How do you change a rear bike wheel without a quick-release?
Disengage brakes and derailleur gear (gives chain more slack, making wheel removal easier) Work on the nuts and loosen them using a spanner (Pro tip: use a spanner with the exact size of nuts) Gently remove the rear bike wheel. Completely remove the derailleur chain and lift your bike off the ground.
What tools do I need to remove a cassette?
The lockring is designed to hold the cogs of the cassette in place on the hub. In order to remove and replace your cassette, you need to unscrew this lockring. You’ll need three tools to do this: a chain whip, a cassette lockring remover and a large adjustable crescent wrench.
Are rear derailleurs universal?
The important thing is that the different ratios means that rear mechs and shifters are not interchangeable between manufacturers – Shimano rear mechs must be matched with Shimano shifters, and SRAM with SRAM (however Shimano front mechs can be used with SRAM shifters).