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Inspecting Your Bicycle Quick Release
2012-12-21 16:36:43

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.

Also, levers are usually curved. When the bend protrudes outward like a bump, the lever is closed. When the bend is cupped, the lever is open. Closing and opening the lever requires flipping it 180 degrees, not rotating it.

Even if the lever reads “closed” and looks right, it’s a good idea to test how tight it is by trying to open it by pulling on it. If it resists, it’s tight and safe. If it opens with only a little effort, it’s not tight enough.

Follow my directions here to tighten it.


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