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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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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?
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Freehub body wiggles

This is a OEM wheel from a 2014 Salsa El Mariachi Single Speed, called a "Salsa 2, Singlespeed" hub, which I believe is made by Formula. The freehub body "wiggles" (the thing that my fingers are ...
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changing 26 to 700 wheels on mountain bike?

I have a nice colnago mountain bike w/26 wheels and disc brakes; am thinking of changing to 700 wheels as i am 6'3" and bike feels somewhat small. would this negatively affect ride, handling, ...
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Adding pedals & training wheels to this balance bike?

Is there any way to add pedals & training wheels to this balance bike?
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Why are 36-spoke wheels a touring thing?

I've been looking at tourers recently and they tend to have 36 spoke wheels (as does my hybrid on the back after I broke my original rim). What I don't understand is why high spoke counts aren't used ...
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Importance of tire width

How much of an impact does tire width have on the performance of a bicycle? I am in the process of buying my first real bicycle and am having trouble deciding between a more traditional road bike ...
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1970-80's Roadmaster bike makes a clicking noise when turning right

A 70's/80's Roadmaster Pursuit bike makes a clicking noise when turning right. It doesn't make any noise when riding straight or turning left. It doesn't seem to matter how close the turn is. I have ...
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Stats for stock wheels on Btwin Triban 540 [closed]

I'd like to know the specs of the wheels that I currently have (weight specifically), which are present on every lower end BTwin road bike. The only information decathlon seem to list for their ...
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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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Seating issues with plastic wheels

On a Thule Chariot Trailer (back when sold as Trek), it came with the plastic wheels. I got it second hand so I assume the tires are stock. The tires are rated for 55 psi, but they slip off the ...
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trueing front bicycle wheel

Just got a brand new mountain bike and the front wheel is so out off true spin it looks undesirable. But I know it can be fixed. I have the tools for it . my question is, can I just remove the front ...
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26 x 1.75 front wheel will work on a bike with a 26 x 1.95 rear wheel size?

I got a 26 x 1.75 front wheel. Tire and tube 26 x 1.75. Upon further inspection, (I got confused) The existing rear wheel and tire is 26 x 1.95. Will the front wheel size be okay to use?
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Does the giant atx 2 2017 model have quick release wheels or thru axle wheels? [closed]

Just wanna know if the giant atx 2 has quick release wheels or thru axle
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What is the technical name for the push-on type of wheels that are found on some bicycle trailers?

The trailer wheels have their own axle that stays in place via a spring-loaded ball bearing. (They are quite different from the various axles usually found on bicycles themselves; those have some ...
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Rebuild or replace rear wheel on Giant Escape 2 (2016)?

I've had my Giant Escape 2 for just under a year. I do a 10 mile daily commute (total) in the hilly/crappy-road Atlanta area. I weigh 205 and carry 10-20 lbs of stuff in panniers on a rear rack. So as ...
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Can and should I sell a bike without wheels?

I know it is quite easy to sell a road bike that's ready to ride away, as sites like eBay are full of them. But how easy, practical and lucrative is it to sell a road bike minus the wheels? Why do I ...
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How do I true Kinetix Pro wheels?

I have a pair of Kinetix Pro wheels on my Dahon folder. The front wheel has developed a wobble, so I got out my spoke key to fix it and.... there are no spoke nipples next to the rim. (The slight ...
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What's the smallest possible tube that will work with my bikes?

I've seen questions concerning tube size but I haven't found anything matching what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to buy a few tubes to keep around for trails-side emergencies when mountain biking....
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130mm hub on 135mm frame

I'm looking to upgrade the wheels on my touring bike to a lighter set of road wheels. The frame is aluminum. According to Sheldon Brown you should be able to just put extra spacers between the ...
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Replacing a rear wheel bicycle axle. How should I do it?

I bought a second hand bike a few weeks ago.. sadly the rear wheel axle broke. I want to replace it, but since the bike is a little old (maybe 30 years old. it's a monark, a swedish known brand) I'm ...
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Is there such thing as a 28 inch wheel?

I'm looking at puncture-resistant tires and I see Schwalbe Marathons* listed for size 28 x 1 1/2. Are there 28 inch wheels? If not, what size is that meant to fit? ( * Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 440 ...
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How to lace a 36 hole 4x9 groupped spokes?

does anybody have any information on how to lace a 36 hole 4x9 grouped spokes? I am thinking to buy a set of rims of this make, but I am not sure how to lace it. Can I cross the spokes or do I have ...
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Why do spoke nipples keep falling out?

I have a road bike with road tires. I commute on a paved trail that is fairly bumpy through a couple places due to roots pushing the asphalt up. My problem is that about once every week or two, I ...
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Dent in bearing cone, try to get a new one, or can I keep riding like this?

So I opened my rearhub, because there was a lot of dirt in there after 4000 kilometers usage and I found that there is a little dent in the bearing cone. When I slide a bearing ball over that "dent" I ...
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Common for spoke nipple head to rust but not nipple body?

Is it common to see spoke nipples with heads rusted only on the side toward the hub, but not on the spoke body? I'm working through all the spokes on my front wheel, inspecting and spoke prepping all ...
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What kind of wheels use spoke washers/nipple washers?

Just that, what kind of wheels use spoke washers? Is this a nice addition to any old wheel, or are certain rims designed to use these? Would these perhaps help with a damaged spoke hole in a rim? I'...
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What kind of wheels need different nipple for front vs. rear?

I'm shopping for spoke nipples and I see some described as specifically for front or for rear. Is this just a marketing tactic, or do some wheels need different ones like this?
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Difference between 22x635 and 40x635 wheels/inner tubes?

Today I had my first encounter with the wildly variegated world of inner tubes / tires / wheels sizes. My wheel shows this, no info readable on the tire: I already discovered that 28x1.5 and 28x1 1/2 ...
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How do you know if your wheel is correctly centered?

I am from India and I have a one month old commuter bicycle. I have once tried adjusting front wheel using the quick release, but I haven't removed the tire. How do I know if the wheel is correctly ...
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Wheel advice/information [closed]

I just bought a Top Fuel 9, 2016, 27.5. It came with Bontrager Mustang Pro wheels. Where would I find the specs for these wheels? I am thinking of upgrading the wheel set. Any suggestions for ...
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Picking an inner tube size [duplicate]

So I need to replace my inner tube as it got destroyed beyond any repair I can make (a hole right under the valve) but unfortunately I dont know what size the inner tube should be and I cannot figure ...
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Feeling of friction on back wheel. Wheel nuts on too tight?

The bike is an Avanti Discovery 8 which is a hybrid with a 8 speed Shimano in-hub gearing system. The problem is I feel like there is definite friction on the back wheel. Spinning it freely it just ...
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How tell if spokes too tight without tensionometer

Is there a way to tell if a spoke or spokes are too tight, if you don't have access to a tensionometer? I had to tighten several, and obviously I don't want them too tight, otherwise you risk broken ...
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Remove rounded nuts/bolts from wheel on old bike

I have an old bike I need to repair (including flat tyres!) Unfortunately it has rounded nuts on it and can't seem to unscrew them. Is there an easy non expensive way to remove them without damaging ...
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What to do to quiet with this clunking, clicking, and banging front wheel

A week ago I wiped out on some ice. When I got back on my bike I heard a new clicking that, as I rode, turned into clunking. It sounded random, not occurring according to a pattern, and it sped up as ...
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How to remove rear hub covers

I'm trying to service my DT Swiss wheels. I watched some videos that show how to grease cartridge bearings but don't understand how to get to them. I tried to unscrew the ends using two adjustable ...
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Changing wheel size when adding ebike kit to tricycle

I have a 20" wheel trike I plan to motorize. Can I add a 24" or 26" Hub front wheel motor and can I mix the front and rear tire sizes? What are the consequences for stability and cornering? I am new ...
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Can I use tubeless tires on Araya DM-27.5 Black 32 hole Rims?

Rookie question, apologies in advance. I have a Saracen Mantra hardtail with Araya DM-27.5 Black 32 hole Rims. I currently have Schwalbe Rapid Rob tires on both front and back. The tires are very bad ...
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What wheels can I buy that fit this Shimano UG 5 speed freewheel?

I am refurbishing an old 70s/80s bicycle, I have everything ready but the wheels, what set of wheels should I purchase that will fit this freewheel from Shimano?
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Disadvantages of using QR->Thru Axle Adapters?

I have a 100x15 front 142x12 rear cyclocross frame. I'm considering getting mid range wheels with quick releases that come with thru axle adapters. The wheels are lighter and better than most options ...
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What is a taco?

I figure that "tacoing" is a typo but I can't work out what it should be. What is a taco, or tacoing a wheel? Originally from this question
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What else will need replaced when I replace my wheel set on my vintage KHS road bike?

I am needing to get a new wheelset for my vintage KHS road bike. I have been looking into it and to get my 6-speed cassette to work with the Shimano 501 wheels it looks like I will need to get a ...
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Can I fit a 26x3.5 tire on a 26x4.0 rim?

i have a sondors bike that comes with a 4.0 fat tire. i am tring to find a street tire for my fat boy i only found one and its 3.5 not 4.0 STREET TIRE
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Servicing a Vuelta XRP Disc Hub

I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the freehub body off of this hub. Everything I can find online about the Vuelta hubs says that I should be able to stick a 5mm hex key into both sides ...
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How do I remove the wheels from my bike (not a typical nut)?

I just bought a used Kona Roundabout bike and I can't figure out how to remove the wheels. I've never seen this connection before. The same connection is on both the front and rear wheels and ...
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Folding Bike tires going flat

I have a Miele Compatto folding bike and the tire and rim size are currently 20" x 1.50. I find that the tubes don't last very long (at most 15 km) I get a lot of flats. Should I increase the tire ...
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Raleigh Twenty wheel/rim replacement options

What replacement wheels/rims that can be fitted into Raleigh Twenty bike are available these days? Below I focus my requirements on the rims as they are probably easier to come by than complete ...
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What is an asymmetric wheel and why would you use it?

Campagnolo advertises the Khamsin Asymmetric Wheel: What is an asymmetric wheel and (given that we expect wheels to be symmetrical), why would one want an asymmetrical one? How is it related to dish?
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Replacement parts for Trek 7.3

My bicycle was stripped of parts (both wheels, seat post and saddle) outside my house and I'd like to replace them myself as the shop is looking for a huge sum of money to do it. This isn't the ...
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Why not have the bearings in the forks themselves with through-axles?

Given that we're moving away from QRs to through-axles - partly driven by the torque needs of disc brakes, why not follow the natural progression and move the wheel bearings from the hub to the forks ...