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  • Removing And Installing Your Bicycle Wheel

    Removing And Installing Your Bicycle Wheel: Most modern bicycle forks have wheel-retention tabs on them, which are small protrusions that keep a loose front wheel from falling out of the dropouts. The quick release must be open and adjusted by unscrewing it to clear these tabs when you remove and install the front wheel. [View Details]
  • Inspecting Your Bicycle Quick Release

    Inspecting Your Bicycle Quick Release. There are two ways to tell if the lever is open: most levers are marked “open” (photo) and “closed” so look for these markings. [View Details]
  • How to remove your bicycle rear wheel.

    How to remove your bicycle rear wheel. Incorrect bicycle wheel quick-release use is dangerous because these mechanisms hold the wheels in place. The most common mistake using a quick release is simply turning the lever like a nut until the bike wheel seems tight. [View Details]
  • Bicycle Quick Release Maintenance

    Bicycle Quick Release Maintenance: About once a month, lube your quick-release levers because dry levers won’t work well and can feel tight when they’re not. [View Details]
  • Adjusting And Closing Your Quick Release

    With the wheel centered in the fork (or frame), adjust the quick release by opening it, holding both ends and turning one clockwise until, when you close the lever about halfway, you feel some resistance. [View Details]
  • About Bicycle Quick Release

    A quick release skewer is a mechanism for attaching a wheel to a bicycle. It consists of a rod threaded on one end and with a lever operated cam assembly on the other. The rod is inserted into the hollow axle of the wheel, a nut is threaded on, and the lever is closed to tighten the cam and secure the wheel to the fork. Wheels equipped with quick release mechanisms can be removed from the bicycle frame and replaced without using tools by opening and closing the cam lever, thus more quickly than wheels with solid axles and nuts. On the negative side, a quick-release hub renders a wheel more vulnerable to theft and care must be taken to ensure that the mechanism is properly tightened. [View Details]

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