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  • Rear wheel won’t stay in place

     Gunner updated 11 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
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  • Forkbeard

    Member
    21 August 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Hi,

    I’ve been having problems with the rear wheel on my bike. It won’t seem to stay in place. I line it up tighten the nuts and as soon as I ride it even the slightest distance uphill it slips out of place and rubs on the frame. I can’t seem to get it to stay in place. Any suggestions would be great.

    Cheers,

    James.

  • BMR

    Member
    21 August 2009 at 12:46 pm

    You could try replacing your nuts (no pun intended) There are some very good lock nuts about called K nuts they have a serated flange on the face that tightens up to the frame, they are used in motorsport and I would think if you walked into any good engineers supplys holding your nuts in your hand they should help you. If its a quick release thats not gripping it could be stretching in that case its a new quick release skewer would be needed.

  • Gunner

    Member
    21 August 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Has the rear wheel been modified or adjusted, it could be that the axle is too short, this is a common problem when axles are not long enough.

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