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Location: East Ridge, TN
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Bent axle, or something else?
Earlier, I posted a thread about making some lateral adjustments to my rear wheel. Thanks to instructions and help from Forum posters, the wheel is more true than it has been in a long time. But I've noticed something else that doesn't seem right.
While the rear wheel is elevated and spun, it looks like the freewheel is wobbling a bit. It appears to be a regular rather than random wobble.
I felt some play in the bearings, and removed the wheel to tighten the cups and cones a bit. I tightened them just enough to eliminate the play, but the wobble is still there. I'd been sensing a clunk when I pedaled, but was unable to find the source. Now, I wonder if this is it.
So, is this a symptom of a bent axle, or is something else going on?