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Front Wheel Becomes Off Centered During Ride

Old 11-25-21, 04:35 PM
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Front Wheel Becomes Off Centered During Ride

As I mentioned in a previous thread, I recently got a new set of (tubeless) wheels for my singlespeed cross bike. They've been great except for one issue which I'm hoping to resolve. The front wheel has become so off-centered during some of my rides that I have to disconnect my front brake until I can get to my 15 mm wrenches. Has anyone experienced this issue? For the record, I tightened my stock wheel with a stub wrench and never had any issues with the wheel becoming off-centered during my rides. With my new wheel, I'm using a pedal wrench with a lot more torque to tighten down the front wheel. Is it just a matter of making the front wheel as tight as possible? Or is something else causing my front wheel to become off-centered during my rides? Thanks
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It sounds like you're not getting the wheel fully seated in the dropouts before you tighten it. Probably best to have the bike resting on the wheel when you do so.
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Are the axles the same diameter as the old ones? Is the hub spacing the same? Do the axle nuts have a textured or ribbed clamping surface?
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