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ReAssemble front wheel . Can't get front wheel over the brake pads of the bicycle

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You have two choices:

1. Find how the brakes release so you can spread the pads enough the get the tire between 'em. Sometimes there's a lever on the brake itself, sometimes you need to pull a cable guide out of a slot. . .usually there's a way to release the tension to open 'em up.

2. Let enough air out of the tire to fit the wheel back in, then pump it
back up.

The easy way is to put the wheel in, then pump up the tire.

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Need to loosen the cable so the brake will spread apart

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