General Cycling Discussion - Does any1 know how to remove the rear rims
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06-01-09, 04:36 PM
I have a joannou trike and cant figure out how to remove both rear rims. An assistance is appreciated.
06-01-09, 06:19 PM
Photo might help
06-01-09, 08:07 PM
Well I am sure you want to remove the wheels and not just the rims. Rims are just one component of a wheel.
The trikes I have seen, I am pretty sure you press a button in the center of the hub and slide the wheel off. But I am just going from memory, so I could be wrong. :)
06-02-09, 09:57 AM
Both sides should have large nuts, but only one drives the trike. You will need a helper to hold the drive wheel as you remove the nuts. The nuts are under a plastic cap.
06-02-09, 10:06 AM
I never heard of joannou until I saw your post...apparently it owns Jamis, which was a surprise, but I can't find any pictures of a trike. A couple of stories refer to the company as "manufacturers of good-quality tricycles," which may mean the wheels DO come off (some low-end trikes are notoriously hard to work on; I saw one once that had the wheels swaged on). If you could provide a pic or some details, it might be helpful
EDIT: Couple of people got in with answers while I was typing. So...good luck.
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