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I volunteered to chagne the front tire on a friend's NH 250. After I shot my big mouth off I realizng it has a drum brake, and tubed tires (I think?). I've done a million tubeless tires on bikes with radial brakes, but I've never tackled a job like this. Anyone have any tips on removing the wheel on a NH 250, or on a drum-brake bike in general? A set of torque specs would be helpful too.

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I volunteered to chagne the front tire on a friend's NH 250. After I shot my big mouth off I realizng it has a drum brake, and tubed tires (I think?). I've done a million tubeless tires on bikes with radial brakes, but I've never tackled a job like this. Anyone have any tips on removing the wheel on a NH 250, or on a drum-brake bike in general? A set of torque specs would be helpful too.

Thanks in advance,
The cable disconnects from the drum actuation lever in a fairly obvious manner with just standard wrenches, and you can ignore the brake from that point.

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The cable disconnects from the drum actuation lever in a fairly obvious manner with just standard wrenches, and you can ignore the brake from that point.

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Thanks. Does the drum come apart when the wheel comes off, or does it stay as one piece?
 

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The brake shoe carrier comes out with everything, brake pads, springs, lever, etc. You'll have to remove it to change the tire.
 

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Thanks. Is it a PITA, or does it all go together pretty easily?
 

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Very easy, the carrier and pads just slide out of the drum. When you reassemble it make sure that the fork goes into the slot in the brake shoe carrier, and that's about it.
 

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Awesome. I'm actually a little excited about learning a new trick.
 
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