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

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How do I attach an axle/wheel to an aluminum frame using n55 DIY document?

I'm trying to simplify this design below. Instead of making a trike, I just want to make a simple trailer. https://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAMEVEHICLES/DIY.pdf I want to use their methodology for ...
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Can I swap a gravel wheel with 1x10 cassette for a new road wheel with 1x12?

I'm thinking about buying new set of wheels for my Topstone 4. I'm currently using default wheels with changed tires and default 1x10 cassette and ideally I would want to put new road wheel with 1x12 ...
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How to upgrade Scale 930 to reduce weight and gain speed?

I need to upgrade Scott Scale 930 (2022) with the following properties: fork: FOX 32 Float Rhythm Grip 3 (100mm travel) bottom bracket: Shimano BB-MT500 / shell 41x92mm rear derailleur: Shimano XT RD-...
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20 inch wheels and spoke tension measurement tool

I got a ParkTool TM-1 but it doesn't fit on the wheel I am trying to check (20 inch). How do people deal with smaller wheels when it comes to checking spoke tension? thanks
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135mm rear hub with QR on 130mm rear dropout spacing on older aluminum frame MTB

Problem: I had a rear wheel built to 135mm, but the frame is 130mm. The frame is an older aluminum MTB frame. I assumed it was 135mm rear dropout spacing (being a mountain bike) when ordering the new ...
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Are wheels designed for a maximum disc/rotor size?

I'm looking at some new wheels which Shimano describe as "140 mm disc brake rotor compatible". Does this mean they can't handle larger 160mm rotors? If not, why would they make this point, ...
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How can I add an additional freewheel to the existing solid bicycle axle?

I want to convert my bicycle into an electric bike by adding a motor to it, allowing me to ride it using both pedals and the motor. I need to add a motor and a separate chain system, similar to the ...
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I took my back wheel off and chain will NOT go back on

I took my back wheel off of my back to change the tube, when I put it back on i realized the chain wasn’t going back on the pedal, it’s very hard to explain it but it looks like a part of the chain is ...
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Is a Brompton Front Wheel symmetric?

Is the front wheel of a Brompton Bicycle designed to be symmetric or asymmetric? I have a Brompton bicycle and I need to replace the front wheel. After installing the tyre on the new front wheel, I ...
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What factors contribute to tightly fitting tyre

I recently purchased a 2021 Giant Propel Advanced Pro 0 road bike and it came with Giant’s SLR1 hookless wheelset. I have been having a pretty tough time replacing the tube after I have received a ...
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Catastrophic hub failure, can the freewheel and rim be saved?

I am not experienced working on wheel hubs/cassettes or anything related to them. I am also not great at English, so please excuse any dumb questions I might ask. The obvious problem is that my rear ...
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I am trying to lace wheels for my Whizzer for the first time and have a problem

this is the first time trying to lace a wheel. I have ben using the internet for instructions, and have done this wheel three times and have the same problem each time. when I am done I have two ...
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Adjust nuts on rear wheel on a mountain bike

How do I mount the rear wheel on my Huffy 26 inch Scout Mens Hardtail Mountain Bike? I looked at this video, but it is lacking some critical information. The nuts in the ...
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For touring bicycles, how much stronger is a 26'' vs 27.5'' wheel

One reason to pick 26" over 27.5" is that 26" has shorter spokes which "require more external effort/stress to bend." Is it possible to express in numbers (quantify) how much ...
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Rear wheel deflating instantly after pumping

I have a mountain bike and recently the rear wheel has gone flat and every time i pump air into it up to 50 psi it deflates after a few minutes I also hear air coming out a certain part of the wheel ...
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Are 26'' wheels and tubes a thing of the past?

I'm thinking of buy an expensive touring bicycle. One of the bicycles has 26'' wheels. (https://www.patria.net/produkt/terra-legendaeres-reiserad/) The other one has 27.5'' wheels. (https://www.patria....
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I have a still boxed Viribus 26" rear-wheel ebike kit - I'd like to remove its pre-fitted gear cogs and fit wheel with motor to front forks instead

...the Viribus kit's motor(kit bought via Amazon) is of the slim but wide-diameter kind. My eyes and calipers suggest to me that if the gear cogs are removed the motorised rear wheel axle should quite ...
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Is it normal that my rear bicycle wheel is 1/4 cm off to the left on the top of the seat stay and 1/2 cm off on the left of the chainstay?

Allow me to elaborate. I have a Soma Wolverine type B with a Rohloff 500/14 speedhub and gates Carbon Drive (CDX) version. It’s not even broken in yet at 200 km. I had the bike custom built by a ...
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Giant SLR1 Hookless Rims Issues

I recently purchased a Giant Propel Advanced Pro and the bike comes with Giant's new tubeless-ready SLR1 hookless rims with Cadex tyres. Since purchasing, I have had a few punctures and have decided ...
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What make are these spokes with squared-off sections below the threads?

I snapped a spoke in a wheel, and would ideally like to replace it with one of the same. I bought the wheel ready-made many years ago, and have no idea what the spokes are. They are double butted, and ...
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How can I make a wheel flat/coplanar again?

As a result of an impact, I have a bike wheel that is slightly bent. As a result, as I'm moving it appears to wobble. The wheel is supposed to be a flat circle but now it's very slightly saddle-shaped....
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Hub FTF and Offset

I have a fron disk hub which has FTF 62mm, offset 7.7 (Novatec d791sb) According to this: Wl = (F.T.F/2 + Offset) = 38.7mm Wr = (F.T.F/2 - Offset) = 23.3mm But when I look at the picture, it seems ...
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Can I put a 27 × 1 3/8 tyre on a 700×28c wheel?

I want to use a 37×630 tyre on a 700×28c (28-622) rim. Will they fit and be safe to ride?
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Used mongoose BMX started having issues with rear sprocket not engaging when pedaling causing safety issue

I got a used Mongoose BMX for my son. I know when I was younger Mongoose was halfway decent. But now they kinda stink. Putting that lightly! Anyway the bike rode well at first, then after a flat tire ...
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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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What dynamo hub wheel do I need?

I've bought myself a little city bike a few months ago and since we're now approaching winter months I will need to install some lights to ride in the later hours. I've been toying with the idea of ...
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Front wheel bearings RIP after 1 month

About a month ago I bought a Giant contend AR 3, and have been quite satisfied with the purchase until about 3 days ago when the front wheel started to sound... bad... crackling/poping. From what I ...
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Is a factory-made wheel being 3.5 mm out of dish a problem?

I have a conventional old-ish mountain bike front wheel - 26", 32 hole, disc brake, 100 mm over locknuts. I've been using it for road riding for years and have never trued it, but recently ...
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Are locknut forks and quick release forks the same and interchangeable?

I have a frame+fork that had old style locknuts on the wheels. I used those wheels for a project. Now I want to put wheels back onto this frame, but I only have quick release wheels in the same size. ...
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Which Wheelset to upgrade to a Gravel-Bike?

Atm I ride a "Endorfin Speed III" Roadbike and I'd like to buy a new aluminium wheelset so I can use it as a gravel bike too. I just do not know what wheelset, tire combination fits and ...
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Unable to backpedal - jockey wheels on Campagnolo derailleur

I have Campagnolo Athena rear derailleur on my road bike. Never gave me a hint of trouble. Always kept clean and lubed. Never ridden in the rain or in dirty conditions. Yesterday I was not able to ...
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1950s Raleigh Winkie tricycle tyres

I have a 1950s Raleigh Winkie children's tricycle. The wheels have the Dunlop Airsprung solid tyres rather than normal pneumatic tyres with valves. The tyres are worn out. I would like to convert the ...
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I'm building a bike trailer and i am STRUGGLING with wheels

I want to go bike traveling soon. Slow and steady type, so i'm not looking to optimize anything that isn't weight. That said, i still expect to carry some heavy stuff with it from time to time and i ...
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How do I stop a removable valve core from leaking?

This Presta valve core, here removed, has been a nuisance since day one. Once inflated, it holds the pressure well for a trip to the trails, but after 3-4 days, the wheel is flat again. The volume (29&...
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Can I use substitute modern wheels for my vintage bicycle?

I have a 1970s Schwinn World Sport bicycle that has all of its original parts and in working condition except the wheels. The wheels it's designed for are 27s, circus tires. They are real hard to find ...
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Hub spacer behind 105 cassette

While removing Shimano 105 cassette, I noticed a spacer sitting on the hub between the largest sprocket and the place where spokes attach to the hub (not sure how is it called). I checked the 105 ...
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Loud squeal from front wheel - mechanical disc brake, QR axle

Been very frustrated with this. On my genesis croix de fer (less than 1 year old) I get a squeak or squeal that gets progressively worse as I ride. Particularly when going over rough ground or when I'...
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Does my rim need tape?

I purchased a new 700c wheel for my aging bike. I was provided 16mm rim tape but my rim seems different from what I see in videos, in that the spoke screws come out, rather than are recessed into a ...
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How is the suspension frequency response effected by the wheel diameter?

Imagine riding off a curb, crossing a pothole, or hitting a pebble. Would you prefer to ride that with a toy bike or a penny-farthing? Regardless of preference, the penny-farthing would have a ...
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Are these hairline cracks on an aluminum wheel dangerous?

I have an older aluminum rear wheel that has a continuous line of hairline cracks. The hairline cracks proceed in a circle around the wheel on both sides of the wheel. The front wheel does not display ...
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700c to 26in V-brake conversion

I have search high and low and feel like I’m kinda close to the solution but.. does anyone know if there is some sort of adapter that facilitates my V-brakes to be lower, offering me the chance to put ...
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Wheel rim ID to match tire. Am I reading this chart correctly?

I need a replacement wheel for my kid's 24" mountain bike. I want to keep his front tire the same width 2.25", and just need to know the right wheel rim dimensions. I was referencing a wheel ...
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Are my rims "tubeless-ready"?

Currently using a 27.5x2.10 tube tires and I'm planning to convert my mountain bike wheels into tubeless system but I can't tell if my rims are tubeless ready since there's no indicated label if it is ...
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Air that escapes from tire smells really bad

I’m trying to get an old bike I had in storage up to riding condition. I’ve washed it and there is no foul odor from the bike normally, however when I pump the back tire, the air leak smells really ...
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Lateral loading strength of a bicycle wheel

My question is in regard to typical bicycle wheels one might find on a road bicycle. I own an old second hand road bike, and after many spokes started to snap while riding it, decided to replace the ...
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Carbon rim depth - 44 or 56mm?

I'm looking for recommendations on carbon rim depth considering my use case. Inner width is 23mm and I'll be running 32mm tubeless. For 3 season use in the UK, mostly on (rougher) roads - some hills, ...
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Bike too large, if I change the wheels to a smaller size will this lower the height?

I've got a second hand Raleigh racing bicycle. The frame is too big, when I stand on the bike, off the seat, my toes only just touch the ground. I'm not thinking this is safe to ride around London. I ...
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How long can I leave tubular glue to dry on carbon rims?

I have some Continental Sprinter tubular tyres to glue onto some carbon rims. I have bought Continental carbon rim cement and the tyres have been stretching at 140 psi on the rims for a few days (>...
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Rear wheels are dished. Why not "dish" the frame instead?

Most rear wheels are dished to make room for the cassette. They have the drive side spokes comming into the hub more perpendicularly, which weakens the wheel against lateral forces in that direction. ...
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I need help with a airless inner tube/tire issue

So I just bought a brand new Abound from Aventon. The city I live in is horrible and even with double thick tired, Tannus armor inserts, and puncture-resistant inner tubes I've had 3 flats in 3 months ...
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