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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 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 ...
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What type of wheel fits a 700x38 tire

I have a Kent brand fixie bike with 700x38c tires and I am looking for a new front wheel what size should I buy
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Can a 12x142 rear hub and 15mm front hub be converted to 9mm quick release with an adapter?

I need to replace a pair of 26er mtb wheels and want to see if my qr fork and frame can be adapted for through axle hubs.
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Making the pedals on my kid's bike rotate when I push so he'll learn to pedal

I bought a 12" bike with support wheels for my kid. He is 2.5 years old. He is not pedaling the bike, so I push the bike from the back. The bike moves forward, the wheels rotate, but the pedals do not ...
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Spoke Length +- 1mm

Okay, so, I'm building my first set of wheels and the general consensus that I've found is that it's typically safer to round down when dealing with oddly sized spoke lengths. I have my front wheel ...
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how wide 28“ can be ? or how to beat mountain trails with 28”

I have an hybrid bike with 28 in wheels and 40 mm wide tires. The problem is that the recommended pressure is 70 psi. They are quite thin compared to mountain bike tires and that pressure makes me ...
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Two spokes broke in 10 days interval on rear wheel, should I worry?

I am the proud owner of a Commencal FCB 2016 and I haven't had to do much maintenance since I've bought it a few months ago. But that was until two weeks ago. I decided to change tyres to better fit ...
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Do 27.5“ wheels fit a 29” mtb?

Do 27.5" wheels fit a 29" mtb? The 29er is with disc brakes. If they fit, is there any other problem
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Can I use a 650cc tire on a 27x1 1/4 rim?

I just got these brand-new, never-touched CONTINENTAL HIGH PERFORMANCE road tires and went to install them on my bike when realized they seemed just a bit to small for my 27x 1 1/4" rim, so I checked ...
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Fit thinnest road tyres (fat ones at present) to terrain bike Outpost GT [duplicate]

Can someone please decipher into common language this wheel/tire info? Rough wheel dimns (by measurement) apprx 57 cm largest dia. x 25mm apprx rim width. To fit H/E rim? Tyre fitted Kenda K898-005 54-...
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Why do deep section front wheels get pushed around in crosswinds?

If a bike with a deep front wheel or a front diskwheel were to receive crosswinds with a 90 degree yaw angle handling would not be affected since the pressure would be equally distributed among the ...
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Rear wheel drop-out adjustment (1-speed)

I've got round to my Twenty/Shopper and besides replacing the tyre also went ahead and got a new KMC chain. Of course, the links were somewhat shorter, and so I couldn't cut it just right without ...
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Derailleur hanger

I would like to upgrade my derailleur and use a derailleur hanger for my next derailleur. Currently I have an old type of derailleur and so, the wheel does not sit back properly. I have had many ...
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how do I adjust the wheel?

I've just fixed my flat tire on the front wheel and now I found out that if I try to push the wheel to the sides it kind of moves a little. it feels like it's not secured to the hub. How do I fix that?...
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After bump, bicycle feel as though tyre is flat (it is not)

I ride a 1970s steel-framed french racing bike. A couple of days ago I went over a small pothole whilst leaning on the front brakes at some speed, and although nothing happened it's since felt strange ...
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How to tell if a newly built bicycle wheel is safe to ride?

I recently finished building my first ever bicycle wheel, and now I'm planning to test ride it. Since this is my first wheel build I want to safely test it to ensure that the wheel won't fail ...
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Shimano 11-Speed Freehub onto 10-Speed Hub

I have Dura Ace 7801 10-speed wheels. Can I install a Shimano 11-speed free hub onto the 7801 hub?
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How can I find my wheel size

I was wondering if anyone could help me find out what size rear wheel I need to buy as a replacement (wheel is EXTREMELY out of true) as I cant seem to find it. Bike: REACTION HYBRID HPA PRO 400 ...
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What is the most effective way to upgrade my Cervelo S2?

I bought my Cervelo S2 2013 model a few years ago. It has Shimano 105 groupset and brakes, and originally Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels which I have upgraded for Planet X Carbon 45mm wheels. The rest of ...
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Is there a spoke light that is ultrabright? [closed]

I love the setup this guy demos here as it is attention-grabbing and is visible from all directions, however I'm wondering what options I have with ultrabright spoke lights. The description says they ...
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Asymmetric wheel. Which side should the “asymmetry” be on?

I'm currently building a front wheel based on a WTB i35 rim. This is an asymmetric rim, and you can see a picture of it below. As you see, one side is larger than the other, and I was wondering which ...
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Strategy for safe spoke removal

Let's say someone had a heavy, overly strong front wheel on their re-purposed mtb. 26" wheel, 36 spokes. What would be a safe pattern to follow to remove between 6 and 12 spokes?
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Could I have deformed the wheel of my new bike by being too heavy?

I bought a new hybrid bike (Saracen urban X2) and after two days, the rim of rear wheels got trouble. The shape of the wheel slightly changed from circle to earth like shape. A very little but I can ...
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Do deep section wheels sound different?

I normally ride regular 700c alloy wheels around town and for sport. Not deep section in any way. They're great, no noise or complaints. Recently I got a pair of really nice mid section wheels (Zipp ...
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Why do some bicycles have much bigger wheels than most motorcycles?

Let's consider a mountain bike and a motorcycle. Each one has a need to be as usable as possible and overcome obstacles more effectively. Larger wheels usually mean greater cross-country ability. So ...
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Why might my inner tubes be getting consistently punctured?

I recently had a flat and replaced the inner tube. It pumps up just fine, but then when I leave it and come back it's completely flat. I replaced the tube twice more, with the same result each time. ...
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Presta valve in a Schrader rim hole: How to use / do I need a rim hole reducer?

I have a road bike here with 622-16 wheels and Schrader valves. As I needed to replace a tube, I found that most options in the 622-23 size use Presta valves. I read around a bit and found people ...
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Is this wheel built incorrectly?

I am swapping around some hubs, and this means rebuilding two wheels, a 20" and a 26", both 36 spoke and both were done standard cross-3 lacing. Here's how the 26" wheel hub looks after assembly. ...
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What does the truing “release tension” step do?

What tension is being released? Between what and what? Context: I've seen it said, as part of wheel truing, that after you've gotten it where you want it you should release tension then recheck ...