How to Remove a Rear Bike Wheel With Pegs

How to Remove a Rear Bike Wheel With Pegs
Foot pegs are most often found on BMX bikes. The pegs will be attached to both sides of either the front or rear axle. You can use the pegs can for performing tricks or for allowing an extra passenger to ride along. You can not remove a rear wheel with pegs without first removing the pegs. The two share a single axle and the same pair of axle nuts.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Socket wrench
  • Adjustable wrench
Step 1
Insert a proper size socket wrench onto the axle nut inside the foot peg. The inside of the foot peg is hollow and you will find the nut in the center. You can begin on either side of the bike. You will need to remove both foot pegs.
Step 2
Unscrew the axle nut by turning it counter-clockwise. Do the same for both foot pegs.
Step 3
Slide both the loosened pegs from either end of the axle.
Step 4
Loosen the bolt at the back of the chain tensioner and remove the tensioner from the bike. The chain tensioner is located just behind the axle of the wheel and serves to tighten the chain.
Step 5
Push the rear wheel forward to give the chain slack. Lift the chain off the front chain ring and lay the chain between the crank and the bike frame. The chain ring is the large ring attached to the right, drive-side pedal arm. The chain ring, pedal arms and pedals are cumulatively known as the crank.
Step 6
Pull the rear wheel back until it is free of both the frame and the chain.

Article Written By Matthew Ferguson

Matthew Ferguson is a writer living in Savannah, Ga. He has been writing for over 10 years and his work has appeared on various online publications. A collection of his short stories was published in spring 2010. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University.

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