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Old 03-20-06, 10:19 AM   #1
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Rear wheel wobble-help

My rear wheel is wobbling. What could be some possible causes? How can they be fixed? Thanks for the help
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Old 03-20-06, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hard to tell with so little info... maybe a broken axle?
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Old 03-20-06, 11:14 AM   #3
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Does the hub wobble on the axle: probably lose hub bearings.
Does the rim run out of true: probably needs retrueing with spoke tensioning tool.
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Old 03-20-06, 01:15 PM   #4
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This is a common problem with my partners bike. The first time she needed something tightening but I just can't remember what it was :-( The LBS did it in 2 minutes.

Since then she's had an improperley seated wheel (took it out and put it back in and it was fine), loose spokes (spoke spanner fixes that fairly easily) and a broken axle (if you removed the wheel you could tilt the axle while holding the bike and see inside - the LBS fixed that as well).

I'm far from an expert but what I have learnt is:

Does the wheel wobble when you push it side-to-side (not spinning it)? If so it might be the axle or that thingy needing tightening and either way I should take it to the LBS as I don't have the right tools.

If it only wobbles when spinning then has the wheel been unseated since it didn't wobble? If so make sure it is seated properly.

If the wheel is seated properly you probably have some loose spokes. You need a spoke spanner, a texta and Google :-)
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Old 03-20-06, 01:22 PM   #5
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Either way.....a bit of tweaking is required on your part...
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