Wheel help needed
I'm a complete bike numpty (would do a course if I could find one!) and need some help.
My quick release levers are so tight I can't get them to budge let alone release quickly.
How do I get them to release?
oh gosh that sounds serious pkim!
Mister W are you voluntering!!
I don't need to get the wheel off for transport as it's a tiny bike but if I need to change a tyre I will!!
Also most bikes these days have tabs to keep the wheel in so even if the lever did somehow become undone, the wheel cant fall out.
I did a 3 mile descent once with my front wheel QR undone. (and its possible that it had been like that since home unless someone was playing silly buggers at the cafe on the top - so it could have been 30 miles) and that was in the days before tabs.
Now you're scaring Pix so she'll be doing the QR up with a big spanner!
It needs to be undone or really loose for the wheel to fall out. Even then, on a road bike the chances of the wheel falling out are pretty slim as the dropouts face down or at an angle so your weight keeps the wheel in place.
well I located 2 big strong men at lunch and after a bit of swearing they got them undone - they are now loser!
Being a short arse with an ickle bike the floor isn't that far away off so if it did fall off I wouldn't have far to go!
Thanks for your help guys!
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