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Part of a wheel hub that holds the wheel to the dropouts.

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hitch for trailer for ebike

I just recently bought a TerraTrike Maverick with an EBO 48v Cruiser e-bike kit. And even more recently bought a dog trailer, that I THINK came with parts standard for a non-ebike... or at least a ...
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I have a Thunder e-bike and need advice on bolts in the order they go in etc

I have a Thunder e-tricycle and when I change the tire, I put all the bolts back in and it worked fine for a while, but then all of a sudden the part where the cord comes out, started to turn and ...
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135mm rear hub with QR on 130mm rear dropout spacing on older aluminum frame MTB

Problem: I had a rear wheel built to 135mm, but the frame is 130mm. The frame is an older aluminum MTB frame. I assumed it was 135mm rear dropout spacing (being a mountain bike) when ordering the new ...
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How to replace a band (hub, drum) brake with a freewheel

I am looking to convert my bicycle into a semi-electric bike by adding a freewheel. The 2 freewheels will allow me to use either pedals or an electric motor to move the bike. However, I don't have ...
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How can I add an additional freewheel to the existing solid bicycle axle?

I want to convert my bicycle into an electric bike by adding a motor to it, allowing me to ride it using both pedals and the motor. I need to add a motor and a separate chain system, similar to the ...
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How do I remove a threaded rear axle with cartridge bearings?

I'm trying to remove the axle in the picture. I think the bearings say "Enduro 6000LLB" on the sides. How can I remove the axle and the bearings? I checked out this post, which suggested I ...
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I need help fixing my axle

Here is my bike: https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-1-disc/p/27987/ What appears to have happened is that the axle through my hub has sheared off due to some ...
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How to position rear wheel in frame?

With my bike, in the front I just push the axle all the way onto the front fork, then tighten it, perfectly centered and straight. With my rear wheel, it seems to be more complicated: there is some ...
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Old bike: replaced rear axle but the tire goes off the axis when I get on it

I just broke and then replaced my rear axle on an old timey race bike I bought online. Everything seems to go smoothly when the bike is up on a stand or on at my side, but once I get on it and try to ...
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What dynamo hub wheel do I need?

I've bought myself a little city bike a few months ago and since we're now approaching winter months I will need to install some lights to ride in the later hours. I've been toying with the idea of ...
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Wheel off turbo trainer vs nut axle

I am looking at buying a wahoo kickr v5 wheel off trainer. The bike I have is a falcon grand tour. It is a 3x7 cassette which I understand well take washers to make work, no problem. The problem I am ...
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How can I identify which side of my axle needs to be held with a cone spanner?

I need to replace my front axle. I've bought the new axle with bearings and lithium grease, but I obviously need to remove the old axle. I know I need to use a cone spanner on one side, and a socket ...
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Weird behaviour of rear hub thru axle

recently my rear wheel started wobbling so I wanted to check its rear hub, bearing and axle. I have a Shimano HB-RS470 hub which is a thru axle hub, and it look exactlly like the one in the picture ...
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Anti-theft axle nut covers?

Been looking high and low for a 15mm diameter axle nut cover. Like a rounded-out protective cover that uses hex or torx keys to remove in order to discourage wheel theft. I'm finding plenty of options ...
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Using Burley Coho XC on road bike with Magic Speed Release axle

I have purchased a Coho XC trailer to use with my 2021 Orbea Avant H-60 (disc brake) bike. I ordered a Burley Thru-Axle after following the Burley axle guide, but on attempting to install it (without ...
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How do I fit an e-hub motor axle that is too big?

I am converting my wife's Giant aluminium frame bike to electric by fitting a rear hub motor. The problem that I have encountered is that the e hub motor axle is much bigger than the original wheel. I ...
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Axle installation spacer placement / usage

Recently, my rear axle was broken. I purchased a new axle online, which seemed to match the dimensions of my old one. However, I don't think I've installed it correctly, as there seems to be a gap ...
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Wheel bolts (axle) is too short for stabilizers (training wheels)

My daughter's back wheel bolts on her bicycle just don't seem to be long enough to fit her stabilizers (training wheels). (There's no room left to screw the stabilizer wheel nuts on). I've tried two ...
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Can I use a longer thru axle than the stock thru axle skewer but have similar pitch?

I'm looking for a front thru axle skewer for my bike. The stock axle has these measurements, L124mm TL16mm TP M12 x 1.5. The closest I've seen so far online is L125mm TL17mm TP M12 x 1.5. Would it be ...
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Rear quick release axle for DISC vs V-Brakes?

I'm replacing the rear axle (quick release) for a bicycle with V-brakes. Can I use an axle from the another bicycle wheel which has disc brakes to replace it? Or would the two axles differ/be ...
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What trainer thru axle should I buy for my bike?

I have Tacx Boost trainer and axle that came with the trainer is too short (cannot put the nut on the drive side as it's just too short). Axle on my current bike (Trek Emonda SL5) is seen in the first ...
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What is the minimum end-cap diameter that a 12 mm fork should accommodate?

I have a fork with a 12 mm axle. As it happens, the flat part inside the dropout that buts up against the hub end-cap is large enough to accommodate a hub designed for a 15 mm axle (using a reducing ...
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I cannot find the correct Crank Arm Bolt for my bike

Recently, when I was riding my bike, one of the crank arms fell off and I realized that the crank bolt wasn't properly adjusted when I ordered the bike, hence when it fell off, I was able to put the ...
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How do I Remove a Quick-release Skewer when the Plastic Nut Spins?

How do I remove (entirely) a quick release axle that free spins because the metal "adjustment nut" opposite the lever free spins inside the plastic outer nut? I can't obliterate the plastic ...
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Can I somehow make it possibly to attach a kids trailer to this e-bike?

So, my e-bike and trailer got stolen. I couldn't afford the same e-bike again, went for a cheaper. Thought kids seat would work. Didn't. The bike would sway so much with my kid on the back I actually ...
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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

This is a 90's aluminium frame with 130mm spacing between dropouts which originally had a 7 speed cassette. 2 years ago I changed the rear wheel for a standard 135mm and put a 9 speed drivetrain. I ...
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Converter for quick release skewer to thru axle

I was wondering if there are any strong and durable converters out there for a quick release skewer to convert to a thru axle. I ride a MTB and need something that won't break or fail for me. I don'...
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How do I identify the correct replacement cones, or the right cones+axle?

In this video the "path" left by the ball bearings in the cone is quite wide whereas the path in my cone (on a road bike) is very narrow. I am wondering if perhaps the narrow path meant ...
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How to determine torque when using quick release?

I want to be able to install my front wheel on my Lauf Carbonara fork without using and carrying a torque wrench, e.g. during a longer tour. Lauf says that the preinstalled axle can be replaced eg a ...
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Bent axle causing hub to loosen, the other way round, or axle gradually bending?

Getting ready for a recent tour I noticed a little play in my back wheel with an intermittent clunking noise as well, so adjusted the cones. The feeling afterwards wasn't perfect, but I put that down ...
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How can I remove my stuck freewheel?

I have been trying for days to remove my freewheel using a freewheel tool. I have been using an adjustable spanner for now but it still is not moving. Am I not strong enough? Or is there another trick ...
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Should front fork sit directly on the axle thread?

I was taking off my front wheel and realized that the actual fork sits directly onto the threaded part of the axle. Wouldn't this ruin the threads?
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Is this axle cone/ball pitting serious?

I took the rear wheel off my bike (80s raleigh with modern wheels, used for short journeys mostly) today, and noticed some uneveness in the rear axle. Disassembled to find slight pitting inside on ...
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How to Axle replacement

2021 gt pro series 26 inch. We cut the lugs off to get the wheel off. Would anyone know what size replacement or even where to get it?
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How to properly center the rear axle?

Related to this question. I noticed that while tightening the nuts on left/right side of the hub (which, on the left side, hold the cassette), the threaded axle also moves left and right (see schema ...
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Can I use ZZ (steel seal) ball bearing instead of RS (rubber seal)?

TLDR: is 16100 ZZ (steel sealed) 10x28x8mm bearing good for 8.5inch wheel at 25km/h under 100kg load? Long story, in case someone has better solution: I am in process of replacing my rear-drive e-...
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Rear Axle Reassembly

I have a 2009 Specialized Hardrock, with a Shimano FH-RM30 QR rear hub and a Shimano MF-TZ31 freewheel. I took apart basically the whole wheel assembly trying to repair the freewheel. Now it's a week ...
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Replacement Rear Axle Sizes on Vintage Bike

I bought this 1990 Raleigh cheap on eBay. It had been sitting in a garage for decades and it was barely running when I picked it up. Surprisingly, given its age, most components were fine. But there ...
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What is the max weight an MTB bicycle with a freewheel can handle until it starts putting high stress on the rear axle?

Of course the riding style matters. How hard you go on jumps etc. I don't drive my bicycle that hard. Sometimes i do when im in the mood. My issue is that i am constantly braking my rear axles. It all ...
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Advice on what to buy for someone who snaps rear axles often

To start off, I have snapped my rear axle on my current bicycle four times already. Usually the wheel never "dislocated", so I was fine, but the last time I almost drove off a 10m drop ...
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QR Skewer orientation

Sheldon Brown's site suggests that QR skewers should be installed with the levers on the left side of the bike, "so the derailer [sic] doesn't interfere with it" and that "Usually, the ...
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Only regular wrench key for wheel mount like this?

With the wheel mounting system like on the photos (sorry for poor quality - this is the best my phone can do) - is my only option to dismount a wheel is to use a wrench? Wheels: CUBE RA 0.8 CX. On the ...
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Rear wheel not centered

So i just noticed that my rear wheel is not centered. I think it has been like that since i sent my bike for a service 6 months ago. The wheel is brand new I also noticed a thing which looks like a ...
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Where can I find a wheel of this design?

I have done some extensive googling trying to find a place to buy these wheel. Here is a picture of one of the front wheels: And here is the description from the design which can be found here/n55. ...
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SRAM Maxle Compatibility

My bike has a Rockshox Pike Select (FS-PIKE-SEL-B4). The front axle is a Maxle Ultimate with the following dimesions (as printed on the axle): Size: 15x110 mm Axle Length: 156,5mm Thread Length: 9mm ...
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Which direction should axle lock nuts face?

After having my bike worked on recently at the LBS I noticed that my rear axle lock nuts are arranged so that the smooth/flat sides are contacting the dropouts. To clarify, I'm discussing the lock ...
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Are freewheels really that prone and susceptible to bent axles?

I'm 90kg (198pounds) and I have a 27.5 hard tail mtb 9 speed freewheel and it is quick release. I only use my mtb as a commuter on roads and never on trail. I run my tires at 35-40psi. Ever since i ...
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Rear axle keeps developing play, is it fixable or time for a new wheel?

26-inch mountain bike wheel with Shimano loose ball hub and freewheel. The old axle kept developing play. I installed a complete new one and new bearings and problem persists. Cones are properly ...
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How should I reinstall parts on my axle when I forgot what order they were in?

I got carried away while disassembling/removing the freewheel, hub, cones, washers, and nuts on my rear wheel's axle, and now I'm not quite sure how it all goes back together. I was a fool and didn't ...
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Stuck nut on bike axle?

I've got a bike. There is a stuck nut on the axle, and when I try twisting it.. well.. the axle turns too (obviously.). I'm trying to get it off, but it won't come off. My grandfather has a vast ...
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