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How do I remove my wheel?(9 posts)

How do I remove my wheel?Pewe
Apr 16, 2003 4:32 AM

I know that this must be the silliest question you've ever heard but how do I remove my wheels? I open up my quickrelases and then what? I must deflate my tires to get the wheels of. Is there, like on MTB.s, a quickrelease for the brakes (Chourous)? Needless to say I'm a novice in roadbiking....
re: How do I remove my wheel?russw19
Apr 16, 2003 5:20 AM
You have Campy Chorus? There is a release on the shift/brake lever not the caliper. If I were you, I would take that bike to where you bought it and ask them. They should have shown you that when they sold you the bike. And no, that's not an attack or meant to be an insult in any way, but if you spent that much money on a bike, they should take the time to explain all that to you.

re: How do I remove my wheel?Pewe
Apr 16, 2003 5:31 AM
Hi Russ,

thanks for answering. I have Record shifters/levers and Chorous brakes. Can you be a bit more specific on how the release works? Been a mountainbiker for to long and not been updated how roadbikestuff really works....
re: How do I remove my wheel?Spunout
Apr 16, 2003 6:00 AM
The pin at the top of the lever slides to the other side, allowing the brake lever to open very wide, thus the caliper also so that you have tire clearance.

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re: How do I remove my wheel?Pewe
Apr 16, 2003 6:07 AM

In addition.......Len J
Apr 16, 2003 6:22 AM
to the brake release mentioned above, you may or may not have "Lawyer lips" on the dropouts (where the skewer preses against the fork or rear dropout). "Lawyer lips" are ridges on the dropout itself that are designed to not allow the wheel to come out should the quick release lever be loosened while you are riding. Most bikes have them today. In order to remove the wheel if "Lawyer lips" exist, you must slightly unscrew the quick release skewer.


1.) Release brakes
2.) release quick release
3.) Slightly unscrew quick release if "Lawyer lips" exist
4.) Remove wheel.

Re: Lawyer tabs: File 'em off. nmSpunout
Apr 16, 2003 6:37 AM
Agree.............Len J
Apr 16, 2003 7:21 AM
unless you have a concern about voiding a warranty.

The question was from a new rider, so I just wanted to let him know they might be there.

re: How do I remove my wheel?Calvin
Apr 16, 2003 9:39 AM
The process is described at

Caliper quick releases are located at the caliper arms or on the brake lever.