Can you take the back wheel off a bike?
We have good news: Anyone can remove and install a rear wheel and it won’t affect the shifting or the chain. And if you work carefully, you won’t have to touch that greasy drivetrain either. Here’s how it’s done on any bicycle with derailleurs, from road bikes, to mountain bikes and any 2-wheelers in between.
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.