Pretty dumb question perhaps

Peter Ball

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Hi, My knowledge of bike mechanics is ptetty low really so my question is, I've got a Woosh Zephyr B bike with disc brakes (which are new to me, disc brakes that is). After some advice on the forum I'm thinking of getting a Tracx Antares trainer for the winter months and I'm told I will have to remove the front wheel to fit the stand in place of it. I tried this morning, I loosened the clip and I'm finding one side of the wheel drops out but the side where the disc brake is doesn't want to move what am I doing wrong?
\any help would be very much appreciated, thanks.
Peter B
 

trex

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You have probably not undone the QR skewer enough.
Hold the black plastic nut on the opposite side of the skewer lever, rotate the lever anticlockwise for about 3 turns, you'll see the skewer will open a lot more and the wheel will come out easily.
Your Zephyr has hydraulic brakes, don't touch the brake levers. Watch the video.

 

Nealh

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Extra tip; Once the wheel is off insert a spacer/ folded stiff card between the brake pads, if you accidently pull the lever the calipers won't need forcing apart.
 

Peter Ball

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Thanks for that Trex and Heath, wheel is now out and that's another piece of knowledge I've acquired, well done you two for the quick response.
 
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