What is the proper procedure for replacing the rear wheel bearings?
- Push the hammer slide outward until the wheel bearing hub is no longer attached to the wheel. Remove the inner seals from the bearing housing by prying off the snap ring on the end of the bearing. Remove the rear wheel bearing with the use of the OTC 311882 tool. Be sure to use a wrench to secure the nut that is positioned on the rear of the bearing housing before you remove the bearing.
How do you remove a rear wheel without a quick release?
Disengage the brakes and derailleur gears if applicable (gives chain more slack, making wheel removal easier) Using a spanner, work on the nuts and loosen them as much as possible (Pro tip: use a spanner with the exact size of nuts) Remove the rear bicycle wheel with care. Remove the derailleur chain in its entirety and carefully pull your bike off the ground.
What is a rear thru-axle?
For bicyclists, a thru-axle (TA) is the wheel attachment mechanism that holds an unbalanced bicycle wheel on a hub between two dropouts on a bicycle frame or fork. This is accomplished by threading the thru-axle through the fork/frame holes and into the wheel hub, preventing the wheel from coming loose.