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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I have 27 inch wheels. Will any other tube sizes fit?

I have a bike that has 27x1 1/4 (32-630) wheels. What other tubes will fit?
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How do i determine the length, diameter & if my road bicycle spokes are single or double butted spokes. Help so i can order correct size nipples

I have a Miyata "Three Ten - Red Head" model road bike, but both front and rear wheels are not the original wheels for the bike. There is no name, size or marking of any kind at all on ...
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Accident from front wheel locking up on brand new bike

I purchased a brand new hybrid bike with mechanical disk brakes a few weeks ago I have ridden the bike for a few weeks without any issues on city streets with potholes and elevations from bridges I ...
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What are the smallest wheels legally allowed on an ebike or etrike before it becomes an escooter?

First, I have done much searching on this subject. I read that escooters are illegal and ebikes are legal in the UK (broadly speaking, if 250W, pedal assist and speed limited). It seems to me that the ...
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What's the deal with 135mm O.L.D. road bike wheels?

I've been shopping around for replacement wheels for my 10 year old Specialized Tricross, which came with an AlexRims Ace 19 rear wheel with a 130mm O.L.D. hub. I measured the rear dropout at 131.3mm ...
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What are the risks associated with truing wheels without the aid of a truing stand?

About six months ago something got caught in the spokes of my back wheel. The wheel was functional, but visibly untrue. I took it home and trued it with a spoke key, continually adjusting the rim ...
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Removing 2 bike wheel nuts that move simultaneously when I turn them?

I have recently removed my mountain bike's rear wheel and there are two nuts that I can't remove because when I use a spanner and turn one end the other end turns as well and I cannot remove them. ...
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Measurements needed to determine correct tire

found an orphaned rear wheel (bare rim) in my garage. There are zero markings on the metal rim to indicate the tire / tube I should install. So, what are the key measurements I can use to identify the ...
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where to buy the locking pins called t-bolts for installing solid airless bike tires? [closed]

The solid airless bike tires come with predrilled holes to insert locking pins [t-bolts] so the tire will stick to the rim of the wheel. Good quality manufactures sell their tires with these plastic ...
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Hub end cap replacement for a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel with a Aero 28 hub on my B'TWIN Triban 520 flat-bar. Some heartless **** decided to steal my rear quick release mechanism the other day, losing/also stealing the ...
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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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What are the benefits of hand built wheels over automated ones? [duplicate]

I just read this page http://www.jpracingbike1.com/content/6-pourquoi-un-montage-de-roues-artisanales- explaining that 'artisanal' aka hand built wheels are better for many reasons, such as having ...
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How to properly center the rear axle?

Related to this question. I noticed that while tightening the nuts on left/right side of the hub (which, on the left side, hold the cassette), the threaded axle also moves left and right (see schema ...
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How to properly tighten “internal” nut on the rear axis?

This is basically a follow-up of my previous question. I am talking about the nut between the frame and the cassette (see attached image). In other words not the "external nut" which fixes ...
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9 Speed Shimano cassette on 10+ speed hub

I've got a 2010 Specialized Tricross with a mostly original drivetrain and wheels. Notably for this question: Front derailleur: Shimano Tiagra Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore LX Chainset: Shimano ...
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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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What is the correct combination of number and length of the spokes to go bowfishing? [closed]

I have seen that it is possible to build a bow starting from two 26" wheels. See the video here I am wondering what is the correct length of the spokes and what is the best number of spokes to ...
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Crack on bike wheel rim

I hit the edge of a cone yesterday when biking and had a pretty hard fall. Was looking at my bike to see what damage it took. Saw this crack on the rim, is this something really serious that I should ...
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What wheel to use?

I am currently using the remedy 7 2020 and it is a great bike for the price, however recently my rear wheel broke and I have been struggling hard to find a new compatible one. I am new to biking but ...
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What length do my spokes need to be for DT Swiss hubs and rims?

I'd like two build a couple of wheels based on DT Swiss hubs. https://www.bike24.com/p2380232.html ( H24PNCDBR28SA3232S ) https://www.bike24.com/p2380225.html ( H24PACIXR28SA3228S ) Using XR 331 27.5 ...
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Proper spoke tension when dishing to the side of the hub

I am building wheel with 7 speed freewheel so my rim dishing needs to be towards the side of the hub. Using 281mm spokes on both sides of the hub except for side close to freewheel used 12mm nipples ...
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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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