Questions tagged [rear-wheel]

The aft wheel(s) of a bicycle or tricycle. In most bicycle designs, the rear wheel is the drive wheel but this is not always the case especially with recumbents and tricycles.

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Rear wheel wobble in a geared bike

I have a Bike with gears. The rear wheel started wobbling a few weeks back. At first my chain kept getting off every now and then and I couldn't figure out how to fix it permanently. So I stopped ...
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How do I remove this particular rear cassette?

I'm having a hard time trying to remove this cassette; sheer force isn’t working well, nor leverage, here are some photos: The rear wheel is off an old road bike.
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Fitting ebike kit, changing rim diameter?

I have a 27.5 inch mountain bike, am wondering if I bought a 26 inch ebike kit would it work with the disc brakes because of the size difference? It's for the rear wheel.
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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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What is the "nipple head height" of a DT Swiss Squorx nipple?

What is the nipple head height of a DT Swiss Squorx Nipple? I am building a wheel and to calculate the ERD, I must first figure out what the "nipple head height" is. The rim of choice is a ...
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Help determining how many cogs an unlabeled freehub wheel can take

Im replacing my freewheel rear wheel with a freehub one. The wheel that i've found doesn't say anything about how many cogs it can take. It just says that its '26 inches. I want to install a 9 speed ...
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Cannot remove rear wheel -- axis on the right side is stuck

My question could be a follow-up of this question. This is what happened: I took out the rear wheel to make sure I would be able to do so in case of a puncture with the tools I was going to take for ...
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How to choose a rim that makes tire removal and installation easy

The stock rear rim on my bike got bent pretty badly and a bicycle shop replaced it with a new one. I hate the new rear rim! Its almost impossible to get off-on any tire! The front rim is the stock and ...
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Rear cassette Identification

Can anyone identify this type of hub? I need to replace the cassette, but I cant find anything that matches the cassette or hub. Its from a Schwinn Traverse 26". Thanks
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Rear wheel not aligned with frame but cog and crank is aligned

My bike was previously a 26er mtb 3x7speed and I converted it now to be a single speed freewheel bike. Is the bike safe to use if the rear wheel is not straight to the frame? It is closer to the drive ...
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Rear wheel not centred

I've been trying to fit a second rear wheel to a fracing frame rebuild and I've noticed it is very off-centre. You can see from the pictures that it is much closer to the non-drive side than drive ...
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I put a 2.1 tire on rim that usually uses 2.0. When I pedal the rim bends on the sides

My rear wheel bends and my bike frame is getting beaten by my rim. Does your bike have quick releases? Did you tighten them correctly. Yes it has quick releases and I don't think I tighten it ...
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Do I need to remove this DT Swiss ring nut? (360 hub)

I'm swapping bearings on Roval Traverse rear hub, which is said to have DT Swiss 360 internals, 3-pawl. Do I therefore need to remove the ring nut as per normal DT Swiss instructions? If so I'll need ...
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My axles kept on breaking [duplicate]

Two weeks ago my rear axle break into two pieces and I replace it with a new one. Yeterday that axle broke while trying to lift the front wheel up. Do you know what might be causing this?
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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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Rear wheel won't stay in position

I'm a bit at my wits' end (not that I know that much about bikes). I used an old Gazelle Formula Randonneur frame and switched out most of the parts. However, after some time of (rather light) driving,...
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Conditional clicking from back wheel

This drives me nuts for months, I cannot figure out where the clicking sound comes from. Only comes out after driving uphill, and not on the largest back gear, also not on smallest! Only happens when ...
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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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My rear wheel is wobbling much after around 3 months of use. Is there any fix that i could do it or should i replace the wheel?

So i checked the few available solutions. But in my case when I hold the wheel and shake it sideways it is not wobbling it is firm. But when I ride I can see the tyre wobbling and it looks like 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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Rear dropout with adjustments screws of a single speed bicycle

I have got a single speed bicycle (Pure Fix Original Series) and I need to remove the rear wheel to the replace the punctured tube. The rear dropout has adjustment screws (I am not sure if this is the ...
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Why is my wheel going out of true after I mount and inflate the tire?

I’m wrapping up my very first wheel build (rear wheel), and I noticed that the wheel is going out of true after I installed the tire. Before installing the tire, I had the wheel trued pretty well (...
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How/where can I find replacements for these 'wheel bearing caps'?

I have started the restoration of a bike picked up from the bins. The bike has taken some abuse. The rear wheel axle was broken, same for the two "bearings" caps or dust seals. I am not sure ...
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Which road rear hubs have 135mm O.L.D., disc brakes, are quick release and have at least 32 holes?

So, my Cannondale Synapse (2017) which I regret every day getting for causing so many different problems needs a new rear wheel. Its O.L.D. is 135mm, with disc brake, quick release and uses a Shimano ...
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Upgrading cycle from single to multi-speed

I own a single speed MTB . I'm planning to upgrade it to multi speed. As I'm on a tight budget, should I just upgrade my rear to multi speed or upgrade both front and rear. Is it a good idea to ...
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Rear brake doesn’t grip/slips through and doesn’t stop the bike sharp or at all

I cleaned my bike about a month ago and since then I tried to fix both of my brakes. I have hydraulic disk brakes (Tektro Auriga). After I replaced my pads, I was bedding them for over three days of ...
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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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Sound coming from back wheel

After the crash I straightened back wheel, and cleaned and lubricated the chain, but now spinning the wheel causes sound as if there is something wrong with bearings. Here is the video: https://...
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Which freewheel/cassette for this bike?

I was recently given a mountain bike for free, which I could fix for use by my husband. It is just missing the rear wheel and freewheel/cassette. As far as I can tell it would have been a 7 speed one,...
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How to tell if a hub uses sealed bearings or loose ones?

My rear hub is dead. Tt has tons of play and I'm planning to replace it with a new Shimano one. Everyone suggests me to get one with sealed bearings, how can I tell if a hub uses sealed or ...
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Freehub with sealed/cartridge bearings

I decided to buy a new freehub and replace it myself, as the one I had broke down (started spinning to both sides). However, I didn't realize the new freehub has sealed/cartridge bearings as opposed ...
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Is it possible to fit a 36 hole rim to a 32 hole hub?

I recently had my rear wheel replaced because the old one was bent. Everything about the new wheel was correct except that the shopkeeper ordered a 36 hole rim instead of 32 one. Due to this he told ...
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Rear wheel is loose and wobbles at even the tightest setting

I recently had my rear wheel and hub replaced because the older one was bent. When I came back home I found that the guy who fixed it left it loose, so much so that I could pick up the wheel and shake ...
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SRAM XD driver body wear

I was climbing a steep hill, and all of a sudden my pedals started spinning freely. The freewheel had given up. I removed the cassette and found the XD driver looking like this: The areas around the ...
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Freewheel engaging sporadically when turned backwards at low speed

I noticed that when going at low speed without pedalling the freewheel sometimes seems to engage anyway and pulling the chain until there is enough tension ( as the rear derailleur contracts due to ...
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Frequent punctures, is my weight the problem?

2 road bike. The rear tire keeps popping. I have replaced the rear rim and tube. Every time I go for a ride I inflate the tire to around 70-80psi. I am on the heavy side (310 lbs). What are my options....
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Jan Ullrich's TT bike in la Vuelta 1999: why the bigger rear wheel?

What was the thinking behind having a bigger rear wheel on a TT bike back then?
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Broken rear brake - told it was unfixable

I have an older model Trek mountain bike. I took it to the shop for an annual tuneup and they called me to say that the rear brake broke off the frame and that it can't be fixed. The entire brake is ...
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How to remove this Mavic spoke cover from the rear wheel?

everybody How do I remove this spline cover from the rear wheel? I'm trying to replace a spoke, but I can't do so because the cover is blocking the way. I've tried using a flathead screwdriver to push ...
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Broke Spokes backwheel e bike [duplicate]

Four spokes on backwheel of Riverside 500 ebike just snapped when I was going uphill. Anyone else had this problem or know why it could have happened?
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Correct spoke tension for DT Swiss EX 471 26" 32h rim paired with Wheelsmith DB 14 spokes

I am currently in the process of building a wheel, and I'm super confused on how to determine the correct spoke tension. I bought the Park Tool TM-1 to correctly gauge the tension. DT Swiss doesn't ...
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Freehub pawl system vs star ratchet system

If you were to choose between a Hope Pro 4 hub and a DT Swiss 350 or 240, purely based on their freehub types, ie Hope's pawl system or DT's ratchet system, which would you choose and why? The main ...
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Looking for advice - cracked rear hub along bearing races - How to buy a new rear wheel?

TL;DR below My bicycle is an old used Trek hybrid (1994?) that I got a few years back. When replacing the tires recently I discovered that my rear axle was significantly bent (not surprising for a ...
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Derailleur does not match up with chain after tube replacement

I have been recently replacing rear inner tube on my bike, since then I was not able to fix the wheel back in. It makes unusual clicking sounds when backpedaling and one side of the chain gets loose....
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Squelching noise from back wheel

My bike is making a weird squelching sound from the back wheel. Any idea what it might be? I made a video of the sound, it's at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zt_DAa2avX9bhJ4E-...
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Back wheel continuously coming loose

I’m a total amateur when it comes to biking... I recently purchased a new Bergamont Summerville N7 and took it out today for the first time longer than an hour (I’ve had it a week and been to the ...
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Diagnosing and correcting hop on carbon wheel

NOTE - please read update below and all comments. I have a Mavic Cosmic carbon wheel which is perfectly true, but it has some vertical hop (3-4 mm). I thought at first that it was out of round, but ...
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Grinding sound from rear quick release

I heard a grinding noise from the rear wheel on my mountain bike. I took out the quick release and saw that it's full of dust. Before my last long ride, I serviced my rear hub by removing the cassette,...
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How do I figure out what rear axle to purchase for new wheel?

I have a Voodoo Bizango 2016 and recently purchased a new rear wheel for it as I’m a larger rider and kept popping spokes. It’s a Halo vortex 29" wheel with a Shimano HG freehub. I’m trying to ...
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What is the best approach to an again and again wobbling rear wheel

For the last ten years, I have been riding a mountain bike (Specialized/Rockhopper), and often rather wildly, through rough terrain (roots, jumps, ruts). I am around 110 kg (240 pounds). As a ...