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How do I remove the wheels from my bike (not a typical nut)?

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Asked by: David Hager

How do you unscrew a bike wheel?


Quote from video: If you're removing the rear wheel you'll need to pull down and back on the rear derailleur to release the COG from the chain. Now. It's time to reinstall. Four wheels using a quick-release skewer.

What tool do you need to remove bike wheel?

To remove the front bike wheel: Take a 15mm wrench to the axle nuts and turn it counterclockwise to loosen them. Remove the front brakes by pinching and releasingthe caliper so there is no longer pressure on the rim.

How do you take the back wheel off a bike without quick release?

Steps to Remove Rear Bike Wheel without Quick Release

  1. Step 1: Positioning. …
  2. Step 2: Gear adjustment. …
  3. Step 3: Disengage brakes. …
  4. Step 4: Loosen the wheel nuts. …
  5. Step 5: Detach the derailleur. …
  6. Step 6: Lift the rear wheel off the chain.


How do you loosen the axle nut on a bike?

Quote from video: And you tighten them into each other. Once they're tightened into each other you can put one wrench on one axle nut the other on you're stuck one and loosen.

How do you remove a bike tire without a lever?

Quote from video: First thing you want to do put the tire on the ground and start just pressing the inside of the bead. Into the center of the rim.

How do you take the front wheel off a bike axle?

Quote from video: Start by opening the lever. You may have to line up the lever in the cutout. If available unscrew counterclockwise until it stops gaining distance hold the bike steady.

What size is a bike wrench?

Pedal wrench flats are typically 15mm in size. 9/16″ (~14.3mm) is somewhat common on older pedals. 17mm and other sizes have been used, but you aren’t very likely to encounter them.

Do I need a cone wrench?

Cone wrenches



In order to get into those hard-to-reach slots on hub axle cones you are going to need a good set of cone wrenches. Front hubs usually require a 13mm on the axle cone and a 15mm for the locknut. Rear hubs usually require a 15mm on the axle cone and a 17mm for the locknut.

What size nut is on a bike wheel?

BSCy or BSC (British standard bicycle) it’s a 3/8″ diameter and 26 thread per inches. Thread are 65 degrees..

How do you remove a freewheel without a tool?

Quote from video: And I'm gonna use a punch and a hammer. I'm gonna fit the punch into the little dimple and then using the hammer I'm going to tap this clockwise. And get it to rotate.

How do you take the back wheel off a mountain bike?

Quote from video: You can push the mech forward. And then pop that little button again just hold it nice and loose.

What is a quick release skewer on a bike?

A quick release skewer is a mechanism for attaching a wheel to a bicycle. It consists of a rod threaded on one end and with a lever operated cam assembly on the other.

How do you remove a stubborn bike tire?

Starting at one point, pinch and stretch the tyre down to the opposite end. Use the height of the tyre as leverage to help pop it on or off. For taller tyres, you can use your palms for more grip. A tyre lever can help with a tight fit.

How do you replace a bike tire with a screwdriver?

Insert one screwdriver between the sidewall of the tire and the rim. Pry the screwdriver towards the middle of the rim to take a section of the tire from the rim. With the other screwdriver place it about six inches from the first screwdriver and pry the tire from the rim.

How do you remove a bolt from axle?

Quote from video: In case that's what you got what you'll need for this is an allen key for this one specifically it's a six mil. You want to put the allen key in there. And then just loosen it up.

How do you take the back wheel off a mountain bike?

Quote from video: You can push the mech forward. And then pop that little button again just hold it nice and loose.

What is a quick release skewer on a bike?

A quick release skewer is a mechanism for attaching a wheel to a bicycle. It consists of a rod threaded on one end and with a lever operated cam assembly on the other.

How do you release bike brakes?

Quote from video: I'm going to push down and then slide right out there's a little opening right there you can slide out and then everything is released.

How do you remove a quick-release wheel?

Quote from video: Away from the forks going to turn it counterclockwise loosening the quick-release. Once you do have it adequately loose enough you're gonna be able to slide right out of the dropouts.

How do you loosen the brakes on a rim?

Quote from video: It's going to loosen the tension on the spring. If you tighten it's gonna it's gonna tighten the tension so it's gonna pull it to one side of the other. So.