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      Finally I found the issue on my cycle. It was the wheel that was bent So now the question is how do I remove the wheel? I tried doing last weekend, but...
      - Couldn't find a way to remove the chain because I couldn't find the link lock (wondering how they made the chain without the lock mechanism)
      - Unless chain is removed, I can't do anything else
      - How do I remove the gears & the rear wheel? Are they independent or how should I go about removing them?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      Couldn't find a way to remove the chain
      Aagree, you don't need to remove the chain. Even it you find the lock-link its notoriously difficult to un-lock it.
      Easy way out is to manually de-rail the chain. Do it at the Pedal-crank (front)
      That will generate enough slack in the chain facilitating rear tyre removal.

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      How do I remove the gears & the rear wheel?
      Also keep the gears and stuff untouched. Its again very difficult if you screw up the delicate alignment.
      It will fail to shift or worse keep slipping. Make sure you keep the chain on the smallest cog (on the rear wheel) so it will be have more slack and will be easier to remove.

      Oh yeah keep the bike inverted (yes the wheel skywards) No I kid you not.. Its very easy to keep the tyres up on an MTB with the seat and handle bar keeping the bike level.
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      Quote Originally Posted by yzfrj View Post
      That will generate enough slack in the chain facilitating rear tyre removal.
      Nope. its not that easy to remove that way; I've already explored that option.

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      Also keep the gears and stuff untouched. Its again very difficult if you screw up the delicate alignment.
      Oh!!! Tks for the warning!!!

      Yes, I'm aware of the inverting part
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      Nope. its not that easy to remove that way; I've already explored that option.
      Ok. Not sure why.
      I've done it countless times on my stolen BSA - Streetcat 18 speed and also on many of my friends bikes.
      I was the local bike repair guy

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      Again on a bike with quick release its extremely simple.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yzfrj View Post
      I was the local bike repair guy
      then expect my call this weekend
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      then expect my call this weekend
      Sure no problem.
      I know you have the tools and the expertise.
      This is much much.... easier than the 2stroke
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      I have the same problem as Mr. Aargee had on my LA Sovereign Alfa (26") but the wheel has not got bent. I have the same Power V-Brake setup.
      How to fix this?

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