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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Replaced rear axle, now seems to wobble

I was replacing a tyre a couple of days ago, and noticed my rear axle had snapped. So I replaced the axle, just a normal road 10mm x 145mm, it's a basic Shimano sprocket set and no-name aluminium ...
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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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Back wheel suddenly started “wiggling”

I bought recently a second hand bike for my daily rides, and it seemed in good shape. I rode it for more than a month without any problems, but recently had issues with it and had to get it fixed (...
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New rear wheel to 8-speed Shimano Citybike, don't know what to look for

My current rear wheel wont rotate around the hub anymore, so I need a replacement. I don't know what to look for, but I have this info: Bike is an Avenue Airbase, dont know how old, but more than 3 ...
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Rear wheel touch frame during off saddle sprint

bike: Cervelo S2 Photo wheels: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon (wheel is true) tyres: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23mm Problem is that during off saddle sprint my rear tyre touch the frame and makes ...
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Freehub has notches worn into it: is it OK?

I bought a pair of second-hand wheels, and after removing cassette noticed these notches on the freehub. Is the freehub still in OK condition?
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Help determining spoke length along with an education

I understand that there are spoke length calculators and I have an understanding of what variables are at play when calculating spoke length, though I remain absolutely lost when actually attempting ...
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What do I need to consider for a cheap wheel for a Specialized Tri-Cross to use on a trainer?

I am wanting to buy a new rear wheel to make my life easier when wanting to use my turbo trainer, so I don't need to change the tyre on my current wheel every time I wish to go out/stay in. My ...
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Roadbike with aluminium wheels in mountains. Is it safe?

I'm planning my upcoming trip to ride real mountains in Spain on my road bike. So far I used Mavic Ksyrium aluminum wheels but mostly on flat areas. I'm not confident with going downhill on this ...
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Is a tyre with sideways bulge going to cause damage to the rim or the hub or the axle?

My Schwalbe Marathon plus tour 26'' x 2.0 has a sideways bulge (both rear and front). In between the 2 tyres and tube there is a anti puncture strip. The rim seems not to be the problem. I think ...
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Burley push button wheels and axle?

I'm looking into building my own trailer and I want something similar to Burley's push button wheel system. My question is, where do I obtain similar wheels/axles? Here is the Travoy, one of their ...
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Mavic wheels out of true after 200km, is normal?

I bought set of Mavic wheels, and today I noticed that the front and rear wheel is around 1,5mm out true after 200km of ride. Im curious whether it is normal. I have pair of those
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Question about Wheel Bearings

I live in Virginia and built a wind mill using a bike wheel. Do I need to remove the wheel so the cold weather won't destroy the bearings?
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Can a bike have both Schrader and Presta tires?

I have Kona Dew 2018 and the front tire has a Presta valve while the back tire has a Schrader valve. Is it common to see bikes have different valves for each tire?
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Rear wheel not moving when axle nuts tightened

I have a racing bike with the wheels secured by axle nuts. For the rear wheel, when I secure the nuts to finger tight the wheel turns fine, but when I tighten them properly the wheel is stuck and will ...
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Restoration project, help needed

I've been gifted this frame by a family member and would love to restore it to its former glory. I literally don't know where to start. The brake levers are frozen solid and don't move at all. The ...
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What is the axle thickness of the Kent Road Tech 700c bike?

I need to know in order to find proper fitting anti theft nuts to keep the wheels from being stolen.
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Can you use non-UST tubeless ready tyres on a UST tubeless rim?

Is it possible to use mountain bike rims which use the original UST (Universal System Tubeless) standard for using tubeless tyres with tyres that are tubeless ready, but do not conform to the said UST ...
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What are the conditions for removing training wheels?

I have children who I'm trying to get stoked about riding bikes. I am prone to letting them try and fail, and learn from mistakes, gaining confidence as they go, but this doesn't work perfectly with ...
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Road bike - Front wheel can lean to both sides

I am experiencing a weird mass distribution on my front wheel. It feels like the front wheel is loose somehow, because if i tilt my bike slightly it will feel like the front wheel leans to the other ...
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On fitting 700C rims to a dynamo hub rated for up to 20"

I am currently in the planning stages of creating a really fancy front fork for my bike. For a little background, I want to try to get this custom built Burrows monoblade with disc mount: https://...
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Go tubeless with used tires

I have some tubeless ready wheels and tires, but they were delivered mounted with tubes the old fashion way. I’ve been riding like that for more than 800km, and I wonder if there is a problem removing ...
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Fixing hub gasket squeal

I have a relatively new Salsa Journeyman, which has now, after about 200km, developed a squeal in the front hub. The squeal is relatively quiet on low speeds, but gets noticeably loud when riding ...
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Jitter/Sticks on Coaster Brake Hub Wheel

I am having a major problem trying to get my Coaster Brake Hub reassembled properly... I've tried with 2 separate wheels, different components and all. Here's a video of the problem: ...
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Front wheel bearings change

I have a mountain bike - can the front wheel can have 1/4" bearings? I know that the standard ones are 3/16" but I think mine came with 1/4" The reason I am concerned is because I changed my front ...
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Low profile tire suggestion for 27 x 1 1/8 wheels

I recently purchased a Japanese vintage early 80s Zunow bicycle. The wheels rim are Araya 27" x 1 1/8 and I need to replace the tires. After some research and recommendation from my local bicycle shop ...
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Trailer wheel: Axle connected on one side only [duplicate]

Most wheels have an axle that needs to be connected to a frame from both sides. What are wheels called that only need to be connected from one side? I'm looking to buy wheels like this and for that I ...
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Slightly bent rim

I have seen that my rear wheel rim is slightly bent. Can I use it for a week and take to the technician Sunday? Will there be any problem if I ride it for a week?
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Are there any bike tires that can hold 500 lbs (225 kg) each?

I'm trying to design a 5 foot by 10 foot trailer to tow behind my bike and wanted to use bike tires. I googled this: "bike tire load chart" — but found nothing useful there. The most useful thing I ...
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Change wheels diameter from 28“ to 26”

I have a regular single speed pedal brake bike with 28 inch wheels. I would like to switch it over to 26 inch wheels. Would this cause any problems, or can I just easily change them over?
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6-bolt vs centre-lock: pros and cons?

I am having a new set of wheels built, and am trying to decide on whether to go with 6-bolt or centre-lock rotor interface. What are the pros and cons of the two systems?
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Can I replace 27.5x2.25 tire with a hybrid/road tire? [duplicate]

I am new to cycling. I recently got Jamis Trail X with 27.5x2.25" tires. This is a bit hard (not easier) on city roads. I was thinking about replacing the tires with max 1.5" wide hybrid or road tires....
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What is the black plastic circle on wheel axle nut?

I have been seeing a black plastic part on the nuts of the wheels. My bike also has this. I think I have seen this only on old bikes. Does it have a name and purpose? Some close up:
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Can 27.5x2.2 tire fit in 27.5x1.90 rim? [duplicate]

My bike rim is 27.5x1.90 is it possible to fit a 27.5x2.2 tire on it?
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Can I fit a bigger cassette just by changing the hub and not getting a new wheel?

I have an old 29er that came with a 7 speed shimano tourney groupset, can I replace that with a 9-10 speed new set, just by getting new hubs? or the wheel cant handle that setup? the frame needs to be ...
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How many spokes for a single speed road bike?

I want to buy a handbuilt wheelset from a local bike shop and I am in front of the decision of how many spokes I want to put on front and rear wheel. The application of the wheelset is a singlespeed ...
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Front wheel shifting left on braking with new front shock and fender install

I have a specialized turbo electric bike and just had the shop put in a rock shox paragon front suspension. They didn't have the rotor size adapter for the disc brakes so they swapped my 180mm rotor ...
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My rim exploded inflating on an automatic pump of a gas station. Should I reuse wheel's spokes/hub or buy everything new?

Today I went through this situation. Rims are Vzan Action with Formula Hub 36 holes. My rear tire was leaking. A guy patched up the tube and the problem persisted. I went to the bike shop and asked ...
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Damaged wheel rims [closed]

I bought this bike and has matching dents in both wheels however with being new to bikes I thought it was normal. When I found out it wasn't the shop is refusing liability. But you can clearly see on ...
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Innovation in cycle wheels

Do you think there is still some innovation that can be done to cycle wheels? Like changing the cycle spokes pattern? Or is it already in an optimised state?
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Bent front wheel

I own a 27.5" mountain bike and its front wheel is a little bent. Not too badly, but it is noticeable when riding or spinning the wheel. It probably wobbles about 1/4" or so. I have disc brakes, so it ...
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Wheel squeaking at slow speeds and slight play in the wheel bearings, related?

When I am pushing the bike or (lately) cycling slowly, I can hear/feel a slow squeak/skreech from the front wheel. I can feel it through the handle bars, and it isn’t quite the sound of brake pads ...
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Is my rear cog wobble the fault of the axle, the hub, the bearings, or the wheel trueing?

Adjusting the rear derailleur on a Bicycle Shaped Object in a stand, I observed skipping gears when shifting from 6 to 5 (it skips to 4), 5 to 4 (it skips to 3), etc, but would snap in place correctly ...
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Will my rims fit 25mm or 28mm tires? [duplicate]

I have a hybrid Dawes, about 25 years old. I think it's currently got 700x35mm. I would like to fit thinner tires but how do I know if the rims will accept them. Is there a way to know?
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Can I swap BMX wheels for a larger size?

I am a 5 foot 10 inches 14 year old boy who would like to get into riding a BMX. So if I was to buy a BMX with a certain size wheels, can you swap them for bigger wheels
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Correct clamped quick release lever direction

Which direction is the correct way for the QR lever to point when closed and why? I have found both upwards and backwards on different parts on the SRAM website even for the same forks. I have ...
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Wheel diameter affects speed? Comparing 20in Foldie wheel vs 700C wheel

I am currently riding a Foldie with 20in wheels and also a 700C road bike, and I see that (Subjectively) I can ride ~5kmph faster for the same effort on the road bike. I am curious to know how much of ...
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Preventing flat spot development on rim

When hitting bumps, wheels sometimes develop flat spots. Can this be reduced by building wheels with higher spoke tension, or is this mainly result of strength of a rim? When I say flat spot, I mean ...
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Run 26" wheels on a 29er

I recently bought an 13.5 Trek Cali for my daughter (9 years old). I got an incredible deal on it and bought it sight unseen from an out of town seller. After getting it, I realized it had 29" ...
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Back wheel moving to left side

Can't seem to find something similar so I am going to ask a question. I recently bought a vintage(mid or late 80s) steel road bike and the back wheel seems to be moving off center and towards the ...

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