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Image 1/2: Locate the front brake at the top of the fork. It will more than likely look like the picture on your left. Image 2/2: Since the tire is normally wider than the space between the brake pads, you must first release the tension in the brake wire.  To do this, run your right hand under both brake calipers and push them inwards towards one another.
  • Facing your bike, straddle your front wheel between your knees.

  • Locate the front brake at the top of the fork. It will more than likely look like the picture on your left.

  • Since the tire is normally wider than the space between the brake pads, you must first release the tension in the brake wire. To do this, run your right hand under both brake calipers and push them inwards towards one another.

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Image 1/2: The brake will now be open wide enough to permit removal of the wheel. Image 2/2: The brake will now be open wide enough to permit removal of the wheel.
  • With the brake wire sufficiently loosened, unhook the metal tube that contains the brake wire (called the noodle) from the brake wire holder using your left hand.

  • The brake will now be open wide enough to permit removal of the wheel.

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  • Find the quick release lever on the outside of the bike's fork on the right hand side. Turn the level counter clockwise loosening the lever until it comes off.

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  • After the quick release lever is removed, the wheel can be separated from the front fork.

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  • In reassembling the wheel to the bike, perform the steps in reverse order.

  • With the axle all the way into the fork slots, tighten the quick release lever into the fork end securely. It should take a modest amount of force applied to tighten the axle to the fork.

  • Squeeze the brake calipers together and return the cable noodle back into the holder.

  • Make sure you go back, and check to make sure its snug so that the wheel has no way of coming back off.

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  • Locate the tire pressure valve.

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Image 1/1: To release the air from the tire, press the center spoke in the middle of the air pressure valve.
  • First, you must release the air.

  • To release the air from the tire, press the center spoke in the middle of the air pressure valve.

  • Release air until no more air is being released.

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  • Use a sturdy, long object, such as a screwdriver or the back of a spoon, to wedge in between the tire and the wheel

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Image 1/3: Be careful pulling the tire from the wheel around the air pressure valve. Image 2/3: Be careful pulling the tire from the wheel around the air pressure valve. Image 3/3: Be careful pulling the tire from the wheel around the air pressure valve.
  • Now you may separate the tire from the wheel.

  • Be careful pulling the tire from the wheel around the air pressure valve.

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  • To remove the tube, all you need to do is pull the tube from the inner lining of the tire.

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Image 1/2: Slowly peel back the rubber layer that is covering 36 screws, all of the same size. Image 2/2: Slowly peel back the rubber layer that is covering 36 screws, all of the same size.
  • Make sure you have removed the tires as shown in the prerequisite guides.

  • Slowly peel back the rubber layer that is covering 36 screws, all of the same size.

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Image 1/3: You will need to alternate between steps #2 and #3 because you will want to remove the screw (step #2) and the spoke (step #3) before moving on to the next spoke. Image 2/3: Remove the screw using the flathead. Image 3/3: All screws will be the same size.
  • You will need a flathead screwdriver

  • You will need to alternate between steps #2 and #3 because you will want to remove the screw (step #2) and the spoke (step #3) before moving on to the next spoke.

  • Remove the screw using the flathead.

  • All screws will be the same size.

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Image 1/3: Maneuver the spoke so that it is perpendicular and slide the spoke out. Image 2/3: Maneuver the spoke so that it is perpendicular and slide the spoke out. Image 3/3: Maneuver the spoke so that it is perpendicular and slide the spoke out.
  • Once a screw is removed, the spoke should pop out. If it does not, you may do so manually.

  • Maneuver the spoke so that it is perpendicular and slide the spoke out.

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  • There will a hole where you will insert the new spoke.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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