Removing Front Wheel And Suspension | Bülk Velomobile Maintenance
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Hi, I'm Jan from VelomobileWorld.com and we shoot here a maintenance video, so have fun.
In this video I want to show you how to disassemble your front suspension, this you can do because you need to tune your front wheel or to bring it to a shop for checks/verifications, you can do this because you want to do some maintenance on your front suspension or you're just curious.
So I will show you the steps now how to disassemble it and then there will be some other videos about how to maintain your front suspension and how to check your front wheel.
We start here at the top, here we have two contra... every time I want to say "piuliță" because that's the Romanian word for contra screw nut, it's called nut (screw nut). So that one you untighten/loosen, unfortunately I have just one key 13, it would have been nice if I had two key 13, but yeah I am at my home workshop, so I took what I have. So these ones I untighten/loosen. Yeah, make sure you don't drop the screw nuts in your bike, because sometimes it's hard to find them, but we found them already, by doing so and it's not good because often it will end up underneath your chain and it will block things, what it should not do, so make sure you don't drop these kind of things in your bike.
If you have a bicycle calculator for the speed, just take off the calculator, which is not always easy, make sure this cable is free, you push it in, otherwise you have no space to work on it and then put it on the side.
So I have a pretty luxury position that I have here a lift, but most people will do it on a table, so make sure when you turn the bike that you don't scratch the paint, yeah make sure you take care of your velomobile and now I will show you how to take these off.
So I have here a... I don't know how it's called this tool but this is a very practical tool (T-handle socket wrench) and I can take these off, like this and make sure when you put back, you take the right, like first the small flat washer, big flat washer and then these screw nuts. Make sure again you don't lose things. So as you can see we did not cut anything out of the time and it's relatively easy. So I dropped still a flat washer, so it's good to hold your hands below it so it doesn't drop in the bike.
Now this is a bit... this one you need to push a bit, then that one and as you can see it's not that spacious because we want to make it as small as possible, to have as little as possible airflow, so it's easier to just let some air out of your tire. Okay, so I forgot, here inside is still a tie rip, I forgot to cut that one, so I will do it. Okay, so you can take it out now, as you can see you need to cut off these two tie rips, otherwise you will destroy the sensor of the bike calculator, turn it, take off the little cap. So now we have the wheel off, put it aside and then to take off the brakes. So I cut this one and take it off, so now I can...
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