How to Remove Bike Fork?

Removing the old bike fork seems technical and lengthy; this is why we often take our bicycles to the professionals. However, this isn’t true. If you want to do it yourself, you can do so by putting in a bit of effort. 

Procedure for removal of bike fork:

Here’s is the complete procedure to do so:

Step 1: Prepare for the removal of the old fork:

Starting with the front wheel, you’ll have to perform the following steps for removing the old bicycle fork.

  1. Use a 5mm Hex key for the removal of the axle.
  2. Unscrew the hose guide and unbolt the brake clipper (insert a brake clipper to create a brake block for proper working).
  3. You’ll have to remove one of the cable’s ends to disconnect the brake mechanism.
  4. Now, your wheel can be put aside, making the rest of the process a bit easier.

Also Read: How to Measure Bike Fork?

Step 2: Remove the old fork:

This step could be different depending upon the types of brakes:

In the case of V-brakes, you’ll find a set of bolts a few inches lower from the headset on each side. For caliper brakes, there is a single fixing point above the wheel. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Unscrew the front headset cap of your bicycle
  2. Now, it is time to unscrew the stem and remove it from the steer tube.
  3. The next step is to remove the stem, spacers, and headcovers (but be careful in this step as any negligence can damage your bike).
  4. Now pull the old fork out.

Yes, you have done it.

Summing Up:

By following this simple process, you can remove the old forks. Now, you can either pack it up or install new bike forks for better performance.

Also Read: How to Install a Bike Fork?

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