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    Senior Member nans's Avatar
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    Removing front wheel on a old raleigh sports

    Ran into a hurdle trying to get the front wheel off to change a flat on my 69 raleigh sports. Loosened the two front bolts but it doesnt want to come off. I spent alot of time looking on how to remove one of theses on google but nothing comes up, just a bunch of tutorials on how to twist off a quick release.. pretty annoying

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    Spread the fork a little, the cones are recessed into it a bit.
    I learned that trick at this website;
    http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/index.html
    I have spoken.

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    As sailorbenjamin says, make sure you visit the Sheldon Brown website, the cones have a lip that fits into a recess in the forks to prevent wheel from falling out when someone forgets to tighten the nuts. The hub has a right and left side also. The right side cone bottoms out on the axle so the bearing adjustments are done with the left cone.

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    thanks guys.....yes there is an adjustable nut on the left and non adjustable on the right.... I tried to loosen the adjustable one until i could wiggle it a little, and the one on right stayed really tight so i wedged a wrench between the spokes and the fork to to spread the fork out a little, then it popped right out. Seems like you dont even need two nuts to hold the front wheel in the way its so tight. Very interesting suttle design that i guess makes the bike more safer to ride.
    Last edited by nans; 07-15-11 at 12:22 PM.

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