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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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 ...
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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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shimano CS-5600 compatible rear hub and freehub body

What rear hubs and/or freehub bodies are compatible with a Shimano 105 5600 10-speed 12-25T cassette?
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Chain fell between cassette and spokes, what to replace?

My chain fell between the cassette and the spokes while riding, and it destroyed my rear wheel. I know I'll have to replace the wheel, but can I keep the cassette and the chain? There is no visible ...
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What size hub do I need for a Giant Escape 2 (2016)?

As I mentioned in a previous question, I'm in the process of replacing the stock rear wheel on my Giant Escape 2 (2016)(any comments/answers related to why and whether I need to replace it should be ...
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Can hubs last forever?

In theory, could a bicycle hub last forever if you kept overhauling it (and getting new spokes and rims and etc.)? I'd like to know about all the hubs, but what really interests me is whether or not ...
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Big tires are rubbing in certain conditions so how can I fix my rear wheel play issues?

I have a 2007 Tarmac Expert Double with a Mavic Kysrium Equipe rim spoked to a Mavic Kysrium Equipe, 24 hole, Mavic QR rear hub. I recently upgraded to 28mm tires from 25mm and I had the rear wheel ...
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Difference between 22x635 and 40x635 wheels/inner tubes?

Today I had my first encounter with the wildly variegated world of inner tubes / tires / wheels sizes. My wheel shows this, no info readable on the tire: I already discovered that 28x1.5 and 28x1 1/2 ...
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Campagnolo Zonda Ratchet sound

I bought a Campagnolo Zonda C17 recently and noticed how quiet the ratcheting noise was. My friend owns a pair of Zondas but his one is really loud. why is mine silent? i use a 15 cassette.
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Feeling of friction on back wheel. Wheel nuts on too tight?

The bike is an Avanti Discovery 8 which is a hybrid with a 8 speed Shimano in-hub gearing system. The problem is I feel like there is definite friction on the back wheel. Spinning it freely it just ...
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What wheels can I buy that fit this Shimano UG 5 speed freewheel?

I am refurbishing an old 70s/80s bicycle, I have everything ready but the wheels, what set of wheels should I purchase that will fit this freewheel from Shimano?
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Servicing a Vuelta XRP Disc Hub

I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the freehub body off of this hub. Everything I can find online about the Vuelta hubs says that I should be able to stick a 5mm hex key into both sides ...
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Regular squeak from rear wheel

My back wheel is giving out a periodic squeak as if the wheel were buckled and rubbing on the brake. Only, it's not buckled and it's not rubbing on the brake. It's one squeak per revolution of the ...
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Two spokes broke in 10 days interval on rear wheel, should I worry?

I am the proud owner of a Commencal FCB 2016 and I haven't had to do much maintenance since I've bought it a few months ago. But that was until two weeks ago. I decided to change tyres to better fit ...
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Rear wheel drop-out adjustment (1-speed)

I've got round to my Twenty/Shopper and besides replacing the tyre also went ahead and got a new KMC chain. Of course, the links were somewhat shorter, and so I couldn't cut it just right without ...
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Help identifying this rear-wheel part (photo)

I took off my rear wheel, and this fell out on the floor: Is this a "rear wheel axle"? It looks like it should indeed be in one piece instead of two. I would like to order a replacement for this ...
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Rear Flat Tire Repetition Mystery [duplicate]

I have this mysterious problem with my rear hardtail wheel. Here's how it goes: I put in a brand new tube after getting a flat, works fine for a ride, next ride get a flat, change tube, get a flat ...
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My rear wheel is bent. How do I know which replacement rim would work?

I have a 2015 Diamondback Insight 1. (http://dbcorp.diamondback.com/insight-1) The rear wheel is bent and I think needs replacement. The bike specs say that it's a "32h Equation R23 Doublewall" but I ...
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Can I use a hollow rear axle without a quick release shaft?

Does quick release shaft works also as an extra protection/strength ? And if I don't have it, can the hollow axle break more easily ? I bought the wrong one on the web, in the picture I didn't saw ...
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Can I swap freehub bodies?

Background I have an 8 speed 26" freehub/cassette based wheel on my MTB. It runs a 7 speed MTB cassette with a spacer and 7 speed shifter. It works fine. I also own a 20" folding bike that has a 6 ...
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Pedal extensions for one-legged bikers

I have tried the classical plastic pedal extensions as in the picture. I have tried riding with one foot, but it was a little bit hard pulling up. I was wondering if anyone knows of an extension for a ...
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Locking Skewer slipping from rear wheel dropout

I recently purchased new locking skewers (Kyrptonite WheelNutz) and they're slipping out of rear wheel dropout with little force. I've noticed they have zero bite on the nut compared to other skewers. ...
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How can I remove the small slitted nuts to open an old rear hub?

This is an old back hub that has back-pedal break, and two internal gears. As pictured it has two slitted nuts that lock the hub. Which tool should I use to remove these nuts without damaging them? ...
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What the difference between k050 and k124

I have an old kids bike. It has been in our family for at least 30+ years. However it was left in the rain by the our resisdent bike killer. Its a bloody mess so unless am told otherwise i think its ...
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Rear wheel won't move or keeps falling off

This question is in regards to my X-treme trailmaker bike. I removed the rear wheel in order to replace the inner tube. However, I cannot seem to reinstall it properly. When I tighten the two nuts on ...
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Replacing a rear wheel

My rear wheel is bent and I have no idea what kind of wheel I should be buying for replacement. My bike is a 700Cx23 road bike with 14 gears and a 7 speed cassette. I was advised that I'd need to buy ...
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Removing a rear wheel of a town bike

I'm a beginner in repairing bicycles. I have quite an old town bike. I'm trying to change the tires. I have trouble in taking out the back wheel. As you can see in the picture, there is a small piece ...
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My rear disk brake doesn't lock in place. Don't know whether hydraulic or mechanical

My rear brake does not work (disc brake) MTB for anything. It does not skid or even stop for that (brand new) What should I do? I went to my local bike shop in India and he told me that disc brakes (...
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Giant Atx MTB rear wheel quick release not opening

Bike is a Giant Atx 27.5 2016 I have to replace the tube on the back wheel but the quick release lever is too tight and will not pull open, is there a trick to loosen it?
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Rear wheel noise

If i lift up my bicycle and spin the rear wheel, it sounds like its rubbing something, even though it does not have any direct contact with frame or brake pads. I checked it and its not rubbing ...
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My rear wheel isn't properly spinning. How can I tell whats wrong?

I'm just getting back into cycling after a long hiatus. My bike is a little old and worn and its got some issues. The biggest one is the rear wheel. My rear wheel spins, but it seems to be off center....
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Axle adjustment in Atom drum brake?

I have a tandem with a drag brake in the hub of the back wheel. It works perfectly, providing a steady drag when descending. QUESTION: Can I simply treat it like a normal rear wheel with cups/cones, ...
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How can I mount a pannier rack on my (carbon fibre) Trek Madone 4.5? [duplicate]

I want to be able to mount a rack on the back of my trek madone but it has no braze-ons and I can't mount a rack to the QR because of a little wall/lip thing surrounds the QR.
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Reverse Gear in Bicycles

For an ordinary bicycle (neither fixed gear nor capable of changing any gears). Is it possible to modify it to have a reverse gear on it? (i.e. reverse pedaling causes the bicycle to go backward) (...
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Rear hub bearing replacement

Bike noob here. I have a Quando rear hub with a busted cap? By cap I mean the cap covering the bearings beneath the cone. This cap is separate from the bearings. It hold the balls in place. Is it ...
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Rear hub repeatedly coming loose

My rear hub keeps coming loose which causes the rear wheel to wobble. I'm pretty sure that I know how to tighten the cones properly and I've also had the bike serviced in my local shop. Every time ...
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Is it OK for a child's bike to have a radially-laced rear wheel?

I was looking at the Early Rirder Belter 16" child's bike and noticed that the rear wheel has radial spokes on both sides. In wheels built for adult bikes this is considered bad practice. From ...
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I messed up my bike

My bike is messed up. It is the type of bike where you can not pedal backwards, like the old bikes that would brake when you pedal backwards not forwards.. However, it has 3 gears. I was riding it and ...
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My pedals are forced forward when the back-pedal brake is on

I have to backpedal in order to brake. But when I do this, it works for about 3 seconds and then there's some kind of noise and my pedals start going on their own. The momentum of my back tire would ...