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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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What if I choose replacement tires narrower than my current tires?

I have been looking for some tires I could buy but I couldn't find exact numbers (My current tires are 27.5 x 2.8) I found one which was 27.5 x 2.10 or should I get one which is 27.5 x 2.1 Both of ...
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Need help understanding wheel sizes [duplicate]

Wheel Diameter: 64cm/25 inch what does this mean? I'm thinking of buying a new bike. but Ive never heard of 25 in wheels. Or is the 64cm a 700c. I've only had 26 in up till now and my knowledge in the ...
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Retrofitting disc brakes on 2000 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC?

I just got an old 2000 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC that still uses rim brakes. I also have this 160mm rotor and this mechanical disc brake caliper. Since none of my wheels have 6 bolt holes to ...
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Does having bigger wheels mean less effort pedaling?

Assuming that we are using a fixed-gear bicycle and width of the wheels are the same, I wondered, does having bigger wheels mean I need to less effort to get from point A to point B in an urban ...
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DT swiss 370 hub ends in a thread, what is is for?

I bought a second hand wheel which has a DT Swiss 370 hub. I miss-thought the hub is for a 135x9 mm axle, but it is not. After finding out that it was not a 9 mm I took a deeper look to the hub and ...
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Clicking front wheel, road bike

The Ms got a new road bike not long ago with an Oval Concepts 527 wheelset. She has a persistent clicking noise coming from the front wheel after only a thousand or 1500 miles, and I can't quite ...
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How to use a single caliper truing stand (vs dual caliper)?

I have used a Park Tool TS2.2 on a bicycle course. It has a caliper for each side of the rim. As you turn the dial, both calipers converge evenly toward the rim. This allows you to know which side of ...
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What kind of rear wheel do I need?

Recently my bike rear wheel was hit by a car at a traffic light. Now it's bent a little and touches the brake. It cannot be fixed by adjusting the spokes and I am going to need a new one. My bike is ...
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What kind of road bike wheels do I need to replace my stolen ones?

I am looking to buy a pair of second-hand wheels, to replace a pair that was stolen off my 2012 road bike, but I'm nervous about compatibility. I'd like to ask how exact I need to be in the following ...
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Gravel Riding: Why gravel wheel over lighter XC mtb wheel?

What is the rationale for using a gravel-specific wheel for a gravel bike over a lighter cross-country mountain bike race wheel? Background I'm looking for a wheel with an internal width of 20mm to ...
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Can I fit a bigger tire on my bike

This is an old 70’s huffy.. with 20" wheel rims and 1.75 tires. I have some 24 inch rims to install, but the pegs are bigger in diameter, so they don’t fit in the fork's dropouts. Are the old type ...
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Help with multiple item compatibility

I have a 2004 Jamis Dakar 3.0 My front wheel was stolen a few weeks ago and since I am not the best at bike mechanics I had a few questions. Wheel: When looking for wheel do I just need to look for ...
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Wind's effect on light rider?

I live in Florida which is flat and often windy. I am a light rider, weighing about 125 pounds (57 kilograms). How significant is the wind push around for someone my size? My wheels are Reynolds ...
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Faster Wheels & Tyres for my Cyclocross bike

I ride a cyclocross bike for commuting but want it to go faster! Instead of buying a new road bike, I'm thinking about new wheels & tyres. My journey is pretty flat at the moment. The currents ...
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How to reassemble Trek 820 rear wheel? [duplicate]

In the process of replacing my gear cassette on my Trek 820 bike I took apart my rear wheel hub and bearings and I have no clue how the parts are supposed to go back together.
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Can 2.40 tires fit a 20 inch rim?

Can 2.40 tires fit a 20 inch rim/wheel. I want move up from 2.35 tires but I'm not sure if I have to buy bigger rims/wheels or if I can ride it with the 20 inch wheels.
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New Cable Anchor Bolt for SunTour Accushift Edge

I got a pretty good condition Trek 400 and it has SunTour Edge components. Unfortunately, the rear Accushift derailleur is missing a cable anchor bolt so I have no way of attaching a cable to it. Are ...
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Why would spokes break at the flange early?

I have a professionally-built Rohloff wheel, 32-spoke, symmetrical, laced to Velocity Dyads with Sapim Race spokes, disc brakes. It is about six years old, built in 2011; but I mostly just use it when ...
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Why mountain bikes had originally 26 inch wheels?

If the road bikes already had "almost" 29 inch wheels, why wouldn't we simply use those stock wheels instead of inventing a new standard? Also, if a pro rider from the 90's rode bigger wheels in ...
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Regarding information about wheel wobble

I have some of those old fashioned mag wheels on a fixed-gear bike. The back one seems to wobble about like mad when riding. A random stranger even pointed out that he could see it wobbling about like ...
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painting a machined rim

I have purchased a handbuilt rear wheel that will be used with a disc brake and never with a rim brake (it has a 6 bolt hub). The rim is a mavic a719. The rim is anodized black but the machined part (...
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what are the widest 700c available(with kevlar)? [closed]

Is it possible to put wider tires on the wheels I have? (original wheels on a Giant hybrid...GX-02 622 x 19) I have 700c x 38mm(Schwinn kevlar tires now). I would like something similar...TIA
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measuring a spoke that's already in a wheel

i have a wheel, and i want a spare spoke to take touring. (it's a front wheel with a disc rotor, i have one for the rotor side but have lost the one i had for the non rotor side) is it possible ...
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Buying a new rear wheel

My rear wheel is very bent and I need a new replacement, but I'm not sure on which wheel I'm supposed to get for my bike I was told I could get a freewheel but I don't know what that means. I assumed ...
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Wobbly wheel - spokes or bearings

A little while ago my son's bike had a wobbly rear wheel. I tightened up some spokes which improved the problem but didn't remove it. Eventually I took it into my LBS who immediately diagnosed a ...
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There don't seem to be many (or any?) carbon wheels for 9 speed bikes

I have a 9 speed Shimano Sora road bike and I would like to get some nicer wheels without upgrading the bike or anything else at the same time. Carbon wheels seem to mostly (or entirely) 10/11sp? ...
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Is centering axle by eye good enough?

I took apart my shimano m770 front and rear hubs, and removed both (!!) cones on each axle. When reassembling everything I ran into the issue of re-centering the axles (so that the rims run in the ...
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Central axis motor or wheel motor for conversion to electric bike? [duplicate]

I'm planning to convert my "mechanical" bike into an E-bike for riding long distances to work, and I would like to buy only the motor kit since I already have the bike. I can see that I have two ...
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Fitting tires on Reynolds Strike SLG

I've been trying to fit Michelin Power Competition (AirComp inners) onto a set of Strike's. (I'm certain these are true, they were default fitted with other tires, and these had 0% wobble.) Let's just ...
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Maximum efficient wheel weight for a bicycle?

I am designing a bicycle that can generate electricity for a science project at school. My design incorporates a flywheel. You see, flywheels are used in cars. In essence, these are regular wheels, ...
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bigger tires smaller bike [duplicate]

If my bike currently has 24 inch wheels, will 26 inch wheels fit? I have a cruiser with 24 inch wheels an I want to put 26 inch wheels on it, I am not sure they will they fit.
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My rear wheel keeps getting side to side wobble issues. Can it be too much pannier weight?

It's now already the second time that the rear wheel has issues with side to side wobble and I would like to understand why this is happening. The first time I had a bike mechanic to tune the true ...
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Wheels don't move freely after installing pinhead skewers

So I just installed pinhead locking skewers on my bike, using the instruction manual. But the wheels now have a large amount of friction. I installed all the pieces as tightly as possible, could that ...
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Where is the rear wheel quick-release mechanism on my bike?

Below are two pictures of my road bike's rear wheel (from the left and the right-hand side). As you can easily notice the tire is flat, and I suspect the tube needs to be changed since it's an old ...
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Labour cost in building a wheel

What is the labour cost or time involved in building a wheel. I want to use a different hub with an existing wheel
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How do I find a replacement rear axle? [duplicate]

My back wheel stopped free wheeling so we took out the back wheel and opened the hub to find that the axle is bent. So we threw away the axle and thought to replace wheel. Now I know the axle can be ...
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How do i know which wheels will fit my bike?

my bike is: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/xtc-27dot5-2-2014 and everything I have came with the bike, only now the axle of the rear wheel bent and the skewer has lost its grooves. and I would ...
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Changing wheel size on Jamis Aurora Elite to 26"?

Jamis Aurora Elite comes with disk brakes on 700c wheels. I am wondering is it possible to put 26 inch wheels on? Since it has disk brakes, I can't see any issues with fitting the brakes. Only ...
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What do I need to look for when buying a new rear wheel?

This is my bike: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/xtc-27dot5-2-2014 Stock rear wheel axle in the hub is broken. I couldn't find replacement axle so I need a new wheel. I want to use my old disc ...
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Rear hub loose after several days in the car

Hi all – I'm a bike newbie here with what is hopefully a minor problem and would appreciate some help diagnosing what went wrong before I try to fix it myself / bring it to an LBS. I packed a road ...
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How secure are Security Wheel Skewers like Zéfal Lock'n'Roll?

I'm looking for a reliable locking system for my wheels to prevent being stolen, specifically for the front wheel as I always attach the rear one together with the frame with the U-lock. I look for ...
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Used wheels - corrosion or dried rim tape adhesive?

I recently bought some used Fulcrum CPX 4.5 off eBay. They seem to be in pretty good condition, the hub is fine and wheel runs true etc. However, I noticed that when I moved them I heard dust rolling ...
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What do i need to know about buying a new back wheel for my mountain bike

I'm trying to buy a new wheel for my mountain bike and I went online and was lost in the different specs of the wheels. I currently have a 1×9 on the bike. I don't know anything else about the ...
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Is it worth upgrading my wheels on a commuter? [closed]

I'm looking at some Fulcrum racing 5 wheels but Im not sure if they would serve my daily rider better or my weekend bike. My daily work commuter is a Giant Escape and my weekend bike (mainly for ...
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what's the reason for different front and rear tire sizes on a XC MTB?

i just received my Moots Mooto X RSL, which i had previously ordered--it's a titanium 29" hardtail, spec'd for XC racing (eg, an upright geometry w/ 100 mm travel on ff, fairly high head angle & ...
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Rear tire wobbling and feels “tight.” Is it likely to be axle issue or no?

I've noticed that my bike's rear tire has slowly been downgrading, and beginning to wobble more and more. I took no notice of it because it did not affect the bike riding at first, but slowly started ...
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When I pedal they keep shifting forward randomly but not moving the bike forward [duplicate]

When I try to pedal fast or hard or just put any sort of pressure to move the pedals foward they seem to give out, randomly jerking forward and not making the bike wheel move. https://drive.google....
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What kind of a nut is this holding my front wheels?

What is this kind of a nut called? I have some rusty ones on a road bike I bought second hand and would like to replace the rusty bits myself if possible.
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Is WTB Tubeless Compatible System rim incompatible with clinchers?

WTB is offering a rim/rim design described as conforming to a standard, the Tubeless Compatible System. The rim has a rounded well over the spokes along the center. Is this rim incompatible with ...
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Replacing rims with a 3mm effective diameter difference - can spokes be reused?

I'm planning to change the rims from 27.5 (ERD=566mm) to 27.5+ (ERD=563mm). Will I be able to reuse the spokes in this case, or is it worth getting new ones?