Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Assuming it threaded on easily, there's no chance that you cross threaded it, so it's almost certainly on right. Freewheels self tighten under torque so no tool is needed.
Slight wobble is normal because the freewheel and hub bearings are independent and rarely (if ever) perfectly on a common axis. It's almost impossible to get perfect axial alignment on threaded assemblies (doable, but expensive in production), so that misalignment shows up as the classic freewheel wobble when coasting.
The freewheel should click when coasting, but not when pedaling. If there''s clicking when pedaling look for a cause other than the freewheel because it has no moving parts under load.
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