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    What did I do to my wheel?

    I was re-lubing the bearings in my hub today, something I've done plenty of times before with no problems. This time I put everything back together and all of the sudden my wheel is moving to the left side for about half of the revolution. What's going on here?

    I checked to make sure the bearings were all lined up like they should be, and they are. Is it too loose or too tight? I've been messing with the tightness but I'm starting to get frustrated here.

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    Can you give more specifics:

    1. front or rear
    2. further describe "moving to the left"? For example, if you were to mount the wheel in the frame and spun the wheel, the rim would deviate to the left for 1/2 a revolution? How mych is this deviation.
    3. type/brand hubs. I assume you don't have cartridge bearings.
    4. does the axel rotate smoothly/freely when rotated by hand?

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    Nevermind guys, I figured it out.

    Hmm...how do I explain this? It was on the rear wheel, and there's a part next to the nut that sort of looks like a washer. The washer-type thing was lodged in there all crooked.

    Pretty stupid, but that's how it goes sometimes.

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    Good deal - that's the best way to learn!

    Quote Originally Posted by LSPlo
    Nevermind guys, I figured it out.

    Hmm...how do I explain this? It was on the rear wheel, and there's a part next to the nut that sort of looks like a washer. The washer-type thing was lodged in there all crooked.

    Pretty stupid, but that's how it goes sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSPlo
    Nevermind guys, I figured it out.

    Hmm...how do I explain this? It was on the rear wheel, and there's a part next to the nut that sort of looks like a washer. The washer-type thing was lodged in there all crooked.

    Pretty stupid, but that's how it goes sometimes.
    Don't use axles with a keyway and keyed washers. The axles are weaker and the keyed washers can get hanged up when you tighten the locknut.

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