I am new to road bikes. I bought a new road bike. I wanted to take the front wheel out, but it was difficult because, despite of having "opened" the brake pads (with the quick release lever found on the braking mechanism), the tire was thicker than the space between the pads. The same happens on my rear wheel.
I don't know if I am making myself clear, so an answer to any of these three questions will help:
- Is this normal on road bikes?
- Does this mean the pads should be further apart?
- How far apart from the wheel should the brake pads (front and rear) be?