You’ll need to remove your bike’s wheels to fix a puncture or to clean your bike throughly.
This video is a good explanation of how to remove and replace the back wheel from a bike equipped with ‘V’ brakes. The chances are your bike will have that kind of brake.
Removing and replacing the front wheel is the same as the back except that you don’t have the hassle of disentangling the chain.
This video is a good explanation of how to remove and replace the wheels from a bike equipped with calliper brakes.
This video is a good explanation of how to remove and replace the front wheel from a bike equipped with disc brakes.
- The video shows you a spacer to keep the brake pads separated once the wheel is removed. On some hydraulic disc brake systems, this is necessary to prevent losing brake fluid – it’s good practice to always use a spacer.
- Your bike might have a through axle in which case you will need to remove it completely before you can separate the fork from the wheel.