Bike Care and routine bike maintenance tips - Reattaching Your Rear Bike Tire
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Jeff: Hi! My name is Jeff. I am a mechanic at Revolution Cycles in Clarendon. I am going to show you how to put rear wheel back on.
The first step you want to take is to just visually check to make sure you have done everything correctly to remove the wheel, which would be to have the brakes released and also have the rear derailleur shift into the highest gear which would be the hardest one to paddle in or the smallest cog on the rear cassette right here. The next step is pretty for you, simply you just want to go ahead and line the chain up on to the cassette, on to the smallest cog, that you had shifted into earlier and then after that you slide the rear wheel into the dropouts.
Once you've got that in, you want to make sure that the tire is straight into the dropouts and even on both sides and after that you just tighten down on the quick release. You want to center it down pretty close to the dropouts while it's still in the open position, and then afterwards, you will push down on the lever and tighten the wheel down. As a rule of thumb, I usually make sure that the quick release lever leaves a little bit of imprint on my hand to make sure that it's all tight.
Once you have got that on to the rear cog, on to the smallest of cog in the rear, you want to go ahead and connect the brakes, and you do that by pulling on the noodle and making sure that, and having the cable fall in between the bridge on the other side of the brake arm.
So, this is another style of brakes, this is called a Cantilever Brake, and so to reconnect, you are going to take this little anchor piece and slip it in between the slot right there, and you want to make sure that sits flush to where it doesn't move and that's how we connect a cantilever.
One thing to make sure when you are reconnecting the brakes is that the brake noodle sits directly into the bridge and rest on its top, so, there will be a ledge right there on the noodle and you want to make sure that that sits flush with the brakes otherwise you risk having your brakes come apart when you are riding, and after that, everything is connected and you are done.