Introduction

The rear wheel is removed similarly to the front wheel, however it will require maneuvering around the chain and gear mechanism.

Stand behind your bike straddling the rear wheel and locate the brake calipers.
  • Stand behind your bike straddling the rear wheel and locate the brake calipers.

  • To lessen the tension on the brake wire, place one hand on each caliper and push them towards one another.

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Unhook the brake wire in the metal tube from the brake wire holder on the caliper in your left hand. Unhook the brake wire in the metal tube from the brake wire holder on the caliper in your left hand.
  • Unhook the brake wire in the metal tube from the brake wire holder on the caliper in your left hand.

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Find the quick release lever located on the wheel's fork. Open the leaver 180 degrees from the locked position.
  • Find the quick release lever located on the wheel's fork.

  • Open the leaver 180 degrees from the locked position.

  • Spin the lever counterclockwise a few turns to loosen the pin while holding the opposite of the pin.

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Pull the bike frame upward off the wheel fork to separate it from the rear wheel. Remove the bottom chain from around the rear cassette on the wheel.
  • Pull the bike frame upward off the wheel fork to separate it from the rear wheel.

  • Remove the bottom chain from around the rear cassette on the wheel.

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In reassembly, lay the top chain on the lowest gear on the rear cassette. Then follow the steps in reverse order beginning with step 3.
  • In reassembly, lay the top chain on the lowest gear on the rear cassette. Then follow the steps in reverse order beginning with step 3.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, lay the top chain on the smallest gear of the rear cassette and then follow the steps in reverse order beginning with step 3.

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