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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Mavic Cosmic SLS - carbon separation

Some aero’ wheels are an aluminium rim with a carbon fibre shroud. On a Mavic Cosmic SLS rear wheel, I’ve found that the carbon fibre shroud is separating from the aluminium rim. Just visible in the ...
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What is the “nipple head height” of a DT Swiss Squorx nipple?

What is the nipple head height of a DT Swiss Squorx Nipple? I am building a wheel and to calculate the ERD, I must first figure out what the "nipple head height" is. The rim of choice is a ...
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Raleigh Twenty front wheel removal

I'm trying to change the tires on a c. 1971 Raleigh Twenty, and I cannot for the life of me get the front wheel off: nuts are loosened, dynamo/basket support/mudguards all disengaged, but it won't ...
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Rear wheel losing alignment

I've got an issue where my rear wheel is coming out of alignment. I can get it aligned just fine when seating it on the floor. When I close the skewer, everything looks good. I can bounce the bike up ...
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Slight play/jiggle in rear wheel, bolt speed-thru axle is fully tightened?

Bike is a Cannondale Topstone Ultegra RX2. Rear hub is a Formula RXC-400, 12x142 centerlock. I got a flat rear tire on a ride and swapped the tube. When I retightened the thru axle I noticed that ...
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Rear wheel keeps ending up squint, axel on cassette side lateral movement?

I have an old(?) 2010 Carrera Vulcan MTB and the rear derailleur hanger broke a few months ago (my son accidentally bashed it with his bike). Even though the bike is old, it has not really seen much ...
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Bike makes noise while 2 out of 3 gears

I assembled a new bike. It rides smooth in first gear but makes a particular noise in 2nd and 3rd gear. It doesn't seem to be from the wheel because it's not there if I turn the wheels in air, but it ...
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DT SWISS 1800C Spline converting from 142-12mm to 135-10mm thru bolt

I'm building up my AWOL 2016 model and bought new wheels and front fork. With the front wheel I have no issue, but the back wheel presents a small problem. The wheels i bought are DT Swiss C 1800 ...
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Rear wheel of child’s bicycle

This bicycle is perhaps 25 years old, I have stored it in my attic. My wife and I recently got in down from the attic for an upcoming visit by our granddaughter. The problem is that the rear wheel ...
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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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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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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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Is it worth completely replacing my track wheelset?

I own and commute on a 2009 KHS Flite100, bought used. Since purchasing it, I have spent around $250 getting it up to scratch, with new tires, pedals, saddle, and other small but worthwhile upgrades. ...
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What to upgrade on a Raleigh MV7? 20"

I am undecided to upgrade the BB and crank or change a wheelset. Any advice on what might help me spend less effort pedaling? I actually find a steel 26" MTB easier to pedal.
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9 Speed Shimano cassette on 10+ speed hub

I've got a 2010 Specialized Tricross with a mostly original drivetrain and wheels. Notably for this question: Front derailleur: Shimano Tiagra Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore LX Chainset: Shimano ...
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Bicycle rear wheel cracking sound

https://streamable.com/7q86n7 I have a new bike that makes a cracking sound when cycling. We tried people of all sizes and the rear wheel makes this cracking sound. Anyone has any idea what can be the ...
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Tricycle wheels won't turn when pedaling

I have a tricycle that I just changed the tubes on all wheels. Went to ride it and the pedals will just turn but not engage the chain or wheels. Chain is on correctly, wheels are on the same side as ...
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How to fix bearing cup for fixings loose wobbly wheel hub of old bicycle?

I have watched videos for Bicycle Freewheel Disassembly/Assembly, and disassembled my damaged bicycle. The back wheel of it started to Cranking, and by opening its part based of this video instruction:...
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Buying new wheels for Evo Sport E5 cyclocross to fit slimmer tires

I've read some similar posts on this topic but would like to check that I understood correctly. A replacement of my stock Tracer 700x33c tires on my Specialized Evo E5 Sport cyclocross is overdue and ...
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What weave is the carbon of this carbon wheel?

what weave is this carbon wheel? the brake track and rim are of different weaves? please explain, thanks.
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What are my options - TA to QR conversion

I’ve just bought these wheels on gumtree and didn’t realise they were thru axle as I require quick release for my cx bike (BH RX team cross 2014 https://issuu.com/bhbikesusa/docs/bh_bikes_2014-...
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Front wheel buzzing intermittently

Just tried fixing up a 2007 Land Rover Kaikas MTB, that cost £400 (about $530) when it was new. The front wheel makes an intermittent buzzing sound, that usually lasts around 2 - 5 seconds, and might ...
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What's a good hub for ultra bikepacking races?

I've now twice had the body of the rear hub destroyed during bikepacking racing (999 Miglia 2017 and Race Around Denmark 2018). I'm currently using Zipp 303 Disc with 177D hubs from 2016 and it seems ...
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Wheels keep getting buckled

I have a touring bike with one side-bag on the back frame. On average I cycle 60 miles a week. How often do I need to buy new wheels? As of late I keep buckling both wheels. Can anyone please help ...
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Difference between Mavic Deemax Ultimate 2011 and latest version

Have an offer to get Mavic Deemax Ultimates from 2011 for my downhill bike. They cost half as much as the current model. Can anyone tell me what the changes are compared to the current models?
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Back wheel cannot turn.

I have an ONYX ONE 29' cruiser bike. It's a really big bike and it has rear wheel brakes. I recently removed the back wheel with a power tool, for I tried to remove it with a wrench, and it wouldn't ...
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How to model the dynamic tension distribution of a loaded bicycle wheel?

Jobst Brandt has in his book The Bicycle Wheel the results of a computer simulation of the dynamic tension distribution in a loaded bicycle wheel. However, the code of the simulation is not available. ...
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28-spoke wheel lost tension, what now?

I bought a nice e-bike. Unfortunately, it has only 28 spokes front and rear. The spokes seem to be 2mm straight gauge. The double wall aluminum rims do not have double eyelets / sockets. The hubs are ...