How to Remove a Bicycle Rear Wheel

How to remove the rear bicycle wheel e.g. to repair a puncture

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How to Remove a Bicycle Rear Wheel
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1
Change gear to move the chain out of the way - so the chain is on the smallest cog.

Change gear to move the chain out of the way - so the chain is on the smallest cog.

2
Undo the brake quick release - push the brake arms together and remove the brake cable from the cradle.

Undo the brake quick release - push the brake arms together and remove the brake cable from the cradle.

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3
Lift bike over to sit it onto its saddle and handlebars.

Lift bike over to sit it onto its saddle and handlebars.

4
Release wheel quick release lever.

Release wheel quick release lever.

5
With your left hand place your thumb and fingers on the Derailleur mechanism to open the chain up - so there is a wide space to pull the wheel out.

With your left hand place your thumb and fingers on the Derailleur mechanism to open the chain up - so there is a wide space to pull the wheel out.

6
Pull wheel out and then release the Derailleur.

Pull wheel out and then release the Derailleur.

7
To replace the wheel follow the same procedure in reverse.

To replace the wheel follow the same procedure in reverse.

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