The big round things your bike rolls on. Rims, spokes, hubs, etc. If it's all about the rubber part, "tire" tag is better.

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Straightening bladed spokes

I have a wheel set with bladed spokes and they regularly become twisted such that the spokes are no longer lined up with their thin side to the wind, as indented. They twist so that the broad side of ...
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How does hub diameter affect aerodynamics?

There is a lot of discussion out there about spoke, rim & tyre drag, but almost nothing concerning the aerodynamics of the hubs. What got me started on this is the fact that road hubs still have ...
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Replacement wheel for “GT Zoot Scoot” kick scooter from the 80s

My scooter takes what looks like a normal bike tire and wheel. I can't seem to find a wheel the right size anywhere. It's got a 10 inch wheel and tire and everywhere I go seems to be 8 or 12 but no 10 ...
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What changes have been made to the bicycle over the years?

I have researched so much, but I could never find an actual or straightforward answer... Q. What changes have been made to the bicycle in the last 10 years to improve its technology?
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Mongoose front rim size

I have a 1996 mongoose bike and I need to replace the front rim 20x1.95 All I can find is 20x1.75 Can I use a 1.95 tire on a 20x1.75 rim
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Gipiemme Parade Wheels Strange Noise

I have a set of Gipiemme Parade Wheels that look like this: The other day I was getting my bike out of the garage, and I lightly bumped my rear wheel with my foot. The wheel made a strange ...
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Bontrager Rhythm Elite 29 142mm compatible?

I have a set of 2008/2009 Bontrager Rhythm Elite 29 wheels, which are set up as QR9 100/135. Can these be converted to 15mm thru-axle front, 142x12 mm thru-axle rear with different end caps?
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700c 28er - same as 29er?

I thought that all 700c/622 wheels were "29er" compatible or basically the same size; 622mm. I had the tire off a Mavic Aksium wheel yesterday and was surprised that it is labeled 700c 28''. Is ...
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Are tall bikes more efficient?

I am considering getting a cruising bike to swap out riding with my existing, shorter mountain bike. I saw one I liked, for several reasons, in the store that is a 29" size. I am tall and could handle ...
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New wheels for Trek 7.3

I broke a spoke on my rear wheel the other day. When I took it to my LBS they recommended replacing the wheel all together; stating that it could no longer be trued effectively because the spokes ...
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Why do spokes loosen?

Is it true that the they twist small amounts as you hit bumps while you ride, and that's why they loosen? Would gluing spoke nipples simply solve this problem?
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Road Bike Wheel Replacement

Simple question for a new cyclist. I want to change my wheelset to these (http://www.rolwheels.com/wheels/wheel/volant-r-t). Will they be compliant with my current bike? (https://www.norco.com/bike-...
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Combining a Dynamo hub with a single speed geared hub setup

In theory, can you build a dynamo hub, say a SON, with a fixie/single speed gear, all mounted in the same hub and wheel? I will be building a touring rig with an extra wheel trailer and I would like ...
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What road hub makes the least amount of noise [closed]

What brand rear hub and cassette has the lowest noise level for a road bike ?
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Have I damaged my tyres?

I noticed after mounting some new tyres that part of the side wall, just above the bead, seems to have been damaged while I was fitting them (see photos below). These tyres were especially difficult ...
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How to true 16 spokes front Campagnolo scirocco 35

I have a wheel which has serious damage in two places. First - there is a huge wobbly-wheel due to side collision (5mm) and second - there is a dent on a braking surface. I'm curious - is there any ...
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Bicycle wall rims

What is the strip called on the rim that when you push the brakes on? I have a fixed bike and I bought it a new front white deep v rim that doesn't have the strip on it for the brakes and when I used ...
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Should an amateur attempt truing a wheel

I was in a bicycle crash recently, and noticed afterwards that the wheel was out of true (it hits the brakes once every revolution). The damage doesn't seem extreme to me though: it's not visible just ...
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How tight should your stem valve nut be?

I just got new schrader valve tubes that have the rim fitting nut on them. Since this question has not been asked on here before, what is the proper tension that the nut should meet the rim? My ...
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Which components affects downhill speed? [closed]

So my riding buddy can never keep up with me downhill. I'm slightly heavier than him (5-10lbs). I have an older non aero bike. He has a newer aero bike. His is probably a few lbs lighter than mine....
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Kid's bike - Can I put 20“ wheel on a frame that was meant for 18” wheels?

So, my friend's kid's bicycle has an 18" tire that is completely worn down. I'm having a really tough time finding 18" tires on local buy/sell websites, but there are a bunch of 16" and 20". Does ...
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Can a bike wheel be damaged if it's hit by a mop?

I can't keep my bike inside my flat, which is why I used to keep it in the staircase of my block. The problem is, the janitor mops the staircase every day and I'm afraid he will hit the wheels of my ...
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New MTB tyre looks wobbly

I recently installed a pair of new tyres to my MTB. The front seems fine however the rear looks like it is not spinning completely centrally. This is a rather peculiar situation because the wheel ...
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do I have a 26 fork using 27.5 wheel?

I realize I've been riding for a year using this configuration, I have a suntour sf13-xcm-ds-hlo-26-100 (which I think was designed for 26). Suntour website doesn't provide full info about the Fork, ...
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How do I know when it's time to pump up my tires?

I've been cycling for several months now. However, I have had the misfortune of having two bicycles stolen from me, so I've never had a single bicycle for more than a few months. With time passing, I'...
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Aero wheel on front, regular on back - why?

I've seen a lot of riders in the city, usually fixe riders or courriers, riding bikes with an expensive aero wheel on front and a regular, cheap-looking, un-aerodynamic alloy wheel on back. Why ...
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Scared of damaging bike going up and off curbs [duplicate]

Bike: Giant ATX 27.5 2 (2016) - Hardtail My current strategy to going off curbs is nose diving... I know, the best. My current strategy to going up curbs is barely lifting my front wheel onto the ...
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Can I use 26" electric hub wheels on a vintage road bike?

I got this old road bike that I bought for $20 and fixed up a bit. I'm having to use it for a very long commute in the meantime until I can get other transportation so I was looking at a cheap ...
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Replacing Shimano RS21 rims

I have damaged the rim of my rear Shimano RS21 wheel (unexpectedly hit a sharp kerb) which affects braking quite severely so I was wondering if it is possible to replace just the rim and not the whole ...
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Will using this kind of parking rack damage the wheel?

In Copenhagen, there are many of these parking racks (as shown in the picture), usually people (like me) will just slip the front wheel in and lock the bike. After using them for a while, I happen to ...
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replacing wheels on a hybrid running on 700c

Using 700c wheels limits the choice of tyres and when touring tyres might be hard to find. Is there a problem in using 26 in wheels instead.
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650b for small rider?

I'm considering getting a bike for my friend; she is interested in riding road/gravel with me, doesn't own a bike of her own, and doesn't know too much about what's available. She is about 5 feet ...
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changing rim sizes

I bought a trek Marlin 5 with 29 inch wheels. I was wondering if I could switch the 29ers with 27.5 inch wheels. I would prefer the 27.5 inch wheels for some 20-30 foot jumps I've been hitting. Would ...
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Rear wheel noise

If i lift up my bicycle and spin the rear wheel, it sounds like its rubbing something, even though it does not have any direct contact with frame or brake pads. I checked it and its not rubbing ...
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Rim dish and flange angle problem

this is the n-th time I have faced with this problem. The problem is than one flange of the rim is higher than another one. As you can see on the photo. My rim is new this time, I have dynamo hub....
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Can't take out front wheel

Someone messed up by quick release on the front wheel, so the side that says open is pointing outward. I can't undo the quick release now and take out the front wheel.
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How many spokes can break before I need a new wheel?

3 of the spokes on my wheel are broken. How can I tell if the wheel is still good to use? Can I just replace the spokes or do I need to buy a brand new wheel?
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My rear wheel isn't properly spinning. How can I tell whats wrong?

I'm just getting back into cycling after a long hiatus. My bike is a little old and worn and its got some issues. The biggest one is the rear wheel. My rear wheel spins, but it seems to be off center....
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Wobbly wheel/hub even when I tightened the cones

The wheel has a sideways wobble eminating from the hub. I tried adjusting the cones to the point its too tight but the wobble continues. Upon closer inspection there is play in the point where the ...
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Converting frame size to wheel size

I've been trying to determine what size road or mountain bike I should purchase. All the charts I've found suggest what frame size I should have, but online shopping only lists wheel sizes. How do I ...
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Can't figure out the correct wheelset size for my Raleigh Rush Hour to replace the stock wheelset

I'm trying to order a new wheelset for my Raleigh Rush Hour. The problem being that my bike is at a friends right now and it might stay there for a bit, I can't remember what frame size I have and I ...
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How to release a hydraulic brake (tightened with wheel off) [duplicate]

On my fairly new bike, I had to remove the front wheel on storage. I must have accidentally pressed the brake lever or so, because now the brakes are tight so that the disc won't fit in the brake (see ...
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Can I run a 700c/28"/29er wheel & tire on a 650B full-suspension mountain bike frame?

I recently bought a 2015 Giant Anthem 3 27.5" full suspension mountain bike to build into an electric bike, however, all my other bikes (road bike, other electric bike) have 700c/29er wheels, and I ...
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Increasing the size of tyres on a hybrid

We are planning on doing some mountain biking in a few weeks time and we'd like to get some wider tyres for my wife's hybrid. I know there are similar questions and answers out there on this topic, ...
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What can be creating resistance when I cycle?

I recently bought a foldable bicycle. Everything seems fine and smooth, but when I cycle I can feel quite a lot of resistance - not air resistance, but resistance on my tires - to the point than when ...
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My Bike Like To Try and Turn Left

So when I ride my bike it likes to give a little traction at times like the front wheel wants to turn left. The rim looks straight to me and i double checked it. Is this a problem with the wheel or ...
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Please help me understand why the back wheel doesnt spin

My bike has some problems and I hope you guys can help me fix it. Some weeks ago, the lock of my bike got frozen (bc of -30 degrees), so I decided to pour some hot water to the lock to defrost it. I ...
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Does a slightly untrued wheel damage the wheels? [duplicate]

My wheels are slightly out of true, about 1.5 mm at worst part. It doesn't bother me when riding and I don't feel it, but will this hurt or damage the wheel if I keep going on, or should I keep going ...
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Wheels for CAAD 10 Disc

I have a CAAD 10 disc frame and want to find the right wheels to match. I've seen that the Maddux RD 2.0 rims come with many complete bikes for the CAAD 10 but can't find much information on them. ...
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What type of hubs attach on only one side< Tricycle front hubs [duplicate]

I wish to build a tricycle and one of the limiting factors is getting the front hubs. I search for tricycle hubs on ebay and get nothing useful. I would need both the hub and axle or the axle ...