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Feeling of friction on back wheel. Wheel nuts on too tight?

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Asked by: Denise Guzman

Why is my bike back wheel stiff?

It might be that the hub is seized up from rust. You can check if it is the brake or not by loosening the caliper and spinning the wheel. If it spins freely it is the brake not the hub. If it is the hub you might need to get it regreased.

Why is my back wheel wobbly?

One of the most common causes for a rear-wheel wobble is misaligned spokes. If your spokes are not evenly tensioned on either side of your bike, then this can cause some serious problems. Have any one of these spokes become too loose or too tight and you’ll likely see a wobbling wheel while biking down the road.

How do you tighten a quick release rear wheel?

Quote from video: Inside the frame at the back once that's done all you need to do is tighten the nuts opposite lever clockwise. Until you get to a point.

How do you tighten a rear bike wheel?

Quote from video: Turn your bike upside. Down. Now check that your wheel nuts through axle or quick release lever are tight.

How do I make my bike less stiff?


  1. Check your brakes if they rub or not.
  2. Check wheels bearings health.
  3. Test if the axle bolts are tightened too much on not (cup and cones).
  4. Check your chain health.
  5. Verify your bottom bracket.
  6. Readjust and recheck your tire’s pressure.
  7. Your pedals should spin freely.

How do you fix a rubbing brake on a bike?

Quote from video: And adjust what are called the spring tension screws on each one of the brake arm there's a spring tension screw turning it to the left is going to loosen the tension.

Why does it feel like my tire is wobbling?

The most common cause of shaking at this speed range is a bent wheel or a poorly shaped tire. Transmission and drive line issues can also show up in this range, but tires are the first thing you should check. You can usually see the wobble in the tire/wheel assembly if you put it on the balancer.

What does it mean when your car feels wobbly?

If your car wobbles, vibrates or shakes while you’re moving, there’s a good chance there’s a problem with the wheels or tyres. Wheel and tyre issues account for the majority of death wobbles out on the road, so regular maintenance and upkeep are essential.

What is wheel shimmy?

A worn, faulty or out of balance steering or suspension component can be felt through a vibration in the steering wheel. Either as a shimmy, jiggle, or shake. However, because multiple parts can cause this, finding the root cause can be both frustrating and time-consuming for even the most experienced technicians.

How tight should rear quick release be?

It should be tight enough that it requires some force to get it closed, but not so much that you feel like you’re giving birth. The closed QR lever should come be positioned before or after the fork in the front and between the chain stay and seat stay of the rear triangle, or just below the chain stay.

Can you over tighten quick release?

you cant overdo it. You definitely can over do it and it can potentially cause damage to the qr lever if you do. The cheaper open cam skewers can be nearly impossible to over tighten, or even get tight enough unless you lubricate the interface between the lever cam and the concave washer though.

Why does my quick release keep coming loose?

The repeating animation to the right shows how the quick release is closed to tighten the wheel in the fork/frame. Notice that it is flipped over on itself 180 degrees. If you do this and the quick release doesn’t feel tight, or if the wheel is still loose, you need to adjust the quick release’s tension.

Where is the most stress on a bike frame?

The stress points are highest at the vertices of the frame while the lowest are the centers of each triangle side. A materials strength relates to its behavior when subject to stresses and strains. Stress – internal distribution of forces within a body.

How do you reduce drag on a bike?

What are some things cyclists do to reduce friction?

  1. Get yourself an aerodynamic bike. …
  2. Aerodynamic cycling helmets also help. …
  3. Cyclists can even wear aerodynamically designed clothing. …
  4. The wheels of a bike can also be designed to reduce drag. …
  5. Cycling posture is one of the best ways to reduce drag on a bicycle.

Is my bike slowing me down?

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How do you know if your bike frame is bent?

Quote from video: So I've measured 35 millimeters on the drive side and 31 millimeters on the non-drive side. If the frame was in a good alignment. These numbers should have been equal on both sides.

How do you dish a wheel?

Quote from video: Start the valve and work round turning each one going to that side of the hub by a set amount half a turn is a good starting. Point.

How long does it take to true a bike wheel?

10 minutes. Except when you complain. Then it takes 1-2 weeks. During the busy season, which is now, a bike mechanic can do 5-7 tune-ups a day, less if he has to deal with customers.

How do I widen my rear bike frame?

Quote from video: The first involves a relatively expensive tool called a tube straightener from park tool and ffs too and it's basically a big crowbar kind of thing here.

What is rear dropout spacing?

Traditionally, mountain bike rear dropout spacing (the distance between the inner faces of the dropouts) has been 135mm. Thru axle dropouts still have 135mm spacing between the inner faces of the dropouts, but they also have a 3.5mm recess on either side to accommodate the 142mm hubs.

What is cold setting a bike frame?

Older frames, assuming they’re made of some sort of steel, can be modified to fit. The process is commonly referred to as “cold setting” which is a fancy way of saying bending the rear frame apart so that it is wider.