Questions tagged [wheels]

The big round things your bike rolls on. Rims, spokes, hubs, etc. If it's all about the rubber part, "tire" tag is better.

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Can I use ZZ (steel seal) ball bearing instead of RS (rubber seal)?

TLDR: is 16100 ZZ (steel sealed) 10x28x8mm bearing good for 8.5inch wheel at 25km/h under 100kg load? Long story, in case someone has better solution: I am in process of replacing my rear-drive e-...
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Why do we need air-filled tires?

Why do we need air in bike tires? Having changed hundreds of annoying flats, carried a change kit for thousands of miles, and pumped up tires before pretty much every ride, I got to wondering: why do ...
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How do I know what nut to get for training wheels?

We got a dynacraft kids bike for my daughter off facebook market, but need nuts to attach the training wheels. The ones we have don't seem to be threaded right or something (won't tighten all the way ...
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What is the name of the part between a wheel hub bearing and the fork, and where can I find a replacement?

I have a mountain bike (2017 Orbea Loki 27+ H30) and at some point I've lost the piece of the front wheel that fills the gap between the bearing, and the fork. As a result, the front wheel has play ...
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Bicycle rear wheel cracking sound

https://streamable.com/7q86n7 I have a new bike that makes a cracking sound when cycling. We tried people of all sizes and the rear wheel makes this cracking sound. Anyone has any idea what can be the ...
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Wheel size markings 26x52/56 seem abnormal

I have an (10y old) mountain bike and wanted to get some spare tubes for the wheels before I head out on longer rides. I looked on my tires and found the markings "26x52/56". This seems to ...
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Wheelset Question

So I'm fairly new to cycling. I have a gravel bike and the rear wheel spokes keep breaking. I wanna get something more reliable. The wheelset I have now is 700c. Would I be able to use 29er mtb wheels ...
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Front wheel twist and move in dropouts when braking or on aggressive turns

I discovered that my front wheel moves on the dropouts. I have searched the web to know why? But most of answers was "replace quick release and problem gone" so I replaced the quick-release ...
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Off brand bearings for hubs?

I'm looking to replace the bearings a of set of Fulcrum Red Power 29 hubs (RT-004 front and RP9-004 rear). I'm having a hard time sourcing them from Canada and I'd also rather order 2 each rather than ...
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Why is this rear wheel not aligned with the frame?

My LBS sold me a new wheel. I put on the new wheel. I'd go back to the LBS, but I'm afraid that I live far away from them. Alas, I'm now having this problem: As you can see, the wheel is quite not ...
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How can I get my spoke dimensions without knowing the dimensions of the wheel?

I would like to change 4 of my spokes on my back wheel. The trouble is that I dont know the model of my bike nor do I know if that wheel is original, in order to look up the dimensions of the spokes. ...
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How does front projection affect stability?

So I was reading this article called Stability of a Bicycle by David E. H. Jones and in it he talked about how front projection affects the stability of a bicycle with a negative front projection ...
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Disk brake and wheel is moving: is my fork too long?

In the links I gave below, the website is in French but you can change the language. Following this thread I bought new bike components to build my own bike. In particular I bought Surly Steamroller ...
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Possible to utilize magnets only to spin a bike front wheel for a longer duration (less drag)?

Possible to engineer a new front bike wheel hub that would spin more freely, and for a longer duration, due to the use of magnets ? The mechanical advantage is (not motor) and uses magnetic forces ...
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Is my fork suitable for my wheel

I bought this front wheel https://www.probikeshop.fr/roue-avant-mavic-aksium-ust-disc-a-pneus-center-lock-2-aa9/154559.html and this surly fork https://www.bike-components.de/fr/Surly/Fourche-Rigide-...
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What is the durability of a bicycle wheel?

I have built a bicycle wheel from spokes, nipples, hub and rim. How long can I expect my creation to last? Naturally I would like the wheel I spent great efforts to build to last as long as it can.
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Cracked rim around the spoke

I purchased a pair of Carrera Vendetta wheels, 27.5" with 2.8" tyres. I found a couple cracks where the spoke sits around the back rim. Is it okay to ride or is it okay to weld them?
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Tricycle wheels won't turn when pedaling

I have a tricycle that I just changed the tubes on all wheels. Went to ride it and the pedals will just turn but not engage the chain or wheels. Chain is on correctly, wheels are on the same side as ...
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New rear wheel compatibility with existing cassette

I need to replace my rear wheel and have a few questions on component compatibility before I make a purchase. My bike is a Specialized 2018 Rockhopper Pro; the link gives its stock components/spec. I ...
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QR Skewer orientation

Sheldon Brown's site suggests that QR skewers should be installed with the levers on the left side of the bike, "so the derailer [sic] doesn't interfere with it" and that "Usually, the ...
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Install tire on wheel

I bought a new wheel (Mach1 560, https://www.santafixie.com/en/mach1-560-rear-wheel-black.html) and a new tire (Michelin, 700cx35) without any default (no veiled). The point is I have problem to put ...
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Trying to identify my Armstrong bicycle

Can anyone tell me what model Armstrong this bicycle is and possibly what year thank you
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Mismatched rims, and tires that may be too wide?

I am currently most of the way through a 1x10 conversion of an old (early 90s) mountain bike. As part of the process, I had to replace the rear hub, and the only one I could find locally came ...
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Will these new wheels be able to replace the old ones?

I just bought a Trek 7.1 fx bike off Facebook marketplace and took it in to get it looked at for a once over. What came back was a broken axel in my rear wheel which is the biggest problem, and why ...
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1.875" bicycle rim width

Last year I bought a used wheel set on marketplace from a guy that rides off-road/trail. He said they were strong and since I intended to put an electric motor w/assist on the bike I figured it couldn'...
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Back wheel spins [duplicate]

The back wheel on my grandson's 12 inch Spiderman bike is spinning nothing seems to be wrong the chain is not off and the training wheels are on right what could be the problem
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Does tightening a QR skewer in different ways affect wheel alignment?

Logic tells me no, but if I refit my disc brake wheel and the disc is rubbing slightly on the caliper, if I undo the QR lever, tighten the nut on the other side clockwise and loosen the QR the same ...
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Wheel Build spoke length

I want to get a wheel built using the components below: https://www.ryde.nl/andra-40 https://bike.shimano.com/pt-PT/product/component/nexus-c3000-int7/SG-C3001-7D.html The 36 spokes version, 3 cross ...
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Lacing wheels Hope Wheels one a enduro synthesis alloy rims

Could anyone tell me the spokes I would need for a Crank Brothers enduro synthesis alloy rim for a 27.5 and a pro 4 disc hope hub 148 mm boost rear wheel 3 cross. I have built a few wheels and pro ...
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two grooves in wheel rim

Schwinn midtown bicycle, when replacing brakes I see the wheel has many grooves as shown in picture. I do not remember how it was before. Is this condition normal for the wheel rim? Photo of the old ...
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Rear wheel stuck after taking off nuts on axle

As in the title. I was trying to do some repairs after my derailer snapped and damaged the bike. When taking the rear wheel off (to get to the fender) the wheel got stuck in place after taking the ...
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Wheel conversion to Fixed gear (threaded hub)

I would like to convert a wheel with a threaded hub to fixed gear. Here the wheel: Herer the "fixed gear set": When I mount them together, there is no place to put the lock ring. Without ...
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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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Where can I find a wheel of this design?

I have done some extensive googling trying to find a place to buy these wheel. Here is a picture of one of the front wheels: And here is the description from the design which can be found here/n55. ...
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Are axle end caps usually on both ends of the front axle?

After changing my front tire I noticed the thru axle wheel only has an end cap on one end. Is this normal, or have I lost one of my end caps?
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Carbon Fiber Wheel Replacement

I discovered a gaping hole about 1" x 3/8" in my carbon fiber rear rim, at a spoke. The rim is a Fulcrum S-19 Racing (22.5x622x28), that I ride on about 100 miles a week, so I imagine this ...
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Do I need to shorten chain when fitting a new smaller cassette?

My current cassette is 11-36 and I want to change it to 11-32. Can I stay with my current chain or I need to modify my current chain to fit the new cassette?
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When is a bike rim beyond repair?

Short version of question: If a rim becomes bent due to a loose or broken spoke, is there a general rule for determining when the rim is beyond repair? Long version: I bought a roughly $500 (US) ...
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Does asymmetric rim go with dynamo hub?

I'm building a dynamo hub wheel. I see there's symmetrical and asymmetrical rim and not sure which one I should go with. I'm using son dynamo 28 if that makes difference. My front wheel has SRAM ...
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Changing 700c x 28mm wheel/tire to 650c?

I'm new to the biking community, I was wondering if I would be able to change my wheel/tire from 700c to 650c since I am short. How would I go about it, any recommendations for wheel/tires? I have a ...
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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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Can I build a wheel with two different spoke types?

Is it possible to build a bicycle wheel using a different spoke type for each side of the wheel? I am having some issues sourcing spokes, but I have found one set of DT Swiss Competition and one set ...
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Can I change my hub so I can put disc brakes on the bike

So I have this 2007 Janis XC bike and I’m turning it into a trail bike on a budget. I wanted to know if I could change the hub on the wheel instead of buying a new wheel set so I can install some disc ...
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Front wheel DT Swiss C1800 vs CR1600, is it worth the extra bucks? [closed]

I have to replace my front wheel (700C, disc brake, QR), and I'd like to take the opportunity to upgrade it. My current OEM wheel has a manufacturer weight of 1310g… It's for a gravel DIY e-bike, ...
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What is making my tire squeak without riding it?

I have a Skullbone (HBB) bike. I aired up my tires and now it’s making this squeaking noise when I turn the wheel right to left (not when riding it). I’ve never had this problem before. I aired the ...
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Using Miche pistard wheels with brakes?

I just bought a pair of Miche Pistard track wheels to upgrade my fixed gear bike. Stupidly, I did not consider that since the mainly are designed for track use, that they may not be designed for use ...
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Can I operate more than one motorized wheel from one motor control unit?

Can you use 2 ebike wheels front and rear or two rear ones on a three wheeler tricycle but operated by the one controller?
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20 inch ebike wheel motor exchange

Hi members eres something that I would like to know. .. I have a viking gravity 20 inch ebike wheel motor. If I exchanged/refitted this motor into say a 29inch wheel with all the same parts/kit ...
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What's the verdicts on hub-less circle bicycle wheels? Sturdy and “maintenance-free”?

You've probably seen these weird hub-less bicycles, the Reevo and the Cyclotron; while they "look cool" I wonder if anyone has long term maintenance experience on these. Considering that ...
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How to avoid damaging spoke nipples when wheel building

I have just successfully built two wheels. The final step of the process was perfecting the true and the dish. I used a spoke key for this, and this resulted in unwanted scuffing and nicks on the (...

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