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Old 03-08-09, 03:16 AM   #1
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Changing Rear Wheel

I am new to track cycling & have just been loaned race wheels for my first track race next weekend. I have taken them home & realised I do not know how to change the rear wheel - well don't know how to change the cog actually. Can anyone point me in the right direction???
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Old 03-08-09, 03:28 AM   #2
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Do you have the necessary tools?

You need a 15mm wrench, a chain whip and lockring tool (c-spanner, hook spanner).

The lockring is threaded counter clock-wise. Don't over-do it when torqueing down the lockring.
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Old 03-08-09, 05:17 AM   #3
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Yep have all the tools but haven't actually done it before. I need pictures or a detailed guide...
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Old 03-08-09, 04:46 PM   #4
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swallow your pride and have someone at the track show you... proper chain tension is much easier to learn in person.
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Old 03-08-09, 05:05 PM   #5
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Always a great source of information
http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html
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Old 03-09-09, 05:54 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, will probably get someone to help at the track. Can sort out chain tension (learnt that when I learnt to change the front chain ring) just don't know about the chain whip/rear cog bits. Everyone has been very friendly & helpful - thus one of the guys loaning me race wheels - it was only when I got them home that I realised my problem!
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