My new rear mt. bike wheel complete with seven-speed freewheel
will not stay seated in my bike. Everytime I get it centered and
locked down with the quick-release lever, it pulls out once I start
peddaling. The wheel also seems to want to pull to one side when I
apply pressure to the QR lever. It has also mangeled both tapered springs.
Granted, I'm not a mechanic, but I've taken off and put back a
many a rear wheel and never had a problem like this. What is the
heck is going on? I'm on my own since the nearest bike shop is 90
miles away. Also, what are the springs for and are they necessary?