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Old 04-25-08, 03:51 PM
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Wobbly rear tire...

A friend of mine just started commuting by bike and he's using an older MTB. The one issue with it is that the back tire wobbles from side to side when you grab it. It doesn't seem to affect riding for now, but I'm concerned that it's a sign of a bigger issue. Its screwed on nice and tight to the frame so, I'm not sure what it could be. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 04-25-08, 03:58 PM
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you need to adjusted the cones ,they are lose. if that doesn't help maybe your axle is broken and it need replacing . if it the cups then you need a new hub and re lase the wheel or replace the wheel
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Tell him to get the hub rebuilt real soon. The longer he leaves it the more damage is being done. As it is I would recomend the balls being replaced and then the cones correctly adjusted. And while the mechanic is in there he should look at the bearing ball tracks of the cups and cones for signs of damage from this looseness.

Especially if the looseness is from wear thru rust or dirt ingestation.
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