Use a Quick Release Bike Wheel

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng, Inukshuk

2 Methods: Removal Installation
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Method 1: Removal

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to take off a quick release wheel from a mountain bike or touring bike.

Steps

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    First thing we need to do is to make sure the chain is on the smallest chain ring
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    This will make it easier to take the wheel off and put it back on.
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    Now we need to make sure the tire is slightly deflated to make it easier to pull the tire and wheel off
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    Take off the nozzle, open up the valve and allow some air to escape.
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    Open and unattach the brakes to create more space to take out the wheel
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    Push the brakes together, pull the brake cable and unattach the brakes.
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    The next stage is to pull the quick release lever, unscrew and pull it out
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    Here is the component
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    Make sure you don't lose the spring, you can put it back on and re-screw it for now.
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    Now, to take out the tire, we're going to lift up the derailleur and pull the tire out
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    That is how to take off a quick release wheel from a touring bike or a mountain bike
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Video: Use a Quick Release Bike Wheel Removal

Method 2: Installation

This is how to reattach a quick release wheel to a mountain bike or touring bike.

Steps

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    The first thing we need to do is place the wheel here making sure the cassette is on the same side as the chain
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    Lifting up the derailleur, we can make space for the wheel
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    Try to place the chain on the smallest chain ring so it's in the same gear as when it was taken off.
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    Next, slide the wheel back into position
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    Take the quick release device and unscrew the spring
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    Place the quick release lever in, replace the spring and then tighten both sides
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    When you feel it is tight enough, push the lever back down. If it's difficult to do that means it's tight.
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    Reattach the brake by pushing the brake together, pull the brake cable out and slide the brake cable into the housing
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    This is how to reattach a quick release wheel to a mountain bike or touring bike
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    If you have any questions, suggestions or words of wisdom and you want to share them, please do in the comment section below.
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Video: Use a Quick Release Bike Wheel Install

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Categories : Bikes & Motorcycles

Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Thor

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