Removing a rear wheel
If you’ve ever spent a wet 15 minutes on a roadside verge struggling to remove your rear wheel, watch this video about how to do it the quick way.
It is, after all, supposed to be a quick job. In this video, our workshop coordinator Jon shows you how to get a wheel off a typical hybrid bike with V-brakes. Remember that getting the wheel out shouldn’t require any force, just a bit of gentle manipulation and persuasion. With a bit of practice, you could get this task done in a couple of seconds. If you don’t have V-brakes, never fear. Road brakes are even easier, just remember to push the lever on the caliper upwards into the open position. Disk brakes require no brake adjustment, but remember to line the rotor up carefully with the gap between the pads when putting the wheel back in. Remember too that if you can master the back wheel, the front one is a cinch.
Bike of the week: Holdsworth Nuovo Record
A really fantastic bike from a heritage British manufacturer. A 60cm, Reynolds 531 steel frame, built up with a set of handbuilt wheels and original Shimano running gear. Utilising Shimano 600 friction shifters and rear mech and a Dura Ace chainset, this bike was certainly at the upper end of Holdsworth’s range and it still feels great to ride. Updated in our workshop with new cables, bar tape and Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Plus tyres. A true vintage racing bike, lightweight and in excellent condition. Onsale for the very first time on Friday 1st December at 1pm, priced at a competitive £240.
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