How to Replace a Front Wheel | Bicycle Repair

How to Replace a Front Wheel | Bicycle Repair


Okay, we are going to talk about how to remove
and remount your bicycle wheels. This is a road bike. Most road bikes have caliper brakes, which
are going to have a quick release; usually like this, which basically is going to open
up your brake caliper which is going to get the tire out of the actual brake calipers. So you twist that to the top. This is a quick release lever so basically
all you are going to do is get your fingers behind it, pull it down and then unscrew it
slightly and your wheel just falls right out. Then to remount the front wheel, what you
are going to do is have the lever all the way up so that you are not going to hit your
brake pads. Have your quick release open enough so it
can get over the little tabs that are on the bottom here. Pull it straight up and through. Then you are going to screw down the quick
release; not too tight because it is a lever system so basically it is going to push down
and cinch on it by itself. Just get that feel. This is a little bit too tight; see I cannot
push it easily so I am going to unscrew it slightly. That is just way too easy, that is really
dangerous because it can flop open at any time. So just right in the middle of those two. It is better to have it a little bit tight
just to be safe. Also, you are going to make sure that when
you pull it up straight that it is sitting straight in the fork so basically you can
see the line from where the bolt is on the brakes. Make sure this is really straight. You do not want to have it sideways like that
or on the other side sideways because then it is not going to sit properly and also it
is not going to ride properly. So make sure you cinch that closed. You do not want to do what a lot of people
do with quick releases; a lot of people just spin them all the way down and they do not
actually close them and they think that is secure. Really what you need to do is you need to
push that lever all the way down and make sure that it is nice and secure. Then after you are done with that make sure
that you put the quick release for your brake back down so you are not going to be riding
along and have a very loose brake. Double check it. Make sure that it is stopping properly. Make sure that it is in there real nice, straight
and secure.

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  1. Your arm wrist and hand covered up the points and description parts I needed to see.  Also I needed to see the connection on how the wheel seated onto or near the screws … that too was not clear or shown.

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