How do you take apart a bike wheel?

What tools do you need to take a wheel off a bike?

To remove the front bike wheel:

  1. Take a 15mm wrench to the axle nuts and turn it counterclockwise to loosen them.
  2. Remove the front brakes by pinching and releasingthe caliper so there is no longer pressure on the rim.
  3. Lift upward to remove the spacers.

How do you remove a wheel without quick release?

Disengage brakes and derailleur gear (gives chain more slack, making wheel removal easier) Work on the nuts and loosen them using a spanner (Pro tip: use a spanner with the exact size of nuts) Gently remove the rear bike wheel. Completely remove the derailleur chain and lift your bike off the ground.

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