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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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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Does the size of a bike tire matter when going up and down hills?

I am doing science fair and my question is if the size matters when going up and down hill on a bike. I looked all over your site and I couldn't find anything about the size of a tire for going up and ...
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Freehub has some play

I just got a new Zip 303s Wheelset and the freehub has some play that you can see on this video. I am not sure whether this is normal or not. Could you help me here?
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Rear axle keeps developing play, is it fixable or time for a new wheel?

26-inch mountain bike wheel with Shimano loose ball hub and freewheel. The old axle kept developing play. I installed a complete new one and new bearings and problem persists. Cones are properly ...
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Need help with gears and wheel alignment

i have an aluminium frame single speed. I wanted to know is it possible to add gears to it (correctly). I saw same model with gears installed but the rear wheel was not in line with front wheel and ...
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How to fix bearing cup for fixings loose wobbly wheel hub of old bicycle?

I have watched videos for Bicycle Freewheel Disassembly/Assembly, and disassembled my damaged bicycle. The back wheel of it started to Cranking, and by opening its part based of this video instruction:...
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Aluminium front and carbon rear wheel on hardtail?

I recently got a used hardtail MTB. (Specialized Epic Elite) It's got Roval SL Control 29 - which is pricey. The front has 24 spokes and back has 28 spokes. Now I want to install a dynamo on it and ...
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Why have MTB tyres with strong front / back design disappeared?

Back a few years ago was easy to find tyres with a particular design based on their position, back or front, see this sample image fron a pair of Nokian Boazobeana: Riding with those was pretty nice, ...
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Stuck nut on bike axle?

I've got a bike. There is a stuck nut on the axle, and when I try twisting it.. well.. the axle turns too (obviously.). I'm trying to get it off, but it won't come off. My grandfather has a vast ...
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Visible play in the front wheel that is not in the thru axle but in the hub itself? (video included)

The video shows that the play seems to be in the hub: Is it the bearings causing this? Are they worn out or not adjusted? What steps can I take to resolve this play?
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How seriously should I take Fulcrum Racing 6DB tubeless tire compatibility warning?

I recently purchased a bike with Fulcrum Racing 6DB wheels and Kenda Flintridge tires. They came tubed, and I'd like to convert them to tubeless. However, in a manual on their site, Fulcrum list that ...
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What are the most basic parts of a bicycle which cannot be upgraded over a period of time?

After reading this question: Cheap MTB with future upgrades v/s costly fully ready MTB, I myself had a question. What are the most fundamental parts of a bicycle? What are the things which we have to ...
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Why did my 28-spoke front wheel lost all tension but rear only some?

I have an electric road bike with disc brakes. Its stock front and rear tires have only 28 spokes and a slightly deeper than ordinary rim. The hubs are cheap non-Shimano hubs, but their flange ...
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Loose spokes after truing a wheel

I badly bent my rim going down a huge hill and bouncing all over the trail. I've managed to get the wheel much more true to the point where the wheel is ridable. However, due to the extent of the bend,...
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How to model the dynamic tension distribution of a loaded bicycle wheel?

Jobst Brandt has in his book The Bicycle Wheel the results of a computer simulation of the dynamic tension distribution in a loaded bicycle wheel. However, the code of the simulation is not available. ...
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Problems with spoke threads, and stressing the wheel

I was building up a rear wheel with brand new spokes and nipples. I used linseed oil on the threads so that when it dries it hardens. When I stress the wheel/spokes the threads slip, causing the spoke ...
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Rear wheel losing alignment

I've got an issue where my rear wheel is coming out of alignment. I can get it aligned just fine when seating it on the floor. When I close the skewer, everything looks good. I can bounce the bike up ...
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Need assistance identifying new wheel options for Araya VP-20 26x1.5 ETRTO 559

This is very similar to the question answered for "Need assistance identifying new tire options for Fuji 4130" (by 0-Biker) and answered by "Argenti Apparatus" but I couldn't add a ...
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Max speed for wheel bearings

I don't know much about bikes. I've got myself an older Specialized Stumpjumper. I asked myself the other day while I was riding with +50km/h through the forest what the maximum speed is the wheel ...
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How to remove a lock ring if there is no cassette?

A friend tightened the lockring without the cassette on, and now we can't use the chain whip to unscrew it. It's on a road bike wheel if that matters. I'm looking for tools and ideas to undo this. I ...
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Single wall rims with disc brakes

I'm building up a 36-spoke dynamo front wheel for a Mongoose Envoy cargo bike. It will be used casually for short trips, but I weigh 230 lbs and I may have a child or a load of groceries on. The stock ...
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New wheels for my Specialized Allez Expert Z2

I want to upgrade my bike (Specialized Allez Expert Z2) with a new set of wheels because I think that those are the weak spot of the bike. Currently, it's equiped with DT Swiss Axis 2.0 wheels (I ...
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Buying new wheels for Evo Sport E5 cyclocross to fit slimmer tires

I've read some similar posts on this topic but would like to check that I understood correctly. A replacement of my stock Tracer 700x33c tires on my Specialized Evo E5 Sport cyclocross is overdue and ...

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