Hi all, i'm very new to this forum and after doing a days worth of research through google, I figured I might as well use my first post on a question that has been bugging me for the past 24 hours.
Yesterday morning, I got my brand new Nashbar Hounder and I put it together. For some STUPID reason, I decided to mess around with the locking nut on the rear wheel. My rear wheel is a flip-flop hub with fixed gear / single gear. I tightened each side a little bit and obviously, I couldn't spin the wheel any more. When I loosened the locking nuts, my problem got worse. I When I got the wheel to spin freely, the axle or rear hub would be loose. Then when I tightened the locking nuts just enough to get the wheel to spin, I noticed that while the wheels spun there was a slight "holding back" I should say where it felt like maybe a slight rub in the bearing.
I am not very good at explaining things and HOPEFULLY someone can understand what I am trying to say. For hours yesterday, I kept tightening and loosening the rear locking nut just to find that equillibrium where the wheel wouldn't wobble on the axle and where I can spin the wheel without any problems There is no quick release skewer so it is a straight axle in the back. I've read that if it was a QR, then a slight wobble would be okay since it would tighten up when locking the skewer.
It is a BRAND NEW bike and any help or input is gladly appreciated as soon as possible. Thank you all in advance.