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Play in headset

I serviced my headset few times on my new bike, each time without problems. But when I was serviced it few days ago, I had play in the headset that I couldn't get rid of. First I unscrewed top cap, ...
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Why does my rear wheel not spin and wobbles

Rear wheel doesn’t spin The wheel doesn’t spin freely and wobbles and I checked the spokes
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How to unwobble a tyre

I have a wobbling front tyre that I myself put on (it's a new one). I checked the rim and adjusted the spokes a bit and the rim appears to not be the issue, but the tyre is still wobbling. I read ...
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Cube Stereo 150: Loose fitting bolt makes the entire ride wobbly and dangerous

The issue My 2019 cube stereo 150 rides very wobbly, to the point where it's outright dangerous on speeds above 40km/h. I pinpointed the issue to the lower bolt that connects the springed rear part of ...
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Bottom Bracket Axle wobbling while cycling?

The other day, I was riding up a hill and crack, something happened to my front derailleur. The chain rings now wobble back and forth on the horizontal axis as I pedal. I decided to take a look and ...
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Why does the 'try other positions on your square taper spindle' trick work in reducing chainring wobble?

Example here: Does this mean that there is a manufacturing defect in the spindle/BB/crank? Or damage? Or is it just the nature of these things that there will be one ...
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Rear wheel jerks and wobbles while riding

I bought a Hero howler 27.5T MTB- single speed two years ago. At that time I was 120kg (265lbs) and I hadn't faced any issue while riding cycle. Then I stopped cycling for almost 2 years. I parked it ...
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How to fix play in 70's freehub

I have a 70s racing bike equiped with Dura Ace. The cassette was quite wobbly so I dissembled and re-assembled it using new ball bearings & grease.There is still some play left, but to my feeling ...
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Why is my handlebar wobbling like this?

My bike has recently started behaving strangely when I ride no-handed. When I let go of the bars, they are stable, but quickly develop a wobble which becomes quite violent. I put my hands on the bars ...
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My rear wheel is wobbling much after around 3 months of use. Is there any fix that i could do it or should i replace the wheel?

So i checked the few available solutions. But in my case when I hold the wheel and shake it sideways it is not wobbling it is firm. But when I ride I can see the tyre wobbling and it looks like the ...
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fixing front thru-axle wheel play

Recently got a Poseidon Redwood gravel bike and after about 100 miles or so I noticed some front wheel play when pushing the wheel from side to side with my hand. Took the wheel out to see if the ...
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Front wheel wobble at high speeds

I've noticed that when I get going above around 30 mph, normally on a downhill, my front wheel starts to oscillate back and forth slightly, like it is steering is a slightly sinusoidal path rather ...
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My bicycle's rear wheel is wobbling

I have a fat bike (Giant Momentum Iride Rocker 3). It says this bike didn't design for offroading but I have one bike and I use it on single-tracks (not very technical) and doing long trips (about ...
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Slight wobble/"drift" in chain due to crankset?

A few months ago I replaced the bottom bracket on my 2002 Fuji Finest. After reassembly I noticed the chain "wobbles" slightly when pedaling. You can see in this video the chain drifts toward the ...
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What is the best approach to an again and again wobbling rear wheel

For the last ten years, I have been riding a mountain bike (Specialized/Rockhopper), and often rather wildly, through rough terrain (roots, jumps, ruts). I am around 110 kg (240 pounds). As a ...
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Derailleur and back wheel alignment issues

I've got a very old used bike. It has a bunch of issues I'm trying to fix at once: the derailleur is not keeping the chain tight only in certain gears, the back wheel wobbles slightly and over time ...
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Wheel tru, bearing & cones tight but still WOBBLES

I have a 35 year old Trek Mountain bike that I have refurbished. - Rear wheel is true within +/-5 thousandth (it is true as mounted on the bike using a calipers clamped to the frame and perpendicular ...
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Which tool for fixing wobbly crank?

Any idea what kind of tool should I but to fix the loose left crank on my bike? I found this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Park-Tool-CCW-5-Crank-Wrench/dp/B0012Q5XAS but not sure if it's gonna suit. Or is ...
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Feeling of click/slip when pedalling

This is very hard to explain, but I will try my best. I recently got a Shimano Ultegra cassette, crankset, front and back derailleurs, chain, and cables installed on my Giant TCX SLR1 2015 bike. ...
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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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Vibration and wobble after replacing chain

I'm having a bit of trouble getting my back wheel on after replacing my chain. There is a wobble once per revolution. It wobbles such that, if viewed from above, it appears to spin straight for most ...
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Back wheel is "wobbling"

I have a bike which is about a year old. I went to ride it yesterday and saw the back wheel wobbling. Is it a major problem or a easy fix? Please help.
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Wobble in rear hub

I have a 97' cannonade f1000 that has had disc brakes installed. The rear hub developed a wobble after only 200 miles. I took it back to the shop that built and installed my set up. I thought they ...
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Headset wobble after tightening

I own a Cannondale Super Six 105 (Ultegra now) Carbon 2012 bike and I can't stop the wobble in the headset. If I tighten down the top cap (with 6mm hex) I can get rid of the wobble (hands on the ...
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Rear Tire 'Wobble' After Tire Change

I have an old huffy 26 inch mountain bike. I changed the tire a couple days ago and now it has a pronounced wobble (side to side movement, not at the axle). Its like its misaligned somewhere but ...
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Cube bike cassette wobble

Recently I have bought a used 2012 Cube CLS LTD PRO hybrid bike in a good condition . The only thing was the rear cassette a little wobbling. I asked a mechanic about this and he told that almost ...
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