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Join Date: Jul 2006
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On the "act of removal" side of things, I'd also suggest an extra pair of hands to help hold up the front end. Although most of the weight in the bike is well behind the forks, when you pull the wheel, the front'll drop like a rock if you aren't prepared for it; and then getting the front end up to reinstall the wheel can be a bear if you're alone and you've never done it before (previous experience usually teaches you which part of the shoulder needs to be under which part of the bike to keep the forks up long enough to get the axle back in; if you have someone to help you, that person can just lean on the back of the saddle to lift the forks up and you'll be good to go).