may have caused your flat. Slide your screwdriver through the hub at an angle until the blade rests flat … In ideal conditions, it should not be black—unless it is actually [painted] black. 4. PRO TIP: If you’re going to lay your bike on its side while you fix that flat, lay it down with the chain-side facing the sky. If possible, begin by mounting your bike in a repair stand. If you have rim brakes, remember to open the brake first by flipping the little lever on the brake by the wheel's rim. For a thru-axle, you'll unscrew the axle and then pull it out of the wheel completely. Get to know your bike. Using your thumb, press the tire in off the rim a little, then insert the scoop-shaped end of the first lever in under the edge of the tire. To kick things off, we turn to Madeline Gulley, bike mechanic and supervisor at Village Service Course—the internal bike shop here at Specialized HQ—to give us the skinny on mechanical tips and tricks for beginners. Ask at your local bike shop. If you’re at home, use a floor pump for ease of use.Determination: You got this! The brake pads will move closer together and you will not be able to get the brake rotor back between the pads. Madeline recommends that you get in the habit of lubing your chain regularly, not just when the sound of its sad screams finally catch your attention. For rim brakes, there should be a lever near the caliper that will release some cable tension, thus allowing your brake pads to be far enough from the rim for your tire to slide past them. Using a CO2 cartridge can feel intimidating, but it shouldn’t. 3. These extra metal lugs are only useful if someone tries to ride the bike with the quick-release incorrectly closed. “The technical answer is no—you should reinstall the tire with just your hands. Knowledge is power, so don't be afraid to ask questions. My issue is front disc rubbing that causes the wheel to stop spinning pretty quickly and a slight wobble in the wheel. To take the wheel off, you’ll be faced with either a ... 2. Roll that tube up and put it in your pocket or bag. For a quick-release, simply flip the lever open, loosen it a little, and pop the wheel out. 3. Not sure what that is? This has to be opened in order to remove the wheel. Basically it's the same quick release as on older bikes, but now when you open the quick release, you have to take the loose release and put it into the slot on the bearing in the centre of the rim where it fits. Before we begin, if there’s a term you’re not familiar with, we’ve included a short list of definitions at the end of this article to fill you in. Watch the video to learn how to safely remove and install wheels that use a quick release system. Pivot rear derailleur back to clear wheel and cogs from frame Screw in the axle and close the lever. From transporting on a rack to fixing a flat, sometimes those wheels need to come off your bike. All you have to do is pull the lever to the open position and loosen the nut on the other side. Madeline recommends that you check the recommended pressure—indicated as the PSI on the side of the tire—and then dial it back a little. Because it’s easy. Take it away Madeline: Tire levers: Take two—it’ll make this a cinch.New Tube: Take it out of the box to fit in your jersey pocket or saddle bag.Air Source: If you’re on the road, a mini-pump and/or CO2 + inflator. Use your hand to back-pedal your bicycle as you hold onto the chain with the rag. Now, let’s get at it. For rim brakes, there should be a lever near the caliper that will release some … Because you’re done. BRAKES: Your brakes will be either rim brakes or disc brakes. Learn more about this challenge and get ready to cross that off your bucket list. On a front wheel, simply guide the wheel down and out of the fork. When you change gears, the chain moves up or down the cassette. If the lever is tight, you can use a tire lever to pry it open. Having a pump with a gauge is something I think everyone should have [at home].”. Pro Tip If the bike cassette is to be re-used tie it up with string or a cable tie to keep all the cogs and spacers in the correct order. But what should your pressure be? As Madeline says, it’s not just a matter of drowning it in chain oil from time to time, either. Some bikes have tabs to prevent an easy and accidental release of the wheel as a safety measure. A quick release axle also allows you to remove the wheel without removing the axle. Flip your bike back over, loosen your axle, push down on the wheel and tighten the axle again. When it comes to mountain bikes, sometimes you’ll want to adjust your tire pressure based on the conditions at hand. It's cool and it's practical to jump things on your bike. It helps if you have a bike stand, but if you don’t, you can hook the nose of your saddle over a porch railing, get a friend to help, or just change the gear, pick it up, and pedal forwards with your hand. Usually it will have a slightly curved shape and the curve should point in towards the frame (or … Locate the front fork end of your mountain bike where the front wheel axis rotates as you ride it. Helpful Tip: If you have hydraulic disc brakes do not squeeze the front brake after you have removed your front wheel. The fork or frame will have slots (dropouts) to slide the wheel in. “It’s like picking out someone else’s socks for them,” says Madeline. 2. A second habit you should get into is checking your tire pressure before every ride. If your brake lever is accidently compressed, the ideal tool to separate the pads is a pad separator tool. Next to the frame itself, nothing has a bigger impact on your bike's performance than the wheels. Grab your cartridge and inflator—the thing that attaches to activate the air—and you’re ready to go. When overhauling a hub, you should always replace the … Learning how to ride switchbacks is a key MTB skill to have--time to get it. Some people leave it overnight before a big ride, while others give it a half-hour or so. Got questions about increasing your distance? That’s good. Hold a clean cloth on the chain and run the chain backwards again, wiping off excess lube. My question which may be trivial is about taking off the front wheel off the bike so I can fit the car into my Honda Jazz which I collect the bike this weekend. I've carried my bike in the trunk of the car a few times. Using a wrench, unscrew the bolts on either side of the tire ; Pull the chain off while rotating the pedals; Take wheel off bike frame And when you get home, you can always use a patch kit to patch the hole and then use it again. 3. Flats are easy—both to get and to fix—and while the video above breaks it down to the most basic of steps, let’s deep-dive into the steps to get you truly comfortable with the whole shebang. It's a double safety feature. Let’s fix this flat! If the bike is on a stand, the wheel should drop out without manipulating the bike. If your bike has toeclips … They’ll teach you how to fix a flat. It’s a sign that you’re a badass. This system allows you to remove the wheel without the use of any tools BUT you do have to remove the axle from the hub to take your wheel off of your bike. Step-By-Step. Then turn that (either clockwise or counter-clockwise) to dethread the bolt that runs through your rim. THRU-AXLE: A thru-axle slots through the frame of the fork legs, which are closed (no dropouts). Is it squeaking like crazy? Front wheel removal for 07 Specialized Enduro Could someone direct me to a link that gives instructions on how to remove the front wheel? When removing the front wheel, the first step is to disconnect your brake. PRO TIP: You’re going to get dirty. Once the rear wheel is removed, change the tube or tire, swap in a new wheel, etc. Removing a wheel from your bike will make it easier to fit in the back of your car and some bike racks require the front wheel to be removed before you can strap your bike into the rack. Note: You don’t have to put all the air from the CO2 in there. If you have a thru axle, line up your hub with the holes at the bottom of your fork. Rim brakes apply a brake pad to the rim of the wheel, while disc brakes apply the brake pad to a rotor that’s attached to the center of your wheel. You'll need to hold the back of the bicycle in the air when you do this. Work it all the way around, being careful not to catch (pinch) the tube between the tire bead and rim. Ive had a change of car and only way I can transport my bike at the mo is getting in the car so I need to take the wheel off, only trouble is I cant work it out lol. To take the wheel off, you’ll be faced with either a quick-release (QR) skewer or thru-axle. If the bicycle has derailleur(s), when removing the rear wheel it is important to first shift to the smallest chainrings at the back and at the front. Think about the conditions you’re riding in. 1. Most brakes will have a simple mechanism that allows you to unhook the cable without any tools. They’ll be stoked to help. Using your eagle eyes, inspect the tire surface and look for what may have caused your flat. If the tire still has air in it, remove the valve cap and let the air out of the tire. The fork is specialized own brand. Time to get some New Kid Know-How under your belt and learn to fix a flat. Slide the bike cassette off the freehub. You “press” a Presta to release the air. The axle will stay inserted in the hub. Take the wheel off your bike and let any remaining air out of the tube. All good? Find the release lever that releases the front wheel from the mountain bike. Here's how. The first sign that something’s amiss is almost always some form of caterwauling coming from the chain. And instead of backing the cartridge off, activate the trigger and the tire will air up. These are what goes through the center of your wheel—called the hub—and keep the wheels in the frame. This will actually help you tuck it inside the tire. If your wheel does not spin, it could be crooked in the fork’s dropouts. Run your fingers around the inside of the tire to find any debris that may still be in the tire, like a thorn or a piece of glass. “It’s the easiest way for you to get it stable,” she says. Flip your bike over: If you have cantilever or rim brakes, make sure your brake cable is reconnected or tightened properly. Once the wheel is removed, if you lay the bike on its side, be sure to rest it … An easy way to remember the difference? Press down arrow to hear additional options. CASSETTE: The set of cogs on the rear wheel. There are a couple of inflator types. 2. Choose the right oil for the conditions, and make sure that it’s a lube that’s specially formulated for bicycles. Slide your second lever into that gap, and then it around the circumference on the inside of the tire until the whole side is completely off the rim. If you have a bike rack on top of your car that requires you to remove your front wheel, make sure you have the correct adapter for your bike’s axle! Learning the vocabulary at the time you purchase your bike can be really helpful for you down the line. Pull the wheel straight up and off the bike. Make sure the quick release axle is on the non-drive side of the bike, matching the wheel. For one type, fully screw the CO2 into the cartridge, put the valve end on your tube, then gently unscrew the CO2—back it off—a tiny bit, and the tire will air up. Remove the front wheel. Now reinstall the axle. PRO TIP: Use the good oil. Hold the front bicycle wheel with one hand, and lift the bike with the other. This is the front brake setup on a typical hybrid bike with V-Brakes. Look for the Cause. A Schrader valve is identical to those found on car tires. If you’re a lighter rider, you can go lower. Flipping the lever open widens the quick release. Once tight, push the lever into the closed position. Another kind of inflator has a trigger mechanism on it, so after you screw the cartridge in, attach it to the valve. Remember: You only need to remove one side of the tire to fix your flat. And while some thru-axles have a lever on one end to help you unscrew them, others will require an Allen tool—another great reason to always carry a multi-tool. 2. It is possible to damage the pads if you use too much force. Rinse, repeat. If you ride in the rain, or in dusty conditions, lube your chain afterwards and your chain will love you for it. Lift the Wheel Up and Out of the Fork: Make sure you do not dislodge your calipers if you have rim brakes and be careful with rotors if you have disc brakes. Replace the wheel and squeeze the brake lever a few times to reset the pads. Check out this quic…, The trackstand helps with balance and is a handy skill to have on the bike. What chain lube should you use? Insert the valve first and then work your way around and tuck the tube all the way in. Again, Madeline says to ask at your Local Bike Shop for a recommendation. Flip Your Bike Over: Flipping your bike over to remove your wheels is ideal, unless you have a mechanic stand handy. 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