Readers ask: How To Tighten Rear Hub On Mountain Bike?

How do you fix a loose bike rear wheel?

Take your wheel off and hold the axle. Wobble it up and down a few times. There should be absolutely no movement besides the spinning it’s meant to be doing. If this is wobbling, just tighten the hub cones slightly until there is no play.

Why is my front bike wheel wobbling?

If you hold the rim /tire and move it side to side and it feels loose/sloppy, your hub bearings may need to be adjusted or replaced. If the distance between the rim and brake pads ( rim brakes?)

How do I know if my bike hub is bad?

If you find that the wheel turns stiffly when you move it lightly by hand, or even seems notchy or wants to stop on its own, it’s a sign that the hub has issues and needs maintenance.

How tight should rear bike wheels be?

You want your rear axle very tight. 150 in/lb is about standard. If it is not tight it will allow the rear wheel to move around and it ties your rear triangle together. Basically the whole back of the bike will feel sloppy.

How do you tighten a front bike hub?

For quick-release type hubs, snug the cone down until it contacts the ball bearings, and turn back counter-clockwise one quarter turn (90 degrees). This will purposely make the bearing adjustment too loose. Hold cone with cone wrench and tighten locknut fully. Proceed to HUB ADJUSTMENT below.

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Why is my wheel hub loose?

A damaged wheel hub assembly can also cause the steering wheel to feel loose when you’re driving down the road, making turns or negotiating dips in the road. The reason for this is commonly due to a worn out wheel bearing inside the hub assembly.

Is a wobbly bike wheel dangerous?

A lack of equal tension in the spokes could mean weakness in one (or more) of them – and broken spokes are not a good thing to ignore. You can survive one or maybe two for a short while, but eventually the rim could be in danger of collapsing.

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