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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What Shimano microspline rear wheel hub would fit my 26in Mavic Cross ride wheels?

Title. I purchased a new Deore 1x12 groupset without realising I would need to change the rear hub to fit the new microspline Shimano introduced a couple of years ago. What would the Shimano rear ...
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What is it called when a wheel has a long metal wall on its circumference?

Some bicycle wheel have a tall metal "wall" along the perimeter of the wheel (here, the wall is blue.) Other wheels don't have this: the distance between the end of the spoke and the tire is ...
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Rear wheel jerks and wobbles while riding

I bought a Hero howler 27.5T MTB- single speed two years ago. At that time I was 120kg (265lbs) and I hadn't faced any issue while riding cycle. Then I stopped cycling for almost 2 years. I parked it ...
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Why do they not sell bicycles with four wheels?

In the summertime, and Fall/Autumn, and Spring, my normal, two-wheeled bicycle works perfectly well. But then there's Winter. What is normally friendly, non-slippery asphalt and grainy forest paths ...
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26 inch or 29 inch wheel for hybrid road bike

I'm 5 foot 1, and I'm stuck between a two bikes one 29 inch wheel and the other 26 inch hybrid bikes (more towards road bike style) for errands around a metropolitan city. Both bikes have a small ...
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Are there different standards I should watch out for in fixed gear cog/hub compability?

I'm thinking of giving fixed gear a go on my single speed bike. Due to shortages, parts are sort of expensive and I'm thinking of sourcing cheap parts, i.e. take whatever fixed wheel I can get and ...
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Is Zipp the only company that makes variable/undulating rim depth wheels?

Zipp has a "flagship" series of wheels designated as 353, 454 or 858 NSW which have variable (aka undulating) rim depth. I'm trying to find another manufacturer who makes similarly-shaped ...
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Is this the sound of a free hub gone bad?

Could you please identify if this is the sound of a free hub gone bad? If it is, can I get it sorted out at a bike shop or should it be replaced?
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Should a dent in an aluminium rim be bent back into shape or left alone?

I have managed to put a small inwards dent in my aluminium mountain bike rim. I know that there are specialty tools for fixing dented rims, such as the Morningstar Rim 'Rench and the Wolftooth 8-bit ...
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Rim compatible tyre size [duplicate]

Currently I’m using 38C to 32C tyre, however i saw this marking on the rim not sure if i can go lower
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Vittoria Corsa Tyre impossible to mount on LightBicycle Rim

After much incredibly fruitless painstaking efforts to mount the tyre, I am ready to try anything. My rims are LightBicycle Falcon Wheelset AR56 Road/CX RR56C03. (rim brakes) External Rim Width: 28mm ...
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Do I need to replace the tire or just the innertube? And tire size question

I just got into cycling and I got a puncture yesterday. Regarding the puncture, I found 3 small shards of glass going through the tire and into the inner tube, now that I've removed them do I still ...
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New wheel for vintage Bianchi

I'm refurbishing a mid-'80s Bianchi Sport road bike. I got it on Craigslist. Front wheel is original, Araya 27x1, 32h. Rear wheel is 700c, Matrix Aurora with a mountain bike hub and a nasty bounce ...
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Repairing the rear drivetrain of an old road bike (issues with 7 speed)

My 7-speed freewheel (13-21t) needs replacing as it is very worn, yet it won't come off the wheel (it's stuck, the bike shop could not get it off). Since the rear wheel is old, for tubular tyres, and ...
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Structural Stability of Carbon Rim

I recently purchased some carbon rims for my road bike and there appears to be some buldging forming around the rim. I'm no expert in carbon fibre and I was wondering whether the wheel is still safe ...
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Which Valve Stem do I need for Bontrager Kovee TLR wheels?

I just bought a Trek Marlin 7 for my wife, and it came with Bontrager Kovee TLR wheels, with tubes inside them. I'm trying to convert them to tubeless, but am having issues finding valve stems that ...
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When I have my back brake fully on my rear wheel rocks back and forth

When I have my back brake fully on my rear wheel rocks about an an 1" back and forth? My other bikes have no play.
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Rear wheel centered at seatstays but offset at chanstays

Built up a new bike. All components are new and unused. As title suggests, rear wheel sits right in the middle of two seatstays (checked with ruler and vernier caliper) but is off by ~3mm at ...
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How to straighten wheels on unbalanced forks dropout with quick release?

In mass consumer bicycles it is often the case that the forks dropouts are not perfectly aligned with each other; this results in the wheel not being aligned with respect the fork and being tilted to ...
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Flexibility of exchanges between 700c and 29″, and between 650b and 27.5″

TL;DR How do I explain to a budding cycling enthusiast the flexibility afforded by switching tires between 700c and 29″, and between 650b and 27.5″ wheels/tires? Rather than let the nice folks ...
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Can I use a 272mm spoke in place of a 275mm?

I'm currently building my first wheel and I've used prowheelbuilder.com to calculate what spokes I need to use, which is Left 275.8, Right 275.7 for the rear wheel, and Left and Right 275 for the ...
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Durability of road bike (25mm tyres, 15mm i.d. rims, 32 spoke wheels) for commuting

road cycling beginner here. I have recently bought an old road bike for commuting and some training. It has 32 spoke wheels on Shimano Sora hubs, 15mm internal diameter rims (Slovak manufacturer, V ...
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Why is my handlebar wobbling like this?

My bike has recently started behaving strangely when I ride no-handed. When I let go of the bars, they are stable, but quickly develop a wobble which becomes quite violent. I put my hands on the bars ...
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How much wobble is too much?

My back wheel has a really small wobble maybe a millimeter of movement if you push it sideways, it is barely noticeable but you can definitely feel it. Should the wheel be completely solid or is a ...
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Thru axle impossible to remove with multitool

An orbea carbon road bike has 20Nm marked on both front and rear thru axles (6mm hex) for the wheels. This is fine in most cases, however impossible to remove with a multitool when getting a puncture ...
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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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