Rear Wheel Remove | Bülk Velomobile Maintenance


Rear Wheel Remove | Bülk Velomobile Maintenance

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Hi, I'm Jan from and we shoot here a maintenance video, so have fun.


In the today's video I want to show you how to take down your rear wheel, so how to disassemble the rear axle, lower your real wheel. This you could do for maintenance, if you have a problem with your cassette, you want to change the cassette with another one or you want to change the bearing in your rear wheel or you are just curious, so there could be all kind of reasons and I assume you have more reasons for doing this.


So the first step is to take down the top cover and it's important that you have the chain in the lowest gear, on the smallest gear, to have as little tension as possible. Here in the front I take down completely the chain from the chainwheel in the front, so you have completely no tension here anymore.


The second step is you have a key 19 and this is the tool we give, it's available on the website, also we give it to ambassadors. So here you have... there's a nut and you can stick here in and then you keep... with the nineteen (key 19) you keep the rear axle locked and then you turn right, never left. It's bit against, normally you turn left to untighten, but now you have to turn right to untighten it. This is gonna go not always very easy because there is some Loctite on the rear, on the screw in order it can't go loose. So now the screw came off and you can see there is a little bit of Loctite here and this we have to put back on, when we put back.


So now I have the real axle and this sometimes goes heavy and sometimes it goes really easy. In the event of the first part is got stuck a bit here in the rear axle and then on this bushing, which is glued in the rear swing arm, then it came of really easy. So as you can see this screw was here and then I introduce this tool here in and I untighted the screw. You can see here is an inbus and that one was over here and now you can see that part of the tool comes out and that makes that I can pull now the rear axle out and that's the whole point of this tool.


Ok let's go on to the next step. So the next step is to take out the rear wheel and then because I have an 11-52 on it it's bit tight here. So I take these bushings out, there is a plus on it, that's on the right side and there is a bushing with minus, it's not on this one but it's obvious you have a big one and a small one. The small one is on this side and the big one is on this side. I took down the chain.


So in my case I have an 11-52 which is very ... and there is limited space to get out like this and even this hole is not big enough, so I have to do, in case of an 11-52, I have to do a couple of things.


I have to take down the rear suspension, that's by taking this nut off, take this washer off. I have to take down the rear derailleur because I can't lower the rear swing arm with the rear derailleur on it. So that one I take down... then I can lower the rear swing arm and now I have space to take down the cassette. This is the way how to take out your cassette.


So this was the video how to take out your rear wheel and cassette.


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