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Struggle to refit rear wheel.

Welshjim22Welshjim22 Posts: 22
edited August 2017 in Workshop
I have a Giant Defy advanced, only a few weeks old. Washing the bike with wheels off i have noticed refitting the rear wheel is a real pain. It seems very tight between the small cog and derailleur as i put the wheel in.

Not sure it will make any difference but it is thru axle.


  • Are you using a workstand? If not try using one. It could be that you are just putting it back in at a bit of an angle.

    You have a new bike and it sounds like it fit perfectly before you took it off to clean. I would say eliminate the more obvious culprits first before jumping to conclusions.
  • If you're not doing so already, it is a bit easier if your in the smallest rear cog, and remove the qr spanner.
  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,163
    The bike has 12mm through axles, not QR's. Try pushing the RD cage forwards to give more clearance between the top guide pulley and the 11T cog.
  • Thanks for the replies.

    Yes wheel was fine before and once fitted. Nothing appears bent.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Carbon frame and normal tap water?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Carbon frame and normal tap water?

    Nah, surely nobody would make such a schoolboy error?
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