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schrader7032
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Anyone seen an online source for videos on steps to remove a front wheel in order to fix a flat? How exactly does the wheel/brake assembly clear the Earles fork? I haven't done this in a long time and am not near my bike in order to think thing through.

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It's been a while...

My recollection from the last time I did this is that I put the bike on the center stand with blocks under the oil pan so that the front wheel was off the ground. Then I disconnected the brake cable and took out the axle. After that the front wheel just slid forward until it was clear of the fork. You will have to jiggle the wheel a bit to clear the front part of the fender. In the garage, it's easy. On the side of the road it would be tricky. Fortunately, in half a century I have not had to do that!

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I just looked at my 69.

I just looked at my 69. Pretty much it. Jack up to clear floor...cable off. I dont remember taking the bottom shock bolt out. But the rear brake arm is behind the right shock. If you have a lazy shock and it drops down enough it should clear. Pinch bolt loose or out and then axle.

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I don't remember having to

I don't remember having to deal with the cable. I thought that once the front tire was off he ground, axle bolt out, the whole assembly shifted to the side...no sliding forward/aft. Once it shift enough for the brake plate to clear the slot in the Earles fork, the brake plate could be removed from the hub and then the brake plate could be rested on the ground so to no stress the cable. Then the tire rolled out the front.

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True...

You don't have to disconnect the cable, but it takes very little time and makes it a bit easier.

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