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Answer Yes its a standard cup and cone axle. I had to unbolt the reaction arm from the chainstay, and unbolt the brake cable from the activation lever arm. This was simple. Gotchas though - you have to remove the drum brake completely, and the inside cone is recessed so its hard to get a cone spanner on it. Best method is to get the inner cone and lock ...


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If you have checked everything external as per Criggie's answer, then the problem could be wheel bearings. I had the same issue as you describe last year and it was resolved by replacing wheel bearings (fair enough after 8000km).


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If it sounds like its rubbing, it probably is. The areas to check are the frame - at the chainstays the frame - at the seat stays mudguards or fenders if you have them rear rack stays rim brakes, both the pads and the brake arms. disk brakes could be a bent disk Do you get the same rub noise when spinning the wheel forwards vs backwards? When you spin ...


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If the wheel wobbles slightly, you don't need to replace the spokes just look for one or two that are loose, use a spoke key to tighten the spoke/spokes that are loose. You can spin the wheel holding a piece of chalk near the rim of the wheel and move the chalk in until it rubs on the rim, this will show you where the wheel is out of line it should only be ...


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You need to replace the spokes. Just one is enough to put the wheel out of true. Once the spokes are replaced you use a spoke key (a special spanner) to tension the spoke nipples to drag the rim back into round. This is a fiddly job which takes time, but is not beyond a home workshop. Once the wheel's rim is running straight your other problems should ...


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You should take it to your local bike shop and get the wheel dished and trued. It is probably a mix of both those issues. Depending on how bad it is you may need to replace the wheel entirely.


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There are some racks that mount directly onto the seat tube and utilise a quick release clamp; they only take a small load tho. This would avoid clamping onto the carbon. As others have hinted its not such a hot idea to do this as carbon is not designed for that kind of compression. You can find evidence of this with car racks where carbon frames are not ...



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