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by chris1969
12 Aug 2017, 12:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wobbly wheel - how tell if spokes or bearings?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Wobbly wheel - how tell if spokes or bearings?

If you're trying to push the wheel rim from side to side to determine if there is play in the bearings it's a good idea to get your rim brake pads as far from the rim as possible first. Sometimes the rim can flex and hit the pads which can feel quite like knocking bearings. ...................in wh...
by chris1969
12 Aug 2017, 12:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wobbly wheel - how tell if spokes or bearings?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Wobbly wheel - how tell if spokes or bearings?

Thank you everyone Great to get so many helpful replies. Gregory - the original problem was on my son's bike and was fixed by the local bike shop. However I a wobbly wheel on my bike which was so pronounced the wheel wouldn't spin without loosening the brake pads. From the responses to my question i...
by chris1969
11 Aug 2017, 11:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wobbly Cassette
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Wobbly Cassette

Thanks Brucey It seems most likely that I've mislaid the spacer or (possibly) that the LBS didn't fit it in the first place. Interestingly there was a development after my original post. I had ordered another 8 speed cassette for my 'store' which arrived yesterday. I fitted this onto my bike and it ...
by chris1969
10 Aug 2017, 12:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wobbly wheel - how tell if spokes or bearings?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Wobbly wheel - how tell if spokes or bearings?

Hello all A little while ago my son's bike had a wobbly wheel. I tightened up the spokes which sorted some of the problem. Eventually I took it to the local bike shop who diagnosed it immediately as a problem with the bearings. So my question is does a wobble caused by loose spokes look different fr...
by chris1969
10 Aug 2017, 12:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wobbly Cassette
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Wobbly Cassette

Hi The rear wheel on my racing bike has a Shimano 8 speed cassette with 25/12 teeth (largest/smallest sprockets). The two outer sprockets are separate from the rest of the cassette which I think is standard on this sort of cassette. The freehub measures about 35/36mm from where it enters the wheel t...