Have bike, will travel
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
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Road bike wheel becomes loose
I have a set of Felt hubs on my 2 X 10 speed road bike. I've had them since they were new, they now have ~2500 miles on them. At 1000 miles, the rear wheel became loose, I could wiggle the rim while handling the bike. I took the bike in to the lbs and they adjusted it.
Now again at 2500 miles the hub is loose again. I was able tightened the quick release a full 2 turns, this tightened up the hub. I recently had the wheel trued about 500 miles ago. When I reinstalled the wheel, the quick release was tight & secure.
Why is the hub coming loose? I ride long distance events, a failure could leave me stranded.
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Last edited by Barrettscv; 06-15-09 at 06:31 AM.