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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 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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Should the wider wheel be at the front or rear? [duplicate]

I've seen this question answered in other places but I wanted your opinion on my situation. I've got a used mountain bike just today in a shop and the guy kindly put slick tyres on it. Problem is he ...
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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 ...
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Best type of tire for bikepacking

I am going to build a bikepacking bike and was thinking about what type of tires to use, tubulars, clinchers, or tubeless. I own a road bike with clinchers and a cross bike with tubulars, but have ...
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What should I be concerned about changing out wheelsets on a Ritchey Cross bike?

I've got a Ritchey steel cross bike with cantilever brakes and 28mm+ cross tires; could I run a different wheelset with like 25mm road tires? What do I need to be concerned with (brake alignment......
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Can the HED Tomcat wheels be made stronger?

History Bought a new Diamondback Haanjo Comp in mid July, 2016. Rode 220 miles on trails and broke a spoke. I rode another 190 miles on combination of trails, paved and gravel roads, including ...
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How do I remove this Ksyrium hub body?

I want to get into this hub to lubricate the bushing. Every instruction I see on the Internet says to use a 5 mm Allen and a 17 mm wrench. But there is nothing to put a 17 mm wrench on. There is the ...
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How to replace a spoke on a rim with no spoke holes?

Tubeless ready CX-R1 felt wheel. The spokes are sealed from the inside. How and what tools do I need to replace the spokes?
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How to fix a rim, that bent vertically inwards?

The rim is mostly round, but in one place it's bent a little bit (3-5 mm) towards the center. I only found manuals about fixing wheels that are wobbling side to side, but nothing about vertical ...
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Is this change normal?

I have recently had my tyres on my bike changed from mountain bike tyres to road tyres. I was also advised by the man who fixed it that my saddle was too low for me and he raised it. Since these ...
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i need to replace both wheels on a Giant Escape3 which are compatable? [closed]

I need to replace both wheels on my Giant Escape 3 (2016) which ones (700) are compatable?
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Rode on a flat tire - how do I check for possible damage?

Took quite a fall today while riding, big divot in a gravel path right over the peak of a small hill. After replacing the chain and doing a quick inspection, I resumed the 10 mile trip to the car. I ...
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Help in figuring out a replacement rear wheel for Huffy Savannah 27"

I have a Huffy Savannah 27" bike that I bought about 6 years ago and need to find a replacement rear wheel. The bearings went bad, but the rest of the bike is almost brand new. The tire is a 700c x ...
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How to tighten a Fox Thru Axle, Cam Lever/QR Skewer?

The cam lever on my Fox Thru Axle is loose but its unlike the Rockshox axle where you can just tighten it up with a little allen key at the top. (edit from comment below) The quick release lever is a ...
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Pedal extensions for one-legged bikers

I have tried the classical plastic pedal extensions as in the picture. I have tried riding with one foot, but it was a little bit hard pulling up. I was wondering if anyone knows of an extension for a ...
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Are two different tires marked with the same dimensions (700 x 25c) the same size?

Both sets of tires are from different reputable manufactures but the details are the same. ie Clinchers folding etc. I recently changed my tires on a road bike, the clearance on top section of the ...
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Straightening bladed spokes

I have a wheel set with bladed spokes and they regularly become twisted such that the spokes are no longer lined up with their thin side to the wind, as indented. They twist so that the broad side of ...
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How does hub diameter affect aerodynamics?

There is a lot of discussion out there about spoke, rim & tyre drag, but almost nothing concerning the aerodynamics of the hubs. What got me started on this is the fact that road hubs still have ...
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Replacement wheel for “GT Zoot Scoot” kick scooter from the 80s

My scooter takes what looks like a normal bike tire and wheel. I can't seem to find a wheel the right size anywhere. It's got a 10 inch wheel and tire and everywhere I go seems to be 8 or 12 but no 10 ...
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Mongoose front rim size

I have a 1996 mongoose bike and I need to replace the front rim 20x1.95 All I can find is 20x1.75 Can I use a 1.95 tire on a 20x1.75 rim
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Gipiemme Parade Wheels Strange Noise

I have a set of Gipiemme Parade Wheels that look like this: The other day I was getting my bike out of the garage, and I lightly bumped my rear wheel with my foot. The wheel made a strange rattling ...
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700c 28er - same as 29er?

I thought that all 700c/622 wheels were "29er" compatible or basically the same size; 622mm. I had the tire off a Mavic Aksium wheel yesterday and was surprised that it is labeled 700c 28''. Is ...
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Are tall bikes more efficient?

I am considering getting a cruising bike to swap out riding with my existing, shorter mountain bike. I saw one I liked, for several reasons, in the store that is a 29" size. I am tall and could handle ...
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New wheels for Trek 7.3

I broke a spoke on my rear wheel the other day. When I took it to my LBS they recommended replacing the wheel all together; stating that it could no longer be trued effectively because the spokes ...