Changing rear bike wheel frame. Learn how to install the rear wheel on a bike with expert tips on bicycle repair in this free video clip.
Hello, this is Russ with the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective. Online at slcbikecollective.org and I'm here on behalf of Expert Village. Today I'm going to show you how you would want to remove your rear wheel in the event that you had to change a flat. First thing that you need to do is you need to remove the noodle out of the brake arm here. So what you're going to do is actually push your thumb against one side and two fingers on the top. After you create this load, that will allow you to leave room for your other hand to remove that piece out of there. Once you open that up, it will allow you to remove the wheel out without the tire running into the brake pads. Next thing you want to do is open the quick release lever in this position. You want to make sure you have a hand on it so it doesn't just drop straight out. Once you flip that open, that will make it a little bit loose, but you will have the bike still in gear here, so what you're going to want to do sometimes is go ahead and pull the de-railer back a little bit and push down. After you do that, you're going to want to push on the back of the de-railer and that will allow you room to move the wheel directly out. To reinstall, all you want to do is the same thing. Just want to hook it back up in here and the most important thing in this situation, is make sure that you tension about half way up on the lever and go ahead and just close that down and reconnect the brake.