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Removing Rear Wheel without Quick Release Level

Old 12-31-09, 10:31 AM
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Removing Rear Wheel without Quick Release Level

Hey guys. My road bike doesn't seem to have a quick release lever. How do I remove the rear wheel?
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Old 12-31-09, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ssk714
Hey guys. My road bike doesn't seem to have a quick release lever. How do I remove the rear wheel?
It didn't come from Walmart, did it? J/K

Are there nuts holding it on?

And, not to be in doubt of your mechanical acumen, but if you're unable to discern what precisely is holding your rear wheel on, perhaps a trip back where you bought it is in order. If that is not possible, post a photo.

Good luck.
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Is your bike just a single speed?
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Is your bike just a single speed?
No, it's a 12 speed.
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There's a shaft with bolts on either end. You'll need a wrench. Maybe not as fancy as botto's, but hopefully a box-end wrench of the proper size.
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fancy? it cost €2
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Originally Posted by BikeWise1
And, not to be in doubt of your mechanical acumen, but if you're unable to discern what precisely is holding your rear wheel on, perhaps a trip back where you bought it is in order. If that is not possible, post a photo.
Seriously, if you can't figure out how to get it off, I don't know how well you'll do at getting it back together correctly.
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Old 12-31-09, 11:28 AM
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and please, don't use crescent wrenches, groove joint pliers or vice grips.
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Originally Posted by pdedes
and please, don't use crescent wrenches, groove joint pliers or vice grips.
Guilty as charged. I couldn't find my tools. Also used to to adjust the brakes, raise the saddle, and true the rear wheel.
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Old 12-31-09, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by botto
fancy? it cost €2
Well, fancy compared to a crescent wrench, known by German engineers as an "Englander."
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If you use a Crescent wrench, be sure it's a metric Crescent wrench.
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Originally Posted by big john
If you use a Crescent wrench, be sure it's a metric Crescent wrench.

...and not a left-handed metric wrench. They can only turn reverse-threaded nuts.
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Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
...and not a left-handed metric wrench. They can only turn reverse-threaded nuts.
...this explains so much!
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Originally Posted by Daytrip
Well, fancy compared to a crescent wrench, known by German engineers as an "Englander."
Known in french as a "clé anglaise," which translates to "English key."
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I'm going to nominate this as the runner up "Thread of the Year - 2009", right behind pcad's Zipp wheel thread.
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Originally Posted by NiMO189
Known in french as a "clé anglaise," which translates to "English key."
Interesting. I always thought it was a put-down of perceived sloppiness of the English compared to perceived German precision.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Seriously, if you can't figure out how to get it off, I don't know how
That's what she said
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