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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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Can't find nuts for old mavic wheel

I picked up an old mavic wheel, and I'm having a tough time just finding some nuts for the axles. I went through a bin at my community bike shop and couldnt find anything that fit the threads. The ...
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27“ x 1 1/4” back flip flop wheel or track wheel(rear)

I'm looking for a good wheel, I don't know much about brands and what's reputable. I'm replacing my back wheel because it's a suicide hub set up by a local bike shop(cheap short term fix) I'm ...
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What could be causing excessive friction in a new rear hub?

I recently had my bike (Focus Mares CX) serviced by my LBS, during which they replaced my wheels with a set of new Campagnolo Khamsin wheels. In the month since I had that done I've found it markedly ...
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Back wheel suddenly started “wiggling”

I bought recently a second hand bike for my daily rides, and it seemed in good shape. I rode it for more than a month without any problems, but recently had issues with it and had to get it fixed (...
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New rear wheel to 8-speed Shimano Citybike, don't know what to look for

My current rear wheel wont rotate around the hub anymore, so I need a replacement. I don't know what to look for, but I have this info: Bike is an Avenue Airbase, dont know how old, but more than 3 ...
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Rear wheel wobbles with periodic sound

My road bike currently has a nagging wobble in its rear wheel that I've been unable to determine the source of. I probably would not have noticed this had it not been for an unusual (and annoying) ...
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New wheel. Does it need that little rubber lining between it and the tube?

I recently replaced my rear wheel (hooray for figuring out how to remove the cassette). Now I am about to put the old tube in the new wheel. I noticed the new wheel doesn't have any rubber lining to ...
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I can't extract sealed bearings out of the wheel

I face the problem again of extracting the bearings, this time out of the wheel of my Giant XTC Advanced 29” 1.5 2017, Giant wheel system, hub OEM manufactured by Formula. Once removed caps and ...
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Pinion gearbox + Gates belt drive - what are my options for 36-hole rear hubs?

I currently have a touring bike with 36 spokes front and back, in the front with a SON 28, in the back with a Shimano Deore XT hub. I plan to switch my frame and I'm currently considering switching to ...
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How to keep a component “pressed” so the chain remains hooked?

I am really at a loss of words to describe my problem, so apologies in advance for the poor choice of words in the title. Basically I have this component at the rear wheel (which I think is called ...
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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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My back tire rubbing frame

My back tire is rubbing on the frame and is having a great impact on the speed of my cycle.
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Failure in venerable spoke at nipple: causes?

I have a venerable (high spike count) rear wheel that has survived many a year before and after I purchased the bicycle. Today a drive side spoke failed at the nipple while climbing. The road ...
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Chain stuck between cassette and spokes and damaged rear hub - any way to fix it?

My rear derailleur didn't have limit screws properly adjusted so when I shifted to the biggest chainring the chain jumped in between the cassette and spokes. I managed to get it out but then noticed ...
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Rear wheel power spoke pattern

This is my first time posting here. I have been biking for a few years now and learning little by little how to repair my ride myself. My latest problem is 4 spokes of my rear wheel (36 spokes) ...
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Rear wheel is not locking when I am braking

So when I put my rear brake on my wheel doesn’t fully stop (skid) and I can keep on pedalling when I have got it full on. And then the same happens with my front brake, I can have both of them ...
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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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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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What is the maximum weight could 26 1 3/8 tire and tube could withstand?

I bought my first bike few months ago, and it is old Raleigh 26" 1 -3/8 size. Every time I go with this bike through some bumps the rear tire and inner tube get punctured with large hole. It is ...
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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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Does a torque anchor prevent an IGH (Rohloff Speedhub 14) from being pulled forwards and crooked whilst riding?

Assume a bicycle with horizontal fork ends (like the rear facing horizontal fork ends on a Surly Troll), with an IGH (Rohloff Speedhub 14) and no chain tensioner. On a steep uphill in the easiest ...
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Back wheel moving to left side

Can't seem to find something similar so I am going to ask a question. I recently bought a vintage(mid or late 80s) steel road bike and the back wheel seems to be moving off center and towards the ...
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Spacer for non-drive side dropout

My bike has a hanger like this: Since the nut acts as a spacer between the end of the dropout and the hub, it's quite hard to center the wheel. What kind of spacer/accessory can be mounted on the ...
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What is the recommended tension for my AlexRims X2100 rim?

I'm working on a bike which needs a couple of fixes, but the truing process is a new world for me. And I want to give long life for the wheel. I have a 26" wheel with 32 plain gauge spokes (aluminum ...
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How to properly align the rear wheel to the bike (granny bike, single speed)

I have an old bike in which the rear axle is like you can see in the pictures below. It has pedal-brake. I've been struggling with the wheel alignment with respect to the bike. Each time I put it in, ...
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Cannot fit wheel into dropouts

I recently bought a wheelset that supports 11sp and 10sp casettes. The wheelset came with a 2ish mm spacer. I have previously owned a 10sp wheelset that had a 1mm spacer. I have been told that for 10 ...
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Back wheel is “wobbling”

I have a bike which is about a year old. I went to ride it yesterday and saw the back wheel wobbling. Is it a major problem or a easy fix? Please help.
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What is the deal with serrated/non-smooth rim sides on a bike wheel?

I recently decided to replace the rear wheel on my road bike since I couldn't disassemble the old Helicomatic freewheel I now have a new rim, which oddly has slightly serrated sides (I'll add a ...
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Rear wheel resistance and vibrations are driving me crazy

I've recently purchased a new wheel set for my track bike. It's a Phil Wood High Flange laced to H + Son Archetype. I've been traveling a bit and haven't really ridden them very long. I immediately ...
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Upgrading an old Trek

I have an old Trek from the early 80's, the serial number says its either a 610, 613, or 614. A lot of the parts are getting old and I'd like to replace a lot of them. One part that I an not sure on ...
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Brake pads from new dual pivot calipers dont reach the rim in the rear wheel

I bought a bike exactly like this one some time ago (bonvelo, a small company here in germany): I wasn't really happy with the brakes so I decided to search for a good used ones. I found a good offer ...
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V-brake caliper arm not retracting after hard braking

When breaking lightly it doesn't happen, however when clamping hard it gets stuck. Whenever I bring the bike to a complete stop I have to manually un-jam it. Here's a video:
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Changing my rear wheel tyre from 26 x 2.1 to 26 x 2.0: what's the difference? [duplicate]

Firstly, would a 26 x 2.0 tyre fit, and would there be a noticeable difference compared to my original tyre? (I am going from 2.10 to 2.0)
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Changing the rear wheel offset to allow space for freewheel

I've had some new wheels built for a steel frame with a 126mm rear dropout spacing. The rear hub takes a 7 speed screw-on freewheel. At the moment the rim sits perfectly central to the chainstays when ...
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How to fix small wobble in rear wheel?

My rear tire has a small wobble that I have not been able to get rid of. When you put the bike on its back, and spin the rear wheel you can notice that it moves about 3mm to one side once every ...
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Replacement rear wheel to match an existing front wheel

I found a discarded Mongoose Alta frame which has an front wheel marked Araya - Japan'. The wheel reads 26 x 1.50 HEGP710, what rear wheel should I get?
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How to get the rear wheel off Pure Cycles bike

We tried for hours to get the rear wheel off this bike using wrenches and hammers. Then I noticed this screw that looks like it attaches straight to the rear axle. Do we need to undo this screw? Its ...
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How to pick a replacement rear wheel for GT Grade Alloy 105

My bicycle: GT Grade Alloy 105 year 2015 After ~2 years riding i've broken 4 spokes (1 broke, fixed, 1 broke, fixed, 1 broke, fix, and now broke again). At this point from what I understand I need a ...
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Change nexus 8 brake

I bought a Shimano Nexus 8 IGH with shimano nexave, but I would like change it to disc brake. Is it possible install a rotor disc brake adaptor? Will it work?
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Can a hub casing be warped/bent?

For a couple weeks now, my commuter bike has been creaking ominously while I pedal, and just the other day, the rear wheel began to wobble up to a full centimeter to either side (rubbing the frame) ...
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What kind of rear wheel do I need?

Recently my bike rear wheel was hit by a car at a traffic light. Now it's bent a little and touches the brake. It cannot be fixed by adjusting the spokes and I am going to need a new one. My bike is ...
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Using tandem bike wheel on regular bike

I have an Avanti Giro F2 (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/avanti-giro-f-2-2016/) currently. Im quite a heavy rider at 140kg and wanted to look at strong wheel replacements for the stocks. I've seen some ...
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Rear wheel rubbing frame

I notice when I tighten my quick release it centres but when I tighten the boot side it starts to get out of centre. Could it be my quick release??😬🙏🏼 I have a 2017 giant atx 2
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Specialized tri-spoke rear wheel free hub replacement?

I'm looking to replace the free hub on my Specialized tri-spoke rear wheel. Can't seem to find a model number,and would love to put an 11-speed free hub. Hope for some help?
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Hope pro 4 rear hub wear

When I removed the Shimano 5800 cassette from the Hope 4 Pro hub I noticed that there is a significant axial play of the freehub body. Also I am able to slightly twist the driveside spacer from side ...
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Rear wheel keeps moving forward in frame no matter how hard I tighten the bolts. Any solutions? [duplicate]

This is occurring on my Avanti Discovery 8, which is a hybrid bike with an in-hub 8 speed. Problem is I seem to be applying so much torque it's pulling the rear wheel forward in the frame, loosening ...
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Where is the rear wheel quick-release mechanism on my bike?

Below are two pictures of my road bike's rear wheel (from the left and the right-hand side). As you can easily notice the tire is flat, and I suspect the tube needs to be changed since it's an old ...
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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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What are these holes for in my Diamondback Sorrento?

The holes are threaded and 20mm apart. There are identical holes on the other side where the gears are. Can I install disc brake calipers through these holes?
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Used wheels - corrosion or dried rim tape adhesive?

I recently bought some used Fulcrum CPX 4.5 off eBay. They seem to be in pretty good condition, the hub is fine and wheel runs true etc. However, I noticed that when I moved them I heard dust rolling ...