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

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Back wheel jumping out of rear dropout with child transporter

Some days ago, I was riding my bike towing a child transporter. I was going steep uphill and put quite some force on the pedal. Suddenly, I heard a loud snapping sound and the back wheel was blocked. ...
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Busted my bike hub & derailleur (I think) - how bad is it?

I screwed up :( Background leading to my foolishness: I've been straining my bike quite a bit with hills and inclimate weather, and I haven't been able to find my maintenance kit since I've moved, so ...
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Over-locknut dimension (hub distance) (cup depth) changed after 10.000km

Recently I wanted to replace my bearings and spotted something strange. My Over Locknut Dimension has reduced by 7mm. You can spot the difference when you compare it to the new hub: Can this happen ...
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Skewer removal without quick release

I am trying to replace my cassette. I can not use my cassette removal tool as it is blocked by the skewer, so I need to remove it. From what I can see, the skewer is held together by two bolts. I have ...
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Which rear wheel axle does my “Citizen Gotham 7” folding bike use?

Which rear wheel axle does my “Citizen Gotham 7” folding bike use?
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What are the axle nut sizes on the brompton?

What are the exact specifications of the nuts used on the various axles of the Brompton bicycle? Specifically, I have a 2016 M6R black, but I would appreciate it if you listed the specifications for ...
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How to remove axle and bearings from a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel and am trying to replace the sealed bearings. After removing the end caps and a DS rubber seal I can see the ends of the bearings, at this point I assumed that ...
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Reassembling rear wheel hub

I have a ten year old decathlon cheapo bike and I wanted to take out the axle out of the rear wheel to see if I could replace it with a quick release mechanism and also learn a bit about how it works (...
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Where can I find information on Kent 700c Eagle Ridge axle nuts, I want to buy Hexlox

Where can I find information on Kent 700c Eagle Ridge front and rear outer axle nuts, so they can be replaced with Hexlox?
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What is the size of the front axle nut of the Supercycle Hooligan?

I was riding my bike one day and saw my font wheel axle nut on the right disappeared. I tried to find replacements but none of them fit, I don't know the size of the nut so I cannot find one that ...
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Can't tighten thru-axle

Long story short, my cone nut came off while riding. Can I put it back without dismantling my freehub? And why I can't tighten my axle anymore? Only way I can tighten axle is without wheel. As soon I ...
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Replaced axle and now clunking in back

I finally got a rear axle replaced, and all new cones on a new axle... I assembled it back together with 7 or 8 of the bearings in on each side and some grease, put it all back together, put the ...
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What rear axle do I need?

I had the chance to buy myself a bargain the other week. It was a Muddy Fox Courier Comp mountain bike – I had one when they first came out. The thing is I need to get a rear axle long ...
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Converting quick release to solid axle

I want to swap out my front wheel (solid axle) with another wheel (quick release axle). Issue is, I DO NOT want to use quick release for various reasons. I have tried janking out the quick release ...
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Axle is too short

I recently bought a second hand bike which was originally sold with a flip flop hub to fix up as a project. The person I bought it from gave me a rear wheel with a geared hub. However, when I put ...
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What are my options - TA to QR conversion

I’ve just bought these wheels on gumtree and didn’t realise they were thru axle as I require quick release for my cx bike (BH RX team cross 2014 https://issuu.com/bhbikesusa/docs/bh_bikes_2014-...
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How do I reassemble this Quando rear hub?

Closely related to how to reassemble mountain bike rear wheel hub and bearings, but not quite identical and my noob brain cannot piece things back together. I disassembled the rear hub to clean it ...
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Swytch eBike conversion wheel axle diameter

I purchased the Swytch eBike conversion front wheel but I found that the axle was 11mm in diameter, which was too big for my hybrid bike and any other bike fork I've tried. Could you tell me if there ...
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Tacx Thru Axle for Giant TCR

I ordered a Giant TCR Advanced 1 (2018) and it's on its way. I just remembered that I need to get a thru axle that fits my Smart Trainer (Tacx Flow Smart. Sadly I can not seem to find the measurements ...
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Can I fix or replace the quick release lever on my thru axle?

I've got a problem with the quick release lever on the front thru axle of the bike I use for a short commute (a several-years old Motobecane Fantom Cross Outlaw, FWIW). The last time I tried to ...
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Axle - rear hub and washer thing a bit loose

I have a rear wheel that has needed work 3 or more times in around 3 years (of not very regular riding) and I'm wondering if something is especially wrong with the setup on this FUJI road bike. A few ...
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What is the axle thickness of the Kent Road Tech 700c bike?

I need to know in order to find proper fitting anti theft nuts to keep the wheels from being stolen.
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Bike axle block/reverse chain tug?

I just recently obtained a classic style bike frame that has horizontal fork-ends (people call them dropouts but they're different). I wanted to use hollow axles and skewers on this bike but I think ...
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How do I fix my rear axle?

Bike was working fine. I was stopped at a stop sign, when I went to pedal it jerked and felt like my chain popped off, but it had not. Pedaling does nothing. The back wheel still rolls if I push it. ...
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Trailer wheel: Axle connected on one side only [duplicate]

Most wheels have an axle that needs to be connected to a frame from both sides. What are wheels called that only need to be connected from one side? I'm looking to buy wheels like this and for that I ...
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Wheel keeps going out of alignment and loosening the chain

I have an electric bike with internal hub gears on the rear wheel, so no derailleur. This means that for the chain to stay tight, the wheel axle needs to be dragged back into its seating before it is ...
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Can I put a 9mm axle hub with a Shimano roller brake into a 3/8" fork?

I have a Gazelle dutch bike which I want to upgrade with a front dynohub. It currently has a Sturmey Archer drum-brake hub dated 1988, which I believe to be a SBF model. I bought a wheel with a ...
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Rear wheel not straight because of worn out dropout?

I noticed that my rear wheel wasn't straight and even after realignment it wouldn't stay straight. After some investigation I noticed that my rear dropout appears to be worn out: Is this the problem? ...
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BB spindle length/chainline for re-used Shimano FC-M391 chainset

I'm trying to rebuild an old Univega MTB. Primary goal is to build a good or decent bike from used parts. The crankset+bb that was on the bike when I got it was really worn out. I unscrewed it and ...
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Purpose of locknuts+adjustable nuts on sealed hub bearings

What is the purpose of these locknuts? How tight should they be? EDIT: I'm asking because even if I remove all the nuts from the axle, leaving just the axle and the bearings, it still won't have any ...
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How does this type of thru axle work?

I have a similar question to Non-quick release through axle - a few questions. My rear axle is similar to that one so I seem to be sorted from that question. However, the front one is different. It ...
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Self extracting crank preload

This question got me wondering about self-extracting cranks: What bottom brackets are compatible with Miche Evo Max cranksets (self-extracting type)? Where I've seen them on cartridge bottom brackets,...
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Can replacing the bearings on a hub untrue a wheel?

Backstory: I've never paid so much attention to my bike. I recently bought the wrench that allows me to take my axle off, so that's what I did. After cleaning the parts/bearings and replacing the ...
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Could I replace a hub on a wheel?

I have a freewheel and I keep bending the axle, however the rim, spokes and tire are all fine, does anyone think it would be possible to unscrew the spokes, buy a new hub that has a freehub, install ...
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Mystery little bolt fell off near rear axle

Hi All! Please help with advice. I was doing some regular brush cleaning on my new Diamond Mission Pro bike that I purchased off the diamondback website (less then month old). A little bolt near rear ...
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Play between axle and bearing inner ring

Got new 'low' cost wheels with noticeable rattling in both of them. Thought cartridge bearings had an excessive play. Turns out there is some play between bearing inner ring and axle. Lock nuts were ...
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What is the purpose of this rear dropout screw?

I am a long time MTBer who just got my first road bike. This is a photo of the left rear dropout. The screw I'm talking about is the little silver one just above the axle. There is a groove cut into ...
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Stuck lock-nut on one side of the axle, can't push the axle out from the other side

So, I have a stuck lock nut on one side of my front axle, and I can't seem to get the axle out pushing on the other side. I need some pointers on diagnosing and repairing this. The bike is a Merida ...
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Proper lateral rear hub position (with spacers)

What is the proper position for a rear hub along the axle? So far my understanding is 'somewhere' slightly toward the non-drive side to leave room for the sprockets - and I understand that the rim is ...
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What size rear axle and cones for 1999 Schwinn Cruiser 6?

What size rear axle and cones fit a 1999 Schwinn Cruiser 6 bicycle. I cannot find a part number or identifier, is it the same size as BMX parts?
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DT swiss 370 hub ends in a thread, what is is for?

I bought a second hand wheel which has a DT Swiss 370 hub. I miss-thought the hub is for a 135x9 mm axle, but it is not. After finding out that it was not a 9 mm I took a deeper look to the hub and ...
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Giant ATX 2 2017 axle size?

I have a Giant ATX 2 27.5 2017 and I broke my rear axle 😭. I sent it to my LBS, a week later they told me their axle fitted the front wheel but the back wheel was a different size. They haven’t got ...
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Adult tandem trike conversion

I'd like to take my old tandem and make it a trike with dally tires and rims on the rear. Has anyone done it. Thanks
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Boost 148 and 110 standard specification

Where can I find exact specification for boost 148 and 110 axle specification. I was able to find many documents describing main features of it, but I would like to read document with all exact ...
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Is centering axle by eye good enough?

I took apart my shimano m770 front and rear hubs, and removed both (!!) cones on each axle. When reassembling everything I ran into the issue of re-centering the axles (so that the rims run in the ...
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Front wheel axle making clicking sound

Recently, I realized that my bike front wheel axle is making clicking sound. Now, i am trying to resolve the problem. Do I need to put a grease(special oil), or I need to buy new front wheel axle, ...
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How do I find a replacement rear axle? [duplicate]

My back wheel stopped free wheeling so we took out the back wheel and opened the hub to find that the axle is bent. So we threw away the axle and thought to replace wheel. Now I know the axle can be ...
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Increasing front axle dropout size

I'm trying to find a front fork. My front axle bolt measures 3/8. The closest forks seem to have a 9mm dropout which is .525mm too small. Should I file down the dropouts to fit the extra .525mm or ...
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Rear tire wobbling and feels “tight.” Is it likely to be axle issue or no?

I've noticed that my bike's rear tire has slowly been downgrading, and beginning to wobble more and more. I took no notice of it because it did not affect the bike riding at first, but slowly started ...
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Why does RockShox say you shouldn't use a bolt on axle on their fork?

I bought a RockShox suspension fork for a trekking bike I'm building. My plan was to use a wheel with a Shimano XT Shimano DH-3N72 hub dynamo I have from before on it. The hub has a normal bolt on (...