I disassambled/assambled rear wheel hub, but now rear wheel is not turning freely, what have i done wrong?

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    After you solve the problem, please come back to tell us what the problem was! Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 19:03

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You likely tightened the cones too tight. Read up on the proper procedure for cone adjustment and be sure to grease it up well.




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    See related question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3456/…
    – Benzo
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 17:32
  • Also, it is possible that some part, usually the small tin rings that aid in waterproofing, got misaligned. But indeed, by far, the most probable cause are too-tight cones. Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 19:02

There are unfortunately a dozen different things that can go wrong. First on the list, as mentioned, is over-tightened cones. But beyond that it's easy to get a spacer in the wrong place to that, eg, the freehub rubs against the hub body, or you can simply get a foreign object (eg a washer) jammed in between components somewhere.

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