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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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Putting smaller wheels on a larger frame

I have a bmx bike that support 24 inch wheels, is their anyway I can move down to 20 inch?
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How to silence a creaking cassette/freehub body

I have a DT Swiss ARC 1400 Dicut 63 rear wheel. It has a Shimano rear derailleur 11 speed LIGHT (ASL11) freehub body and I have an Ultegra 11-28 11-speed cassette. After a few weeks it started to ...
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Can I swap BMX wheels for a larger size?

I am a 5 foot 10 inches 14 year old boy who would like to get into riding a BMX. So if I was to buy a BMX with a certain size wheels, can you swap them for bigger wheels
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What are the spokes of the Kona Rove ST [duplicate]

I have a Kona Rove ST 2019. The specs only say "Spokes: Stainless Black 14g". How do I know the precise reference so I can buy some spare ones online?
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Front wheel doesn’t spin freely

My front wheel doesn’t spin freely. I had the hub tightened and now it has a lot of resistance. I use bolts, not a quick release. There isn’t rust on the fork, the brakes are not rubbing.
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Is the lateral brake disc position standardized (and, if so, to what tolerance)?

I am thinking about getting a second wheel set for my CX bike to be able to easily swap between road and off-road tires (and possibly run a tubeless setup). The bike is equipped with 12mm through-...
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70's Peugeot to Fixed Gear Conversion

I have an old 1970's Peugeot frame (originally a 10-speed, I believe) that I have been slowly trying to convert to a fixed gear bike. I am at a complete loss for which wheelset is appropriate. I have ...
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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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32H 2x rear wheel for velodrome - is it ok?

I'm building new wheelset for my track bike which I am going to use on velodrome only. I have H+SON SL42 rims and Miche Primato hubs, 32H. I've ordered some cheep spokes and suddenly realized that I ...
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Fenders that will work for swapping between 650b and 700c wheels

History I'm a bike commuter that rides 23 miles round trip. I usually quit once the winter weather gets bad, but I'd like to move towards commuting year round. In addition, I've been wanting to ...
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Straight-pull spokes - worth it?

Straight-pull spokes have been around for awhile on MTB wheels, but mainly just on very expensive wheelsets (Mavic Deemax for example). Recently the better wheel component manufacturers have been ...
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My wheel tilts to the left (to the disc side) any solution

My front tire tilts to the left when I brake hard when speeding on my bicycle. I tried almost everything to get it fixed but no luck. Can you guys tell me the reason for that? If you know how to fix ...
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How dangerous are my worn rims?

I took my bike for a service recently and was told it needed so many repairs that it was more cost effective for me to replace it. One of the repair jobs was to replace the wheels due to worn rims. ...
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Front wheel shifting left on braking with new front shock and fender install

I have a specialized turbo electric bike and just had the shop put in a rock shox paragon front suspension. They didn't have the rotor size adapter for the disc brakes so they swapped my 180mm rotor ...
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Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking

When I apply the front brake I can feel a "shudder" or "pulse" through the front wheel, fork and handlebars. It's faster when I'm travelling faster and slower when I'm moving slower. I assume there's ...
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I bent a rim, what kind of new rim should I buy?

I bent a rim on a wheel that has a tire that’s 25-622 (700x25E). What kind of new rim should I buy? What kind of rim is compatible with this tire? I do not know how to size rims.
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Bike makes noise while 2 out of 3 gears

I assembled a new bike. It rides smooth in first gear but makes a particular noise in 2nd and 3rd gear. It doesn't seem to be from the wheel because it's not there if I turn the wheels in air, but it ...
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Balance bike: fitting smaller wheels

I'm building a balance bike for a daycare kid. He is tall so I have a longer frame for him, but I think the tires might he too big. Can I put 12.5" tires on forks for 16" tires?
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Could I replace a hub on a wheel?

I have a freewheel and I keep bending the axle, however the rim, spokes and tire are all fine, does anyone think it would be possible to unscrew the spokes, buy a new hub that has a freehub, install ...
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Road bike tyre impossible to get off

I have a road bike tyre that is proving impossible to get off its a 700x25 on a set of tubeless ready rims (i know these can be more difficult to deal with). It was very tight to get on in the first ...
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Which rear wheel axle does my “Citizen Gotham 7” folding bike use?

Which rear wheel axle does my “Citizen Gotham 7” folding bike use?
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Regular front road wheel for a single speed bike

I recently crashed my Kona Paddy Wagon ruining the front wheel completely. All the single-speed/fixed-wheel dedicated wheels I was able to find are crap, and I don't want to spend too much time ...
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Why are my ENVE SES wheels rubbing on frame when Zipp 303 didn't? Same tyres

The 25mm tires are rubbing and they didn't when I had Zipp 303 on Cannondale 2017 EVO. Seems like every time I put any pressure or even turn, tyres rub the frame. I'm only 140lbs (63 kg) and this is ...
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Do disc brake rims ever need to be replaced?

Obviously the brakes do not place any wear on the rims. But are there other factors that could lead to the rims needing to be replaced? I'm excluding damage from accidents.
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Is the plastic piece between the seven gear sprocket and the spokes hard to replace, and how?

I was given a 21 gear mountain bike as payment for some work I did for a neighbor which had been in his backyard for about a year. Though it cleaned up very well there is one part I would love to ...
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Can I use Rockshox RS1 with Mavic 15X110?

can I use a Rock Shox RS-1 suspension with Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon boost 15X110 wheel?
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How can I remove a stuck rear cassette?

I've been trying in vain to remove a rear cassette that I myself installed about a year ago. I may have over-tightened the lock ring and now I can't remove it no matter what position I hold the wheel-...
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I'm a fairly new mountain bike rider. Doing a mix of on and off trail. What is your opinion on handle bar extensions for new riders

Just what types of extensions there are and what's best for new riders. I mainly do off trail but every now and then I'll go off trail
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Any hints at this noise?

Cannondale supersix: Tried to replace the crankset Replaced the bottom bracket with a new one replaced the pedals overhauled the headset The noise only manifests ...
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How do I determine if my front wheel is warped?

I've noticed that as I ride my bike, my front wheel/tire appears to wobble back and forth. I assumed that the wheel was simply a bit loose, but as far as I can tell, it isn't loose (or at least not ...
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Thinner tires for my Mountain Bike

I know little about all of this, so, go easy on me. I've got a mountain bike, fairly light in weight and rarely ever used for anything other than road use. The current tires say 58-559 / 26x2.35. Is ...
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Handlebar alignment with wheel

The alignment has drifted such that when my front wheel is looking straight ahead, my handlebar is not perpendicular to the wheel. How do I fix this at home?
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What wheels would fit my bike?

I have a specialized pitch, unsure of the year, and my rear wheel was stolen. I have the front wheel which had the marking "ETRTO 584x25c" on it What does this mean and what sizes of wheels would ...
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How to remove axle and bearings from a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel and am trying to replace the sealed bearings. After removing the end caps and a DS rubber seal I can see the ends of the bearings, at this point I assumed that ...
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What weave is the carbon of this carbon wheel?

what weave is this carbon wheel? the brake track and rim are of different weaves? please explain, thanks.
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Rim shot? Goes badly out of true at medium tension

I am pretty sure this rim is shot, but wanted confirmation and/or a better understanding of what's up. I'm fixing up a donor bike that was pretty apparently stored outside for years. Despite that, ...
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Is my rear cog wobble the fault of the axle, the hub, the bearings, or the wheel trueing?

Adjusting the rear derailleur on a Bicycle Shaped Object in a stand, I observed skipping gears when shifting from 6 to 5 (it skips to 4), 5 to 4 (it skips to 3), etc, but would snap in place correctly ...
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What modern wheel and tire size could be replaced from 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels

Referring from the question, specifically, what is the closest modern wheel size for my old 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels. It's hard to find rims and tires for that size now a days. I'm looking for the ...
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Removing rear hub end caps (Mavic Allroad Pro)

I've just bought a Mavic Allroad Pro wheelset and I want to convert the rear hub from 12x142 to 10x135 configuration. I bought the 10x135 adapters (highlighted in red in the attached image, it's a ...
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What size hub do I need for a Giant Escape 2 (2016)?

As I mentioned in a previous question, I'm in the process of replacing the stock rear wheel on my Giant Escape 2 (2016)(any comments/answers related to why and whether I need to replace it should be ...
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Asymmertric Wheel Valve Stem Hole Placement

I have just purchased a new bike. It came with Fulcrum Racing 700 Disc Centrelock Wheelset. I noticed the valve stem hole machined into the rim is off centre. I queried this with the technical desk of ...
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How do I know if I can replace the 27 inch wheels with 700c wheels on my MIELE bike?

I need a help with choosing a wheelset for my Miele bike.I can't fully understand if it is possible to replace my old rigida 27 inch wheels for 700c coz i have too little free place.I visited a site ...
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Why is my new front wheel not spinning?

Today my front wheel got flat. I took it for repair and when I went back home cycling it was very hard. It felt so heavy and that was not normal for speed 4, when I changed down to speed 3, 2, 1 it ...
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Road bike front wheel question

I was doing some maintenance on my road bike. I took the front wheel off, removed the quick release skewer from the wheel, set the wheel aside, and put a drop of tri-flow on the skewer to lubricate it....
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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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Bladed spokes on drive side, regular on other side

Yesterday, I checked out a Cannondale Synapse with Mavic Aksium wheels. One strange detail caught my eye - the rear wheel had bladed spokes on the drive side, and regular, cylindrical spokes on the ...
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Will a bike stand that holds one wheel damage my bike?

I have a similar bike stand to this at home: I'm happy putting my wife's and my commuter in it but worried that it will damage the wheels of my XC bike if left in there for long periods. Can wheels ...
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Brake pads and removing the wheels

I am new to road bikes. I bought a new road bike. I wanted to take the front wheel out, but it was difficult because, despite of having "opened" the brake pads (with the quick release lever found on ...
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Durable and Affordable 20" wheel and tire combo for Bicycle trailer?

I purchased an Aosom trailer a while back, and the wheels and tires are truly horrible. So much so I only run light loads now. I'm looking for 20" wheels that are either double wall alloy or vintage ...
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Rear tire has started rubbing frame at one spot

Riding my bike within my suburban residential neighborhood, I felt a shock, like a snap although I don't think anything snapped, followed by a rubbing noise every few seconds. Pedaling and the brakes ...