- Place your bike on a repair stand and take the wheel off the back wheel.
- Install a repair stand on your bike to elevate it and make it easier to remove the wheel and work on it when necessary.
- To remove the axle bolts that keep the wheel in place, either loosen the fast release lever by hand or use a wrench to loosen them.
- It must be removed from the fork in order to obtain access to the disc brake caliper.
Can you change brakes on a road bike without removing the wheel?
To change the brake pads on a road bike, the majority of them are constructed such that you don’t have to take the entire wheel off. It may be necessary to remove the wheel if you use the quick-release lever and the pads are still too near to the wheel frame, or if there is no quick-release lever available.
How do you remove a rear brake cable from a bike?
Remove the cable by cutting any tape that is keeping it in place. On flat-bar bikes, you will just need to remove the cable from the slotted barrel adjuster on the lever as well as from the frame to complete the process. Follow the path to each braking point, unhooking wires from the stops as you go.
How to widen brakes on a road bike?
To broaden the brake calipers, press the quick-release lever on the left side of the caliper. Most road bikes are equipped with a quick-release lever on the brakes to make replacing them easier. Each brake housing should have a lever on it. Increase the pressure on this lever to open the brakes and make them easier to service.