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Old 11-21-08, 03:30 PM   #1
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problems changing wheels

so i bought new wheels for my Trek and when i went to take the front wheel off i can't get it to budge.

the axle nuts come off with no problems but then i am left with this:


the silver rings won't budge or move at all so i can't get the wheel off.

help?

edit: sorry about the pic size
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Old 11-21-08, 03:41 PM   #2
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kroil, time, and leverage are your solution.
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kroil, time, and leverage are your solution.
Yeah, penetrating oil... left over night...
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I'd put the axle nut back on (not tight) and whack it with a mallet/rubber handle of wrench.

Or try rocking it back and forth.
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Old 11-21-08, 05:27 PM   #5
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Nope nope and nope,there is a beveled washer thats jammed in to the fork's dropout. Just pry it loose and the wheel will come right out.
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so just go at it with a screwdriver?
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Old 11-21-08, 05:33 PM   #7
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edit yeah they pried right off with a flathead

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