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Old 10-01-11, 02:59 AM
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Giant Seek 2

I was wondering if any one here has had problems in putting the rear wheel back into their Giant Seek 2? It seems that every time that I take it out I have the devils own time in putting it back in the frame.
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You are likely fighting the large cassette against the rear derailler and the tight fit of the brake disc in the caliper. Make sure you pull the derailler back sufficiently to allow the cassette to slide in easier. It might also help to have the derailler set to a higher gear so that you aren't pulling so much tension on the derailler.
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Originally Posted by joejack951 View Post
You are likely fighting the large cassette against the rear derailleur and the tight fit of the brake disc in the caliper. Make sure you pull the derailleur back sufficiently to allow the cassette to slide in easier. It might also help to have the derailleur set to a higher gear so that you aren't pulling so much tension on the derailleur.
I do shift it to the high gear prior to removing it. The last time that I had to take it out to change tubes, when putting it back in the disc dislodged the inside brake pad.

It can be very frustrating. With my Hardrock I never have this problem. I take the wheel out do whatever I need, slip the chain back on and can literally drop it back into place with my eyes closed. But with the Seek, as I said I have the devils own time getting the "effen wheel" back into the frame.

I wouldn't mind it if it only happened once in a while, but every damn time I take the wheel off I have to fight it to get it back in.
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My son has one of these and he struggles with the rear wheel too. Every time we've had it off he's had to get me to re-mount it. The design of the derailleur seems to create a problem where the cable mount can interfere with pulling the cage back far enough to get a clear shot at the dropouts. I find that if I pay attention the this it's not too hard. Of course the "lawyer lips" don't help.
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Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
My son has one of these and he struggles with the rear wheel too. Every time we've had it off he's had to get me to re-mount it. The design of the derailleur seems to create a problem where the cable mount can interfere with pulling the cage back far enough to get a clear shot at the dropouts. I find that if I pay attention the this it's not too hard. Of course the "lawyer lips" don't help.
A friend of mine who works at the LBS that I go to has said that putting it in the workstand makes it easier to get the wheel back in. I'll have to remember that the next time I have to remove the wheel. Which hopefully won't be for a long time. The only reason I had to this time is I had to replace the tube. As it developed a hole at the base of the valve. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't have removed it.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think that when I opened the master link and laid the chain out flat (but still running through the derailleurs) that that might have helped at least a little bit.

But as I said, here's hoping that I don't have to remove the rear wheel again anytime soon.
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