Got the family (inc 2 children 5 & 8) out for our first proper ride. Oh joy, to an evangelical later life cycling convert. But... 8 year old ended up with a flat - fortunately just as we got back to the car.
No problem son, says SuperDad. Actually, my knowlege of this sort of stuff is kind of sketchy. I once fixed a puncture when I was a kid - I think. Armadillo kevlar has worked 100% for me since I became two wheeled recently.
I can't get his *!@$ing front wheel off!!!
No quick release skewers like my road bike. Its some sort of BMX thing which someone gave him - I've barely looked at it until today. Basically, only one side of the front fork has a conventional dropout (does the front have 'droputs'?) -see my crude PhotoShopping. The other side of the fork is, well.... a HOLE. - Taking off the outer nuts gets you nowhere, obviously only one side lifts out - but not enough to pull the wheel off. The innermost assemblies have spanner/wrench flats which I guess relate to the inner workings of the hub; fiddling has been unprofitable.
It's 8pm on a Holiday Monday. I cannot find any of my bike maintainance books. A small boy is looking reproachfully at me. I guess the LBS 'tomorrow' will NOT do.
My paternal credibility is at stake here guys.........