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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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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How do I change the rear tire on old Raleigh “Tourist” 3-speed

Never changed the rear tire on this bike. How and what is loosened to remove the rear wheel so the tire can be changed?
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

So as you may know, I have recently assembled a bike, with great help from my friend. Problem is, wheels didn't arrive on time, rear rack wasn't available to buy until recently, and saddle post clamp ...
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How much leeway do I have on ERD?

I am following up on this thread. I have found a few rims that match the ERD (604) of my rim, and if necessary I can use one of those. But I would like to consider others as well. How much leeway ...
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Does leaving a flat for months damage the wheel?

I've left my road bike standing on a flat tyre for at least six months. I'm going to replace the tyre and tube, but I want to check first if I might have damaged the wheel
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Finding a rim to swap in on a damaged wheel

I have a rear wheel with a 29" WTP STp i25 rim. The rim is irreparably damaged, but the wheel is otherwise in good condition. The spokes are not affected, the hub is great, and the wheel was ...
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What if both wheels were powered by pedalling?

Only the rear wheel of a bike is connected to the drivetrain in order to propel the bike forward. I assume the choice of rear wheel instead of the front wheel is for stability (e.g. avoiding '...
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Slight play/jiggle in rear wheel, bolt speed-thru axle is fully tightened?

Bike is a Cannondale Topstone Ultegra RX2. Rear hub is a Formula RXC-400, 12x142 centerlock. I got a flat rear tire on a ride and swapped the tube. When I retightened the thru axle I noticed that ...
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Just replaced axle on rear wheel. It is loose at first but as soon as I ride it, it tightens and wheel no longer rotates. Help!

Yesterday, the axle on my rear wheel snapped. I spent today trying to replace it with a new axle of same length. Before doing so, I checked bearings, and they seemed ok. When I put the hardware on the ...
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Can anyone identify this wheel?

I have been trying to identify the front wheel on my all-road/gravel bike, which was bought second hand (the original wheels were replaced). The only distinctive feature is a logo, accompanying the ...
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Front wheel wobble at high speeds

I've noticed that when I get going above around 30 mph, normally on a downhill, my front wheel starts to oscillate back and forth slightly, like it is steering is a slightly sinusoidal path rather ...
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Changing tire from 26×1.95 to 26×1.75 [duplicate]

Can i change a 26×1.95 tire to 26×1.75 tire on the same wheel? If possible,am i need to change the innertube also?
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Fix rust on front wheel

How do I fix and prevent this rust on the front wheel?
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Which mountain bikes are purposefully built to be 27.5 and 29 compatible, similar to Rocky Mountain Pipeline [closed]

I'm looking to get a bike that was designed to handle both 27.5 and 29 wheels so that i can have a single bike and swap wheels when feel like modifying the riding characteristics. I was looking at the ...
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What do these rim numbers mean?

I just noticed these numbers on the inside of my Reynolds AR58 carbon wheel (see picture). The left paragraph seems to provide information about the product and manufacturing date/place. Does anybody ...
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What tyres will fit this ebike rim? [duplicate]

Out of an impulse buy - I now have a complete ebike kit with battery. Originally I wanted this to be put on a mountain bike but upon seeing how little the rim is - I don't think any mountain bike ...
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Replacement front wheel for Fastroad SL-1 2019

I'm looking for a replacement front wheel for a Giant Fastroad SL-1 from 2019. I'd like to replace it with the same wheel or something with similar specs if possible. The wheel is labelled as a SR2-...
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28-spoke wheel lost tension, what now?

I bought a nice e-bike. Unfortunately, it has only 28 spokes front and rear. The spokes seem to be 2mm straight gauge. The double wall aluminum rims do not have double eyelets / sockets. The hubs are ...
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Which tire is compatible with DT swiss c 1850 wheel

Currently my bike Canyon Inflite SL7.0 has dt swiss c 1850 spline wheels which using Schwalbe 33-622 (28x1.3) size tire which is hard to find in India. Also, I have done 50T chainring conversation on ...
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Rear hub assembly becoming loose, not allowing backward spinning

I bought a used Kelly's Swag 10 2016 and it came with KLS (Kelly's inhouse wheels rebranding). The rear hub was not allowing to back pedal freely. When backpedaling, or trying to set the pedals in a ...
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Front wheel shimmy

I have a trek Allant 7+. When I set the pre-load to minimum I got a terrible shimmy. It seems OK when pre-load is set to max. I weigh 195 lbs. Could the pre-load affect the shimmy like that? It is ...
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Dent in the wheel - is this bad?

While putting back a tire without appropriate tools (screwdriver...), I made a dent in the wheel (aluminum, I think). Is this bad ? Do I risk more than a puncture driving with this ? It looks like ...
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Any advice for wobbly/slightly bent bicycle rims on older bicycle?

I have an older RWC Female bicycle that I bought second hand a year ago and it has now in the past weeks began to feel extremely wobbly and shaky when I am riding it. It feels as if both the front and ...
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Why do my front wheel/disc brakes squeal/moan when NOT braking

1 year old Trek 520 with mechanical disc brakes. When I am pushing the bike around, both with and without loaded panniers, the front wheel frequently makes a low pitched "squealing" sound--...
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Can I put a 2.3 mountain bike tire on what now has a 2.10 tire. 26 inch [duplicate]

I do see room for a 2.3 in front but in the rear, I don't think I could go any higher than 2.20 or 2.25. Both rims currently have 2.10 tires on a 2006 Santa Cruz Blur
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Can 700x28c wheels and tires fit in my MTB frame?

I have an old Giant MTB frame. It's got typical oversized aluminum tubing but with roadbike-esque triangle shapes. It's disc-brake compatible and I want to turn it into a commuter bike. The rear end ...
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What is 10x135 QR?

So, just before the standards changed I finished building a very fancy TD bike with 9mm dropouts that I now want a new rear wheel for. I can't seem to find many nice 9mm hubs anymore, but I'm finding ...
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Quick release prevents wheel spinning freely

I just got brand new wheels for my road bike. All was looking great until I tightened the quick release on the front wheel (not too tight, I can close it with just my thumb and one finger) and now ...
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Rear wheel keeps ending up squint, axel on cassette side lateral movement?

I have an old(?) 2010 Carrera Vulcan MTB and the rear derailleur hanger broke a few months ago (my son accidentally bashed it with his bike). Even though the bike is old, it has not really seen much ...
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Hard to diagnose noise/squeaking

So I've been on a journey to fix a worrying squeaking noise that is impossible to replicate on a stand. When I am cycling, the rhythmic squeaking noise seems to come from the front on the bike, but I ...
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Can this rear wheel be straightened or does it need to be replaced?

This happened on a month old hybrid bike with 350km on it. I unluckily got the back wheel stuck in a grille when getting off a sidewalk. The wheel now wobbles a lot and keeps hitting the rear V-brakes ...
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Is this spoke tension too low?

I am building a wheel and it is (pretty much) perfectly dished Spoke tension calculator measurements say: However, my wheel required a lot of offset to get the dish correct. My park tool TM-1 ...
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Pashley Pickle child's tricycle wheel rims to buy?

Currently refurbishing a child's Pashley Pickle tricycle and need replacement wheel rims described in specs as 16" x 1 3/8" - anyone know where I can buy them or what type are needed please?
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Wheel position in track-style horizontal rear forkends

I recently acquired a cheap used single speed bike with track-style horizontal rear forkends. My question is, how far back in the forkend can I safely position the wheel, before it is too far back? ...
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Doubts about Tire compatibility on my wheels? [duplicate]

I want to get a pair of 26 x 2.1 tires for my Bicycle. My wheels are compatible with these dimensions. A reputable store near me offers 26x1.95 tires. I am pretty sure that 1.95s are compatible with ...
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Is my wheel broken?

The other day my inner tube suffered a blow out and I'm wondering if this is the cause One side of the joint in the wheel seems to have come out of alignment and now there is a sharp bit sticking out....
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Hearing a strong sound when hitting a curb

I bought a hardtail MTB about a month ago (a complete beginner) and the way I'm dealing with curbs is: I'm going at a decent speed I slightly lift my front wheel I shift my weight off the back wheel ...
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Front axle cone replacement - sizing

So I am trying to replace my pitted front axle cones, but struggling to find the parts of the right size. My axle diameter is 9.4mm on the thread and 8.8mm on the smooth part, and respectively the ...
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How to remove non drive side cap on Vision 35 wheel

There is an annoying squeak coming from the bearing on the non-drive side of my Vision 35 wheel. I had the lbs replace the bearings 4 months ago (the wheel was only 5 months new at that time) at ...
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Can / should you put a 28C tire on a rim with an ETRTO of 622 x 14

Setting aside the questions of frame and brake clearance for the moment, my question is whether or not I can install 28C tires on my rims which have an ETRTO of 622x14. I currently have 23C tires on ...

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