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Many cyclists are afraid to take off the rear wheel to fix a flat for fear of messing up the chain but its not as difficult as most people think. To safely remove your rear wheel, follow these instructions:
• Create slack in the chain by shifting onto the small cog and small ring
• Open the brakes so the tire doesn't bump into the brake pads
• Pull the derailleur back and remove the wheel