Putting the rear wheel back on....Help.


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exShinra
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Putting the rear wheel back on....Help.

Postby exShinra » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:49 pm



I recently ran over a nail and had to get a new tube, removing the wheel was pretty trouble-free. However, putting it back on is another story. My brake caliper wont fit around the disc anymore, and the calipers use some sort of allen wrench, but its much bigger than anything I have. I need help.



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Re: Putting the rear wheel back on....Help.

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:05 pm

You could open the bleeder and pry the pads apart a little.The special allen is probably a 10mm.I get mine at harbor freight.

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Re: Putting the rear wheel back on....Help.

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:19 pm

When you remove the rear wheel, you need to place a block of wood into the caliper as any little bump on the brake pedal and the pads close. I would not take the caliper apart, as opening the bleeder is enough to allow you to pry the pads apart with a large screwdriver. They move with reasonable effort with the bleeder loose.

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Re: Putting the rear wheel back on....Help.

Postby exShinra » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:33 pm

I got it back on, but the air shock tube snapped in half. I got a replacement tube but I'm not sure how it works, do I just replace the tube and it will work?

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Re: Putting the rear wheel back on....Help.

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:58 pm

I have no air shock experience as my bike is earlier. But you seem to be on track with replacing that tube. Should be no big deal and the tube should not be expensive as it is just plumbing.

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Re: Putting the rear wheel back on....Help.

Postby exShinra » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:48 am

Bought 6 feet of tubing for 4 bucks.




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