Mount A Rear Wheel With Quick Release Skewer

Introduction

Mounting a rear wheel with quick release skewer is simple, although the gears make it a slightly more complicated

Step 1

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<h3>Step 1</h3><p>Put the chain onto the fastest sprocket and watch the axle into the slots on each side where it fits. The weight of the bike will help you get the wheel in exactly the right place.</p>
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Lower The Bike Onto The Wheel

Put the chain onto the fastest sprocket and watch the axle into the slots on each side where it fits. The weight of the bike will help you get the wheel in exactly the right place.

Step 2

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<h3>Step 2</h3><p>Put the chain onto the fastest sprocket and watch the axle into the slots on each side where it fits. The weight of the bike will help you get the wheel in exactly the right place.</p>
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Align the chain

Put the chain onto the fastest sprocket and watch the axle into the slots on each side where it fits. The weight of the bike will help you get the wheel in exactly the right place.

Step 3

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<h3>Step 3</h3><p>With your head on the bike's centreline check the rear wheel is centred in the frame.</p>
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Check the Position of the rear wheel

With your head on the bike's centreline check the rear wheel is centred in the frame.

Step 4

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<h3>Step 4</h3><p>Rotate the handle of the quick release skewer through 180 degrees from the open position to the closed position. Close the brakes and check they're working well.

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Tighten the Quick Release Skewer

Rotate the handle of the quick release skewer through 180 degrees from the open position to the closed position. Close the brakes and check they're working well.

Pro Tip

For security reasons a quick release skewer may be replaced with a skewer that needs a hexagonal key, or a unique tool, to lock it. The connection through a hollow axle means that both sides tighten together. Pack the tool with your puncture tools.

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