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trouble turning the lever to take back wheel off

Old 11-22-04, 09:54 PM
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trouble turning the lever to take back wheel off

I recently bought used Bianchi road bike, and I am having trouble turning the lever to loosen. I am pulling as hard as I can, but i cannot pull the lever. I am not having any trouble turning the lever on the front wheel. And I have taken the bike to a bike shop, and I saw the guy take the back wheel off easily, and he put it back on. Did he push the lever up too tight, or am I forgetting something to do before I can pull the lever?
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Old 11-22-04, 10:02 PM
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You have to pull it away from the frame, same way as the front wheel, then spin and it should drop right out.. Worst case, take it back to your bike shop and see if they can show you what's wrong or what you're doing wrong, but it should be no different than the front wheel.
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Old 11-22-04, 11:51 PM
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I just tried using a wrench to pull the lever, but I still couldn't pull it. What the hell is wrong with it? I am in deep trouble if i get a flat on my back wheel right now.
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Old 11-23-04, 05:26 AM
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Please excuse me if I'm telling you stuff that you already know, but many people don't know how wheel quick releases work and, consequently, don't do it right.

The right way to install a quick release wheel is to hold the skewer lever so that it is parallel to the axle, tighten the nut on the other side until it is finger tight, then push the lever in until it is a right angle to the axle. The lever should offer some resistance when you try to push it, but it shouldn't be impossibly hard to do. To release the wheel you do the opposite except that you might not have to do anything with the nut it it's a rear wheel.

Knowing that, what might your bike shop guy have done wrong? He might have used the QR lever like a wing nut. If that's the case, you have to turn it counterclockwise to get it to loosen. Frankly, however, that doesn't sound like a likely bike shop kind of mistake to me. He might have tightened the nut on the drive side of the axle too tightly, then pushed in the lever too hard. If that's the case, you need to find something to give you a little more leverage to pull the lever out. Better yet, take it back to the gorilla that did it and make him loosen it for you.
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