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Old 02-23-09, 05:05 PM   #1
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Rear tire shifting

Basically whats is happening is that my rear tire is shifting to the left and rubbing against the frame rail. I tried pulling the tired back (it did shift back) but then it began to do the same thing. I know something is loose, but what?
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Old 02-23-09, 05:09 PM   #2
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Only when peddaling hard? Picture would help, but axle or QR is probably not tight.
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the hub nut locking the wheel to the frame.
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Horizontal dropouts with external cam QR problem?

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html
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Horizontal drop outs, its a nikishi custom sport. At first it was happening when i was peddling hard up hill... now its just happening all the time
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Horizontal drop outs, its a nikishi custom sport. At first it was happening when i was peddling hard up hill... now its just happening all the time
If you don't already have a shimano QR, get one. If you already have one then you aren't tighetning the QR enough or the hub axle is protruding past the dropouts. Meaning you'll need to shorten them or the QR will never hold your wheel in place.
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Horizontal drop outs, its a nikishi custom sport. At first it was happening when i was peddling hard up hill... now its just happening all the time
The LINK Yeyo... click on the LINK

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thank you gentlemen, helpfull as always
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Tire loose? Do you mean wheel? Maybe the wheel is not dished correctly, it does change as the spokes stretch.

Maybe the wheel isn't seated correctly. Loosen the skewer when the bike is on the ground and then notice if it moves. If it does, you didn't have it set right. Always tighten the skewer when the bike is on the ground, never on a rack.
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im sorry, i still have bad habbit of saying tire, and not whell...the rear wheel is shifting, along with the wheel
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thanks guys i figured it out, it was so easy even i could do it....
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Now just make sure the front wheel QR skewer is not similarly maladjusted, or the wheel might fall out one day and kill you.

Edit: make that, "WILL fall out..."
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