I can't remove my rear wheel!

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I can't remove my rear wheel!

Postby chrisjie » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:21 pm

My first rear wheel flat. I tried to remove the rear wheel using an allen key that fits perfectly into the nut. But it wont budge at all. Anti-clockwise I've put my whole body weight behind it. Nothing. Both sides wont budge a single millimetre. Am I doing something wrong? Or should I take it down to the bike shop and get them to use a tool?

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by BNA » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:39 pm

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Re: I can't remove my rear wheel!

Postby chrisjie » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:39 pm

ok i found a glove and really gave the side with the chain on another crack and it loosened. Still working on the other. :(
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Re: I can't remove my rear wheel!

Postby Cinder » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:55 pm

Got something you can use to increase the leverage, eg a tube you can put over the key to make the handle longer (be careful how much you increase it tho)...
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Re: I can't remove my rear wheel!

Postby chrisjie » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:48 pm

All good. I changed the angle I was going from, I leant over from the other side of the bike. Got the spare tire on only to find out the metal spike was too short. need a dif size :)
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Re: I can't remove my rear wheel!

Postby rustychisel » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:34 am

chrisjie wrote: Got the spare tire on only to find out the metal spike was too short. need a dif size :)



errrr, valve housing? :idea:
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Re: I can't remove my rear wheel!

Postby rein08 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:10 pm

Try putting oil to loosen them.
Ive done that.
It works. :)
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