How to take off rear wheel on Superdelite

Squaxor

Active Member
I can’t find any videos are other guides on how to remove a rear wheel on this heavy bike. Here’s my guide to how to do it in the field.

SORRY - I HAVE NO IDEA WHY ALL THE PHOTOS ARE UPSIDE DOWN. I UPLOADED THEM IN THE CORRECT ORIENTATION
  • Remove everything you can from the bike, even the batteries if necessary
  • Carefully, lay you bike down.
  • Holding somewhere sensible on the bike, stand the bike up on the handlebars and saddle - use the soft things to protect your handlebars
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  • Deflate the rear tyre
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  • Disconnect the electrical cable to the Rohloff hub - when reconnecting line up the white arrows.
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  • Take out the quick release axel - don’t loose it!
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  • Ease the wheel a small way out of the frame
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  • With the tyre deflated move it up and forward to give the belt some slack
  • Ease of the best - it can bind to the sprocket so you might need to pry it off very gently
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NOTE: When replacing the wheel ensure the chain tensioner spring is still properly attached.
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A few things...
It takes me about 10 minutes to take the wheel off and about the same time to replace. However it took me ages to put a new set of Schwalbe Hurricans (E50s) on - they are so tight!
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