front tire

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  1. KarenH

    KarenH New Member

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    OMG, I can't get front tire off. It has one of those quick releases but it isn't releasing lol. I freed the front brake and I pulled the lever open for the quick release on the tire, but the tire still won't slip off.
     

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  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    The ends of the quick release will 'unscrew' if you just try... & then there might be safety washers under them that lock the axle onto the fork... simply pull them both outward.
     
  3. kevyleven007

    kevyleven007 Active Member

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    uh oh. Did you try to loosen the nut on the other side of the quick release? Sounds like you might have to take it to a shop then. You might want to check out some basic repair vids on U-tube.
     
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  4. crassius

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    it has 'lawyer lips' on the forks (google it) - you'll need to get the axle way loose to get it off - some folks grind those off the forks once the wheel is out of the way
     
  5. KarenH

    KarenH New Member

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    Thanks everyone. I will research it further. U did "unscrew" the quick release after opening it and loosened the nut on the other side, but the wheel still won't drop out. I can't figure out what is hanging it up.
     
  6. Rudz

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    Hit it harder. Lmfao
     
  7. Nashville Kat

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    I believe the fork is designed to hold the ends in place- try separating the fork ends with your hands only- they need to clear , and then will drop down

    if that isn't it, perhaps someone tightened some thin axle nuts- that usually go between the fork blades, on the outside of them.
     
  8. kevyleven007

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    You should be able to unscrew the nut and pull the quick release skewer completely out. Then grab the fork ends and pull them apart.
     
  9. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    A small charge of C-4 plastic explosive ought to loosen it up if nothing else works :D
     
  10. KarenH

    KarenH New Member

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    Thanks everyone I will try everything except maybe for the C4! ROFL
     
  11. Dan

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    LOL, never say never...
     
  12. KarenH

    KarenH New Member

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    I did finally get it off.
     
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