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 I determine if my front wheel is warped?

I've noticed that as I ride my bike, my front wheel/tire appears to wobble back and forth. I assumed that the wheel was simply a bit loose, but as far as I can tell, it isn't loose (or at least not ...
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What wheels would fit my bike?

I have a specialized pitch, unsure of the year, and my rear wheel was stolen. I have the front wheel which had the marking "ETRTO 584x25c" on it What does this mean and what sizes of wheels would ...
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Handlebar alignment with wheel

The alignment has drifted such that when my front wheel is looking straight ahead, my handlebar is not perpendicular to the wheel. How do I fix this at home?
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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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How to remove axle and bearings from a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel and am trying to replace the sealed bearings. After removing the end caps and a DS rubber seal I can see the ends of the bearings, at this point I assumed that ...
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Any hints at this noise?

Cannondale supersix: Tried to replace the crankset Replaced the bottom bracket with a new one replaced the pedals overhauled the headset The noise only manifests ...
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What modern wheel and tire size could be replaced from 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels

Referring from the question, specifically, what is the closest modern wheel size for my old 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels. It's hard to find rims and tires for that size now a days. I'm looking for the ...
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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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Asymmertric Wheel Valve Stem Hole Placement

I have just purchased a new bike. It came with Fulcrum Racing 700 Disc Centrelock Wheelset. I noticed the valve stem hole machined into the rim is off centre. I queried this with the technical desk of ...
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How do I know if I can replace the 27 inch wheels with 700c wheels on my MIELE bike?

I need a help with choosing a wheelset for my Miele bike.I can't fully understand if it is possible to replace my old rigida 27 inch wheels for 700c coz i have too little free place.I visited a site ...
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Why are my ENVE SES wheels rubbing on frame when Zipp 303 didn't? Same tyres

The 25mm tires are rubbing and they didn't when I had Zipp 303 on Cannondale 2017 EVO. Seems like every time I put any pressure or even turn, tyres rub the frame. I'm only 140lbs (63 kg) and this is ...
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Road bike front wheel question

I was doing some maintenance on my road bike. I took the front wheel off, removed the quick release skewer from the wheel, set the wheel aside, and put a drop of tri-flow on the skewer to lubricate it....
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Why is my new front wheel not spinning?

Today my front wheel got flat. I took it for repair and when I went back home cycling it was very hard. It felt so heavy and that was not normal for speed 4, when I changed down to speed 3, 2, 1 it ...
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Bladed spokes on drive side, regular on other side

Yesterday, I checked out a Cannondale Synapse with Mavic Aksium wheels. One strange detail caught my eye - the rear wheel had bladed spokes on the drive side, and regular, cylindrical spokes on the ...
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What is the rear hub of a Giant ATX 2 2019/2020?

My question is about the Giant ATX 2 2019/20 model. Is the hub a freehub for a cassette or a hub for a freewheel?
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Mountain Bike has 26 x 2.125 Tires on, Can I Fit 26 x 1.95? [duplicate]

My mountain bike has 26 x 2.125 tires on it and I am ordering new 26 x 1.95 tires. Will these be okay to use? What issue might this cause? Or will the difference be negligible?
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Where can I find information on Kent 700c Eagle Ridge axle nuts, I want to buy Hexlox

Where can I find information on Kent 700c Eagle Ridge front and rear outer axle nuts, so they can be replaced with Hexlox?
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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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Minimum distance between holes in inner tube

I recently got a second puncture in my road bike inner tube. In my opinion, the hole is pretty close to the other one that I fixed. I searched the internet but nowhere could I find a guideline to see ...
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What is the size of the front axle nut of the Supercycle Hooligan?

I was riding my bike one day and saw my font wheel axle nut on the right disappeared. I tried to find replacements but none of them fit, I don't know the size of the nut so I cannot find one that ...
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What can cause the front wheel to lock up when going over a small bump?

I was going over a bump. When the front wheel hit the bump, it suddenly stopped moving, the rear wheel lifted off the ground, and I was thrown face-first onto the road. I sustained injuries to the ...
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Bent spoke design wheels — feasible?

The restaurant I ate at had these wheels with decorative bent spokes. Understanding that this wheel is decorative and wouldn’t work, could any wheel with bent spokes work? For this question, I’d ...
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Does fitting mudguards / fenders improve aerodynamics?

Since the tops of the wheels are moving at twice the speed of the bike, you would think that covering them up would make quite a bit of difference to the drag coefficient, particularly the front wheel....
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Which spokes go on the non drive side and which go drive side?

I just wanted to make sure I understood the guy at the shop. The spoke calculator gives you left side and right side spokes lengths Left side go on the non drive side i.e. the side where the rotor ...
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Bearing failure and wheel offset on Chicco Red Bullet

Our 4yo is not yet fully comfortable on her next bike, so she's been riding her Chicco Red Bullet to school - until the bearing packed up on her back wheel today (has she been doing stunts or what?). ...
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Wheel, tube and tires

My wheel shows ETRO 622 * 19. The tire on it is 700*38c. I want to change tire and tube such that the bike becomes capable for 50% road bike and 50% off road. What size of tires and tube should i ...
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Can I repair this valve stem hole?

Today I got a stick wedged between my frame and tubeless valve stem. In addition to snapping the stem I widened the hole a bit. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Current plan is to go over the whole ...
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Wheel build sanity check

Am a little scared now. It's a 700c rim am trying to build. Trouble is it's an offbrand Rodi rim so there isn't any official data I could use. I measured between spoke hole to spoke hole and it ...
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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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Spokes stick out of nipples when rebuilding wheel

I'm having issues with the nipples the spoke threads are sticking out. I want to tension the wheel but when I tighten the nipples the spoke treads come out from top of the nipples before the wheel is ...
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Could I use a front rim to build a rear wheel?

Could I build a rear wheel using a front rim? Edit: Follow-on question Spokes stick out of nipples when rebuilding wheel reusing spokes.
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Lateral movement on rear cassette

My cassette (SRAM XG-1175) moves axially about 5 to 8mm (in line with the axle, not up and down) on my hub (whatever is standard on a 2016 Enduro Elite) But the part of the hub the cassette mounts to ...
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Can't find nuts for old mavic wheel

I picked up an old mavic wheel, and I'm having a tough time just finding some nuts for the axles. I went through a bin at my community bike shop and couldnt find anything that fit the threads. The ...
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Upgrade disc-brake wheels

Just bought new bike with disc brakes. If I buy an upgrade wheelset do brake discs (rotors) come with? Or do you have to buy them separately?
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Mag wheels for a hybrid

So I have a Giant Escape 3, M size frame, 21 speed shifting, 700c wheels. Is it possible to put on some magnesium wheels? To give it sort of like a fixed look. If so, any suggestions? Thanks!
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Why aren't road bicycle wheels tiny?

My understanding is that air resistance is where most of the pedal power goes to at high speeds, and that this is a concern not least for the wheels: What you pay for in a road bike wheel is ...
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Surly Ogre thru axle fork options

I just picked up a Surly Ogre frame and I already have a set of 12mm thru axle wheels (12x142 rear, 12x100 front). The Ogre rear dropout is thru axle ready, but I'm trying to figure out my options for ...
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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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Damaged carbon fibre wheels

Can anybody tell me if you can repair a Wolber Carima carbon fibre wheel that has a chip on the rim?
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Wheel won't turn?

I bought a Hyper Cruiser bike last night from Walmart and as I'm pedaling home the rear wheel stops moving while pedaling. I don't know how to fix this, please help. This is what the bike look like.
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Sealant in inner tubes: what's the difference?

I was thinking of converting my wheels to tubeless but my rims and tyres are not tubeless ready. I just recently learned that I can add tyre sealants into inner tubes. Can it prevent pinch flats like ...
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Where to find specific vintage rim/wheel?

I have a 1983 Lotus Unique that came with 27 x 1" Ukai rims. The front wheel went missing and I'd like to find an original replacement. Lots of 27 x 1 1/4" or 1 1/8" out there, but I haven't been able ...
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What could be causing excessive friction in a new rear hub?

I recently had my bike (Focus Mares CX) serviced by my LBS, during which they replaced my wheels with a set of new Campagnolo Khamsin wheels. In the month since I had that done I've found it markedly ...
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Can I convert a rim brake wheel to a disc brake wheel?

I recently bought some Roval SLX 24's from eBay. I made a pretty silly error and didn't check whether they were rim or disc brakes. I need them to be disc brakes. Should they be rim brakes, will ...
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Swytch eBike conversion wheel axle diameter

I purchased the Swytch eBike conversion front wheel but I found that the axle was 11mm in diameter, which was too big for my hybrid bike and any other bike fork I've tried. Could you tell me if there ...
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Discs rubbing no matter what I do

So a couple of days ago I regreased my back wheel hub bearings, put it back together so there's no play, golden. But when I put it back in the bike one side is constantly rubbing. Tried loosening ...
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Brake pads destroying wheels

Today I braked my bicycle from 50 km/h with my front rim brake and heard a really nasty sound coming from the braking surface of the wheel, and I saw some metal shavings as well. The brake has been ...
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Changing 23mm tyre to 25mm - considerations?

I got a L size Opus Allegro 4.0 (2014) which came with Vittoria Zaffiro tyres 23-622 (700*23c) on an Alloy Shimano Asoo WH-R501 wheelset 622x15c. I'd like to fit a wider tyre to improve my experience ...
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Quick release and tires moving in the frame?

I have a Schwinn Boundary 2017 and it came with a quick-release front wheel. I noticed that no matter how tight I put the skewer it would be in a different position after extreme braking. The bike ...
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Misplaced tyre lever - alternatives?

I misplaced my tire lever and it's very hard to change the tube of my mountain bike without a tire lever. I'm looking for alternatives if a tire lever is not available. What I've found so far are: ...

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