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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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How to tell how many speeds a wheel is designed for

Let's say I have a freehub wheel with no cassette. How do I determine how many sprockets it's designed for? In particular, the wheel in question is a Mavic Aksium. Looking at the manufacturer's ...
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Replacing Schwinn Rim spokes

I need to replace my rim spokes for Schwinn 28" men and women's bikes which size do I order? and where can I order them? thanks
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Swap 7-speed for 9-speed

I have a Giant Defy 9-speed road bike, and a thief stole the front wheel. I found a good deal on a set of used Bontrager (Edit: Mavic Aksium) wheels, so I bought them as a set. I want to swap both ...
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Santa Cruz Chameleon tire and wheel choice

I’m thinking about upgrading to a Santa Cruz Chameleon. The majority of the time I would be using it to bike to school. For the amount of times I actually go mountain biking, I can just change the ...
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What happened to double eyelets?

Whenever I talk with old wrenches about wheelbuilding, they always seem to talk about double eyeleted rims as the pinnacle of strength and quality. However, it seems most modern, high-end rims have no ...
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Raleigh Alpine 4.2 Shimano front wheel and rear brakes assembly

Hi I recently purchased a Raleigh Alpine 4.2 Shimano. I am having a bit of difficulty with assembling the bike. Would anyone be able to assist with fitting the front wheel. I have included pictures ...
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Wheel size: 650 to 700

I have a Trek Speed concept series 7 frame size XS triathlon bike which is fitted with 650 size wheels. However I was wondering if I could at all put 700 wheels/tyres on, as when I brought it 2nd hand ...
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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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I have got 29er tires and I want to upgrade to 29 plus

Hi I am just about to take delivery on a new bike (Carrera Hellcat) with 29 inch wheels however I want to upgrade to 29 plus wheels and I have found some tires that will work but will my normal inner ...
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Does dropping off a 4" kerb damage wheels?

Every day I ride off a kerb from the pavement onto the road (about a 4" drop) on a pretty standard commuter bike with 26" tires. (I could get off, or ride around, but it's a pain…) Is this a good ...
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Stuck lock-nut on one side of the axle, can't push the axle out from the other side

So, I have a stuck lock nut on one side of my front axle, and I can't seem to get the axle out pushing on the other side. I need some pointers on diagnosing and repairing this. The bike is a Merida ...
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Can I install 11 speed cassette on 10 speed hub by skipping last cog?

I have got Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 speed on carbon tubular wheels. For indoor trainer use I am going to buy regular wheels and use a special trainer tyre for it. I found a cheap rear wheel for it, ...
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Which rim tape size fits my bike?

I need to replace the rim tape of my back wheel as it's pretty damaged and it's popping my wheels all the time. Finally made sense of the cause and I'm in need of a replacement. However, I'm unsure of ...
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Rear axle swap on Mavic hub

Is it possible to change the rear axle from a 12x142 thru axle to a 9x135 qr on a Mavic Ksyrium wheel?
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Hit by a car bent rim

I have a new 199.99 Schwinn I got from Wal-Mart a few months ago. Just the other day, a lady didn't stop for me and knocked me off my bike. The front wheel was stuck under her SUV, rest of the bike ...
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What to do with the new parts on an old bike I want to dump?

Three years ago I bought a second hand bike, which I used for cycling on average 10 miles a day (mostly commuting). It turned out to have many problems, so over time I replaced many of the parts on it ...
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Changing wheels on Scott 960 - will 29" 12 x 142 fit

I've recently bought a set of wheels I'm hoping to change over to for a Scott 960 (2014). The specs of the bike are here https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Scott/Scale-960,13562 I wasn'...
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Clicking noise in rear wheel that stops on load. Bearings?

The bike is a Merida Speeder 10 flatbar and about a month old. I've noticed a rhythmic clicking from the rear wheel. At first I thought the wheel may be bent and the break pads were catching, but ...
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Can I reuse an old rim to build a new wheel?

So, theoretically, can I strip an old rear 700c wheel of its rim and then use same (aluminum) rim to build a wheel with a different hub and different spokes? I'm aware that stressed aluminum is ...
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Breaking spokes very often at J bend

I have a urban commuter bike. Since last couple of months, the spokes at the rear wheel keep breaking after each ride. I changed the broken spokes couple of times. Also I replaced all the spokes. Same ...
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Can standard cartridge wheel bearings “shrink” over time?

My front wheel has started to wobble a bit at the hub and it's most noticeable when braking at the lights, as the front wheel is doing like a "pulsing" sound when braking - like as if the wheel is off ...
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Can a hub casing be warped/bent?

For a couple weeks now, my commuter bike has been creaking ominously while I pedal, and just the other day, the rear wheel began to wobble up to a full centimeter to either side (rubbing the frame) ...
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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 ...