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    Front wheel wobbles

    On my dads fixie. What tools do I needs to buy to tighten it? Why is it wobbling?

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    could be the cones are loose, in which case you will need some cone wrenches to fix it.

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    It's outta true, or the rim is bent. If it's just a true issue, then get a spoke wrench and learn how to true it up (ask a bike mechanic to show you or try to follow some nice, detailed instructions). It's a useful skill to learn. If the rim's bent then often there's not much you can do.

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    Or the axle is bent.
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    Maybe it's not the wheel; have you been drinking?
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmfnla
    Maybe it's not the wheel; have you been drinking?
    I'm 13...


    Guess that explains a bit doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatFender
    could be the cones are loose, in which case you will need some cone wrenches to fix it.
    How much would a mechainc charge to fix this? I think thats what is wrong.

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    You could do it yourself. Read up on how to do the adjustment. It's not really difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    On my dads fixie. What tools do I needs to buy to tighten it? Why is it wobbling?
    The Park tool website is good for learning basic repairs. This page will help figure out what to look for with a front hub.
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105

    as will this page.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html
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