Can you take the back wheel off a bike?
We have good news: Anyone can remove and install a rear wheel and it won’t affect the shifting or the chain. And if you work carefully, you won’t have to touch that greasy drivetrain either. Here’s how it’s done on any bicycle with derailleurs, from road bikes, to mountain bikes and any 2-wheelers in between.
Does my bike have a thru axle?
Your bike has a thru axle if the “drop out” is a hole, rather than a U-shaped dropout. This provides added security because even if the lever on the end of the thru axle flips open, it is still threaded into the frame, holding your wheel on. If you have a 12mm threaded piece, then you have a thru axle.
What tools do you need to change a bike tire?
- Repair stand (optional, makes the work a lot easier)
- Tire levers such as the TL-1.2, TL-4.2, TL-5, TL-6.2, or a multi-tool that incorporates a tire lever.
- Patch Kit such as the GP-2 or VP-1.
- Air pump: either a floor or hand pump.
- Wrench for non-quick-release type wheels that use outer axle nuts.
How do you remove the rear sprocket on a bicycle?
Cassette Lockring Removal
- Mount bike in repair stand and remove rear wheel from bike.
- Remove quick-release skewer.
- Inspect cassette and select correct type of remover.
- Engage remover into splines/notches.
- Install quick-release skewer and install skewer nut on outside of remover.
- Snug skewer nut against remover.