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 do these rim numbers mean?

I just noticed these numbers on the inside of my Reynolds AR58 carbon wheel (see picture). The left paragraph seems to provide information about the product and manufacturing date/place. Does anybody ...
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What tyres will fit this ebike rim? [duplicate]

Out of an impulse buy - I now have a complete ebike kit with battery. Originally I wanted this to be put on a mountain bike but upon seeing how little the rim is - I don't think any mountain bike ...
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Replacement front wheel for Fastroad SL-1 2019

I'm looking for a replacement front wheel for a Giant Fastroad SL-1 from 2019. I'd like to replace it with the same wheel or something with similar specs if possible. The wheel is labelled as a SR2-...
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Pashley Pickle child's tricycle wheel rims to buy?

Currently refurbishing a child's Pashley Pickle tricycle and need replacement wheel rims described in specs as 16" x 1 3/8" - anyone know where I can buy them or what type are needed please?
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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 ...
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Which tire is compatible with DT swiss c 1850 wheel

Currently my bike Canyon Inflite SL7.0 has dt swiss c 1850 spline wheels which using Schwalbe 33-622 (28x1.3) size tire which is hard to find in India. Also, I have done 50T chainring conversation on ...
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Should I replace all wheel bearings when only some are worn?

I just ripped apart my mom's mountain bike's rear hub. One of the bearings was incredibly rough, so I replaced it, and the other one was smooth, but didn't turn very easily. Since I didn't have a ...
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How to remove non drive side cap on Vision 35 wheel

There is an annoying squeak coming from the bearing on the non-drive side of my Vision 35 wheel. I had the lbs replace the bearings 4 months ago (the wheel was only 5 months new at that time) at ...
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Any advice for wobbly/slightly bent bicycle rims on older bicycle?

I have an older RWC Female bicycle that I bought second hand a year ago and it has now in the past weeks began to feel extremely wobbly and shaky when I am riding it. It feels as if both the front and ...
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Dent in the wheel - is this bad?

While putting back a tire without appropriate tools (screwdriver...), I made a dent in the wheel (aluminum, I think). Is this bad ? Do I risk more than a puncture driving with this ? It looks like ...
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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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Why do my front wheel/disc brakes squeal/moan when NOT braking

1 year old Trek 520 with mechanical disc brakes. When I am pushing the bike around, both with and without loaded panniers, the front wheel frequently makes a low pitched "squealing" sound--...
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700 wheels on bike made for 27" wheels

I just bought an older road bike with 27" wheels. I am curious if I can mount 700 wheels (typical road size) on it. Has anyone ever done this? The main reason I am interested in doing this is so ...
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How do you evaluate a wheelset?

I'd like to upgrade my wheels but beyond the price, I'm not sure how to compare different options or even to tell if a given wheel is an upgrade or a downgrade from my current wheelset. I'm looking ...
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Can I put a 2.3 mountain bike tire on what now has a 2.10 tire. 26 inch [duplicate]

I do see room for a 2.3 in front but in the rear, I don't think I could go any higher than 2.20 or 2.25. Both rims currently have 2.10 tires on a 2006 Santa Cruz Blur
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Can 700x28c wheels and tires fit in my MTB frame?

I have an old Giant MTB frame. It's got typical oversized aluminum tubing but with roadbike-esque triangle shapes. It's disc-brake compatible and I want to turn it into a commuter bike. The rear end ...
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What is 10x135 QR?

So, just before the standards changed I finished building a very fancy TD bike with 9mm dropouts that I now want a new rear wheel for. I can't seem to find many nice 9mm hubs anymore, but I'm finding ...
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Quick release prevents wheel spinning freely

I just got brand new wheels for my road bike. All was looking great until I tightened the quick release on the front wheel (not too tight, I can close it with just my thumb and one finger) and now ...
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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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Hard to diagnose noise/squeaking

So I've been on a journey to fix a worrying squeaking noise that is impossible to replicate on a stand. When I am cycling, the rhythmic squeaking noise seems to come from the front on the bike, but I ...
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Best way to strengthen a wheel?

I'm a relatively heavy chap - 95kg or so. (15 stone, 210 pounds) I've got a commuter bike which uses a NuVinci N360 hub. The hub itself is quite heavy at 2.5kg and I suspect contributes to what is ...
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Can this rear wheel be straightened or does it need to be replaced?

This happened on a month old hybrid bike with 350km on it. I unluckily got the back wheel stuck in a grille when getting off a sidewalk. The wheel now wobbles a lot and keeps hitting the rear V-brakes ...
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Is this spoke tension too low?

I am building a wheel and it is (pretty much) perfectly dished Spoke tension calculator measurements say: However, my wheel required a lot of offset to get the dish correct. My park tool TM-1 ...
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Doubts about Tire compatibility on my wheels? [duplicate]

I want to get a pair of 26 x 2.1 tires for my Bicycle. My wheels are compatible with these dimensions. A reputable store near me offers 26x1.95 tires. I am pretty sure that 1.95s are compatible with ...
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Wheel position in track-style horizontal rear forkends

I recently acquired a cheap used single speed bike with track-style horizontal rear forkends. My question is, how far back in the forkend can I safely position the wheel, before it is too far back? ...
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Is my wheel broken?

The other day my inner tube suffered a blow out and I'm wondering if this is the cause One side of the joint in the wheel seems to have come out of alignment and now there is a sharp bit sticking out....
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Hearing a strong sound when hitting a curb

I bought a hardtail MTB about a month ago (a complete beginner) and the way I'm dealing with curbs is: I'm going at a decent speed I slightly lift my front wheel I shift my weight off the back wheel ...
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Front axle cone replacement - sizing

So I am trying to replace my pitted front axle cones, but struggling to find the parts of the right size. My axle diameter is 9.4mm on the thread and 8.8mm on the smooth part, and respectively the ...
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Can / should you put a 28C tire on a rim with an ETRTO of 622 x 14

Setting aside the questions of frame and brake clearance for the moment, my question is whether or not I can install 28C tires on my rims which have an ETRTO of 622x14. I currently have 23C tires on ...
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Diagnosing and correcting hop on carbon wheel

NOTE - please read update below and all comments. I have a Mavic Cosmic carbon wheel which is perfectly true, but it has some vertical hop (3-4 mm). I thought at first that it was out of round, but ...
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Looking for advice - cracked rear hub along bearing races - How to buy a new rear wheel?

TL;DR below My bicycle is an old used Trek hybrid (1994?) that I got a few years back. When replacing the tires recently I discovered that my rear axle was significantly bent (not surprising for a ...
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Is a 650B wheel good enough for a tandem?

I'm restoring/updating an 1970 Fresh Tandem that has a 26" wheel (700D x 1.40) and I'm thinking about swapping the wheel set with something a little more modern and accessible like a 27.5" 650B ...
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What range of rotational speed for bike wheel bearings?

This document from SKF expresses bearing speed in terms of 'n dm', see screenshot below. As rotational speed of the bearing is important for grease selection, what range of rotational speeds do ...
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Plastic insert damaged when tried to open gravity wheelguard ixow

Can anyone tell me where I can find to buy the plastic insert from the wheelguard?
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Cracked rim - adequate for trainer use?

I'd just bought a used wheel, but didn't actually notice its quite serious crack on the sidewall of the rim (silly me, quite foolish to not inspect it). In this case, what are the odds of it failing, ...
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Unable to loosen IXOW Wheelguard Gravity nut

I have a Canyon Commuter 7.0 which uses IXOW Wheelguard Gravity skewers and nut. I want to take my front wheel off but am unable to loosen the nut on the front skewer. The standard procedure is to ...
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How secure are Security Wheel Skewers like Zéfal Lock'n'Roll?

I'm looking for a reliable locking system for my wheels to prevent being stolen, specifically for the front wheel as I always attach the rear one together with the frame with the U-lock. I look for ...
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Buying parts for an extra set of wheels: will a an 11 speed freehub body accept a 12 speed cassette?

I'm mechanically inclined, but I don't know much about modern bicycles. I have a Rocky Mountain C70. Since I live in the city, I'd love to have a second set of wheels that aren't knobby for the paved ...
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Trek Verve 3 disk bike

Just purchased a Trek Verve 3 disk bike. Had to take the front wheel off the get it in the car. Put wheel back on when arrived home and took it out for a spin. The front wheel makes a rubbing or ...
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Tubeless tires and compatibility [duplicate]

Can 25mm tubeless tires fit on a wheel that previously had 22mm tubeless tires? I have a set of wheels that previously had 22mm tires on it. There is no description of tire compatibility listed on the ...
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Changing Scott Scale 960 2019/2020 rear hub to thru-axle?

I'm interested to buy Scott Scale 960, but I would like to change rear hub from QR to 10 or 12mm thru-axle. Is it possible with or without changing rear hub? What kind of hub would it fit in case it ...
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Can my fork support disc brakes?

I want to put disc brakes on my bike but I do not know which type to put on
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Squelching noise from back wheel

My bike is making a weird squelching sound from the back wheel. Any idea what it might be? I made a video of the sound, it's at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zt_DAa2avX9bhJ4E-...
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Can I replace my 650c wheels with a more standard size?

I have a Bianchi eros with 650c wheels. My back wheel was driven into and is now buckled and I am finding it very difficult to replace it without spending hundreds of pounds. Is there another wheel ...
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How do I fix my front wheel that’s hitting my brakes?

I’m totally new to bike maintenance and I know next to nothing about it. I was on a bike ride the other day and noticed it was abnormally difficult to ride. I got off and saw that the front wheel was ...
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New bike wheels dont sit in dropouts perfectly, are washers safe to use?

I recently upgraded my road bike from Vision Team 30's to Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST wheels, However once I got the wheels and put them on, the rear wheel seems to rub on the brake hardware when riding. ...
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Front V-brake not working

My V-brake isn't working and I am not sure how I can fix it. I have uploaded a photo of it. Any advice or tips?! I think the flange might have come off the noodle and got stuck in the boot - any tips ...
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Which brake pads to choose if you have fake carbon clinchers

I have one more question regarding this question well answered. (Thanks for all answers.) Now I checked that, The wheels which I have, are FAKE as you see on left image. I have two questions: Which ...
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How to define if brake pads suitble for carbon clinchers

I have Carbon Tubeless wheels ZIPP 404 Weaponary 10 speed, which I have bought on my used Pinarello Ultegra rim brakes. Now I hear that Carbon wheels should / must have special brakes. Question is: ...
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Flashpoint FP80 / SRAM S80 - rear hub specifications?

I'm looking for the specs of a SRAM S80 rear wheel hub. I dearly wish to replace its 9/10-speed freehub body with one that can accomodate Shimano 11-cog casettes. SRAM S80 was a 80mm-profile aero ...

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