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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DT SWISS 1800C Spline converting from 142-12mm to 135-10mm thru bolt

I'm building up my AWOL 2016 model and bought new wheels and front fork. With the front wheel I have no issue, but the back wheel presents a small problem. The wheels i bought are DT Swiss C 1800 ...
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Minimum distance between holes in inner tube

I recently got a second puncture in my road bike inner tube. In my opinion, the hole is pretty close to the other one that I fixed. I searched the internet but nowhere could I find a guideline to see ...
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What is the size of the front axle nut of the Supercycle Hooligan?

I was riding my bike one day and saw my font wheel axle nut on the right disappeared. I tried to find replacements but none of them fit, I don't know the size of the nut so I cannot find one that ...
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What can cause the front wheel to lock up when going over a small bump?

I was going over a bump. When the front wheel hit the bump, it suddenly stopped moving, the rear wheel lifted off the ground, and I was thrown face-first onto the road. I sustained injuries to the ...
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Bent spoke design wheels — feasible?

The restaurant I ate at had these wheels with decorative bent spokes. Understanding that this wheel is decorative and wouldn’t work, could any wheel with bent spokes work? For this question, I’d ...
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Does fitting mudguards / fenders improve aerodynamics?

Since the tops of the wheels are moving at twice the speed of the bike, you would think that covering them up would make quite a bit of difference to the drag coefficient, particularly the front wheel....
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Which spokes go on the non drive side and which go drive side?

I just wanted to make sure I understood the guy at the shop. The spoke calculator gives you left side and right side spokes lengths Left side go on the non drive side i.e. the side where the rotor ...
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Bearing failure and wheel offset on Chicco Red Bullet

Our 4yo is not yet fully comfortable on her next bike, so she's been riding her Chicco Red Bullet to school - until the bearing packed up on her back wheel today (has she been doing stunts or what?). ...
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Wheel, tube and tires

My wheel shows ETRO 622 * 19. The tire on it is 700*38c. I want to change tire and tube such that the bike becomes capable for 50% road bike and 50% off road. What size of tires and tube should i ...
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Can I repair this valve stem hole?

Today I got a stick wedged between my frame and tubeless valve stem. In addition to snapping the stem I widened the hole a bit. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Current plan is to go over the whole ...
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Wheel build sanity check

Am a little scared now. It's a 700c rim am trying to build. Trouble is it's an offbrand Rodi rim so there isn't any official data I could use. I measured between spoke hole to spoke hole and it ...
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Mavic Cosmic SLS - carbon separation

Some aero’ wheels are an aluminium rim with a carbon fibre shroud. On a Mavic Cosmic SLS rear wheel, I’ve found that the carbon fibre shroud is separating from the aluminium rim. Just visible in the ...
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Spokes stick out of nipples when rebuilding wheel

I'm having issues with the nipples the spoke threads are sticking out. I want to tension the wheel but when I tighten the nipples the spoke treads come out from top of the nipples before the wheel is ...
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Could I use a front rim to build a rear wheel?

Could I build a rear wheel using a front rim? Edit: Follow-on question Spokes stick out of nipples when rebuilding wheel reusing spokes.
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Lateral movement on rear cassette

My cassette (SRAM XG-1175) moves axially about 5 to 8mm (in line with the axle, not up and down) on my hub (whatever is standard on a 2016 Enduro Elite) But the part of the hub the cassette mounts to ...
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Can't find nuts for old mavic wheel

I picked up an old mavic wheel, and I'm having a tough time just finding some nuts for the axles. I went through a bin at my community bike shop and couldnt find anything that fit the threads. The ...
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Upgrade disc-brake wheels

Just bought new bike with disc brakes. If I buy an upgrade wheelset do brake discs (rotors) come with? Or do you have to buy them separately?
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Mag wheels for a hybrid

So I have a Giant Escape 3, M size frame, 21 speed shifting, 700c wheels. Is it possible to put on some magnesium wheels? To give it sort of like a fixed look. If so, any suggestions? Thanks!
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Why aren't road bicycle wheels tiny?

My understanding is that air resistance is where most of the pedal power goes to at high speeds, and that this is a concern not least for the wheels: What you pay for in a road bike wheel is ...
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Surly Ogre thru axle fork options

I just picked up a Surly Ogre frame and I already have a set of 12mm thru axle wheels (12x142 rear, 12x100 front). The Ogre rear dropout is thru axle ready, but I'm trying to figure out my options for ...
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What are my options - TA to QR conversion

I’ve just bought these wheels on gumtree and didn’t realise they were thru axle as I require quick release for my cx bike (BH RX team cross 2014 https://issuu.com/bhbikesusa/docs/bh_bikes_2014-...
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Damaged carbon fibre wheels

Can anybody tell me if you can repair a Wolber Carima carbon fibre wheel that has a chip on the rim?
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Wheel won't turn?

I bought a Hyper Cruiser bike last night from Walmart and as I'm pedaling home the rear wheel stops moving while pedaling. I don't know how to fix this, please help. This is what the bike look like.
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Sealant in inner tubes: what's the difference?

I was thinking of converting my wheels to tubeless but my rims and tyres are not tubeless ready. I just recently learned that I can add tyre sealants into inner tubes. Can it prevent pinch flats like ...
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Where to find specific vintage rim/wheel?

I have a 1983 Lotus Unique that came with 27 x 1" Ukai rims. The front wheel went missing and I'd like to find an original replacement. Lots of 27 x 1 1/4" or 1 1/8" out there, but I haven't been able ...
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What could be causing excessive friction in a new rear hub?

I recently had my bike (Focus Mares CX) serviced by my LBS, during which they replaced my wheels with a set of new Campagnolo Khamsin wheels. In the month since I had that done I've found it markedly ...
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Can I convert a rim brake wheel to a disc brake wheel?

I recently bought some Roval SLX 24's from eBay. I made a pretty silly error and didn't check whether they were rim or disc brakes. I need them to be disc brakes. Should they be rim brakes, will ...
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Swytch eBike conversion wheel axle diameter

I purchased the Swytch eBike conversion front wheel but I found that the axle was 11mm in diameter, which was too big for my hybrid bike and any other bike fork I've tried. Could you tell me if there ...
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Discs rubbing no matter what I do

So a couple of days ago I regreased my back wheel hub bearings, put it back together so there's no play, golden. But when I put it back in the bike one side is constantly rubbing. Tried loosening ...
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Brake pads destroying wheels

Today I braked my bicycle from 50 km/h with my front rim brake and heard a really nasty sound coming from the braking surface of the wheel, and I saw some metal shavings as well. The brake has been ...
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Changing 23mm tyre to 25mm - considerations?

I got a L size Opus Allegro 4.0 (2014) which came with Vittoria Zaffiro tyres 23-622 (700*23c) on an Alloy Shimano Asoo WH-R501 wheelset 622x15c. I'd like to fit a wider tyre to improve my experience ...
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Quick release and tires moving in the frame?

I have a Schwinn Boundary 2017 and it came with a quick-release front wheel. I noticed that no matter how tight I put the skewer it would be in a different position after extreme braking. The bike ...
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Misplaced tyre lever - alternatives?

I misplaced my tire lever and it's very hard to change the tube of my mountain bike without a tire lever. I'm looking for alternatives if a tire lever is not available. What I've found so far are: ...
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wheel size confusion

My bike is a Genesis Day One 2011 originally Alfine 8 hub, only thing is I bought it as a fixie without the hub. I wish to purchase an Alfine 8 hub and wheel and revert it back to it's Alfine 8 glory. ...
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Understanding science of speed difference between two bikes

I have two MTBs and one is slower than the other. Bike1 has Deore derailleurs and a double chainring with 10 sprockets and Shimano hubs. Which has a great speed irrespective of the gear combination. ...
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Can I use a 130mm OLD wheel on a 135 mm rear spacing frame to put on a home trainer?

I got a hand-me-down home trainer and I want to use it with my disc road bike (with a rear dropout spacing of 135mm). To keep the budget low, I want to use an old 130mm wheel. My dropouts are for ...
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Spacers and boost hubs, yes or no?

Is it possible or recommended to use spacers to fill the gap left by using 100mm front and 142mm rear hubs on boost frames and forks? Is it fair to think to add possible 2 x 3mm spacers rear ? 5 + 5 ...
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New disc brake frame feels heavy at the back

Just bought a Cube Attain, and it is heavier than the Felt F95 that I just crashed. I liked the feel of that bike, but wanted disc brakes for the hills I ride - tried upgrading the brakes on the old ...
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Replaced rear axle, now seems to wobble

I was replacing a tyre a couple of days ago, and noticed my rear axle had snapped. So I replaced the axle, just a normal road 10mm x 145mm, it's a basic Shimano sprocket set and no-name aluminium ...
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Best way to strengthen a wheel?

I'm a relatively heavy chap - 95kg or so. (15 stone, 210 pounds) I've got a commuter bike which uses a NuVinci N360 hub. The hub itself is quite heavy at 2.5kg and I suspect contributes to what is ...
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Back wheel suddenly started “wiggling”

I bought recently a second hand bike for my daily rides, and it seemed in good shape. I rode it for more than a month without any problems, but recently had issues with it and had to get it fixed (...
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New rear wheel to 8-speed Shimano Citybike, don't know what to look for

My current rear wheel wont rotate around the hub anymore, so I need a replacement. I don't know what to look for, but I have this info: Bike is an Avenue Airbase, dont know how old, but more than 3 ...
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Rear wheel touch frame during off saddle sprint

bike: Cervelo S2 Photo wheels: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon (wheel is true) tyres: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23mm Problem is that during off saddle sprint my rear tyre touch the frame and makes ...
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Freehub has notches worn into it: is it OK?

I bought a pair of second-hand wheels, and after removing cassette noticed these notches on the freehub. Is the freehub still in OK condition?
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Help determining spoke length along with an education

I understand that there are spoke length calculators and I have an understanding of what variables are at play when calculating spoke length, though I remain absolutely lost when actually attempting ...
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What do I need to consider for a cheap wheel for a Specialized Tri-Cross to use on a trainer?

I am wanting to buy a new rear wheel to make my life easier when wanting to use my turbo trainer, so I don't need to change the tyre on my current wheel every time I wish to go out/stay in. My ...
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Roadbike with aluminium wheels in mountains. Is it safe?

I'm planning my upcoming trip to ride real mountains in Spain on my road bike. So far I used Mavic Ksyrium aluminum wheels but mostly on flat areas. I'm not confident with going downhill on this ...
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Is a tyre with sideways bulge going to cause damage to the rim or the hub or the axle?

My Schwalbe Marathon plus tour 26'' x 2.0 has a sideways bulge (both rear and front). In between the 2 tyres and tube there is a anti puncture strip. The rim seems not to be the problem. I think ...
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Burley push button wheels and axle?

I'm looking into building my own trailer and I want something similar to Burley's push button wheel system. My question is, where do I obtain similar wheels/axles? Here is the Travoy, one of their ...
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Mavic wheels out of true after 200km, is normal?

I bought set of Mavic wheels, and today I noticed that the front and rear wheel is around 1,5mm out true after 200km of ride. Im curious whether it is normal. I have pair of those