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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Standard oil grease as Shimano Roller Brake grease short-term replacement

I am currently in the process of cleaning up the rear axle from dirt and excessive grease, legacy of the previous owner. I will be replacing a ball bearing and few other small components, but would ...
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Rear tire loose

My rear tire is ever so slightly loose - two millimeters at most, but noticeable. I experience this when I apply pressure at the top of the tire, like so: From the other side, there's no looseness at ...
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Transitioning old bike to be indoor and stationary

I'm turning my mom's old bike into a stationary one, I don't know much about bikes and have a few questions. Do I need a quick release skewer for the back wheel? Will something break if I don't have a ...
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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 degrease a ratchet area that is next to (sealed) bearings?

I'd like to re-apply grease in the ratchet mechanism of a Mavic freehub (the design is similar to DT Swiss and possibly other brands). The mechanism is very simple to unmount, most of the parts that ...
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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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Tightening drive side bolt for Mavic Cosmic Elite rear wheel

I have a question about this Mavic Cosmic rear wheel. I wanted to remove some play from it, so I took the rear wheel apart for that purpose. Now, when I'm putting it back together, I notice that I'm ...
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Halo freehub body 10 teeth need part number or correct description

Hi all you've been all helpful so far, I need to order one of these, please see attached pic: It is a hub part from HALO COMBAT wheel 10 teeth, I cannot find correct part number or description, I need ...
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Why does my rear wheel not spin and wobbles

Rear wheel doesn’t spin The wheel doesn’t spin freely and wobbles and I checked the spokes
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Are dropout adjustment screws necessary on an indoor trainer?

I have a 2007(?) Cervelo P2C with horizontal rear dropouts, and I noticed recently that one of the dropout adjustment screws had bent. I plan to replace it, but until I do so is there any issue with ...
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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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Rear 146cm hub axle (quick release) for a frame with 130mm Over Locknut dimension?

I have rear wheel (freewheel) that I can reuse for an older bicycle (130mm between dropouts) . As the source bicycle frame has more width than necessary for this hub, there are metallic washers that I ...
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How bad is my frame damage?

Recently my rear wheel locked up while going downhill, the lockup caused the damage in the foto(scoring in the aluminum frame by the axle) is it bad? The bearing is of course destroyed. Yes, it is ...
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Can I continue use abraded rim?

Today my tire blew up and I had to brake by bare rim and, as a result, the rim abraded in one place from 3mm to 2mm. Can I continue to use this rim or I need to repair it in the shop or order a new ...
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How to adapt a spoke salvaged from a 26" wheel to a 24" one?

This evening in trying to true a rear wheel run over by a car I managed to snap a spoke on a 24-inch rim. I have some salvaged spokes and spoke nipples from a destroyed 26-inch mountain bike rim, and ...
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How I tighten bicycle spokes?

Yes, it's an easy question on the surface, but there are some complications: I lost one of the nipples. So I'm riding without a spoke. One or two of the nipples work themselves loose, but they fall ...
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Back wheel is slipping when pedals are rotating both the front and back sprockets

When pedaling, the front chainring turns the back crankset which rotates the back wheel. However, sometimes it slips, meaning when rotating the pedals which turns the back crankset does not turn the ...
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2020 Huffy Arlington Adult Trike clicking noise from rear axle in dual chain Trike

While pedaling or spinning the left or right rear wheels there is a clicking sound like something is skipping. It comes from the right rear wheel area. When spinning the left rear wheel the right rear ...
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Determining the correct gear ratio for rear wheel cassette

This is a continuation from my previous topics: determining the rear fork spacing of giant escape 2 2013 rear wheel cassette hub and speed set compatibility question Summary: My bike's (giant escape 2,...
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What's bad about dork disk/pie plate? [duplicate]

Why is this part, supposedly a failsafe to protect the rear wheel in case of damage or poor adjustment of the rear derailleur, so often maligned? Are they ineffective, or do they cause some ...
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Squeak coming from rear wheel

I have a single speed bicycle that is less than one year old and probably has a mileage less than 100 km / 60 mi. I've recently noticed that the back wheel on the bicycle is giving out a a squeak on ...
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Determining the rear fork spacing of Giant Escape 2 2013

As a follow up of the answers given to my question at Rear Wheel Cassette Hub and Speed Set Compatibility Question ,I was trying to determine the rear end fork spacing of my bike which is a Giant ...
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Rear wheel with wheel nut very hard to unscrew

but I'm new to biking and repairs itself. I have a bike that has a wheel nut for its real wheel and I need to change the tire because of a flat. However, turning the nut didn't work, as in the nut was ...
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Rear wheel cassette, hub and speed set compatibility question

My bike's rear wheel was recently stolen so I am looking to replace it with a second hand one now. However I don't have much experience/knowledge about speed gear and cassette compatibility. My bike ...
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Rear wheel is loose, but only at a specific place

My rear wheel has some loose, but only at a specific place/angle on the wheel. That means that the wheel is tight everywhere, except for a zone of about 30 degrees, where it's loose. It's a quick ...
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Freehub threading

I have a set of dmd wheels the 8 speed freehub has sheared off, got the piece out and ordered a new Shimano profile M22 thread freehub, when came to fit, the thread is 22.5 mm around same but coarser ...
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Two locknuts and a washer (want to be sorted out)

It appears I did not sufficiently heed the first rule of disassembling something: carefully observe the order (and side) of where things come from. Three quick questions: The image below shows an 8mm ...
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How to adjust/tighten the chain on my Shimano Nexus 8i hub?

I have an Electra Townie 8i with Shimano Nexus components. Every time I remove the rear wheel it is a major PITA to adjust the chain tension when putting back the wheel again. Is there some smart way ...
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Replacement Rear Wheel for Islabikes CNOC 16 (O.L.D. 110 mm)

I own an Islabikes CNOC 16. The CNOC 16 need a new rear wheel; the CNOC 16's rear wheel (16 x 1.35 / 34-305 / 14t freewheel / M30 thread) rim and spokes are damaged after I partially backed over tire ...
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Why doesn't my wheel spin?

————————— PROBLEM ————————— I just replaced my flat inner tube. All went good as normal. But when I put the wheel back to its place, it doesn't spin at all: [spin locked] So the brake side of the ...
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Nut on back axle

I have a motor kit for my beach cruiser, but I can't take the brake lever off to install the sprocket on the left side of the axle. The wheel is off the bike, but I can't budge the nut holding the ...
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Where can I find removable training wheels?

Where can I find training wheels that would fit into these slots: All the training wheels I've seen online are ones where you have to attach by removing the hex nut on the center of the back wheel. ...
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Chain is jumping regularly on every cog at every speed?

I have a new chain on a used bike that has been working perfectly for 500km and the chain has started jumping a cog on every different speed. It definitely feels like a cog and chain slipping, the ...
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looking for new rear hub/ wheel for 2014 SPECIALIZED DEMO 8

I'm looking for a new rear wheel or hub to go on my 2014 Specialized demo 8, cant find many, needs to be 12mm X 148-150mm, i can find some, but not many that are 10 speed, all 11 speed, any help or ...
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Rear wheel thru axle with no lever

I have a Cube Attain Road, but the rear thru axle puzzles me! I want to remove the rear wheel in order to attach the bike to a Wahoo Kickr 5. How do I get the axle out? When I unscrew the bolt I ...
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Rear wheel centered at seatstays but offset at chanstays

Built up a new bike. All components are new and unused. As title suggests, rear wheel sits right in the middle of two seatstays (checked with ruler and vernier caliper) but is off by ~3mm at ...
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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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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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