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Lineing Up Wheel Problems


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The width from each chainstay on my bike is very small so the wheel has to be inline perfect otherwise it rubs. I can set up the wheel just fine but when i kick on the cranks it pulls the wheel out of line.

P.S yes i do have chain tugs.

please can you help me?

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My spokes are tight because there my new monty wheel set

Doesn't mean they are tight :P

He might be right you know. If we are talking a matter of a couple of milimeters then it could be the rim moving slightly from side to side (cos of not tight enough spokes). If not that then maybe it is your hub bearings coming loose?

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if your relying upon mm for starters thats never good. it means your set up is always going to have to be perfect. even a small drop can affect your wheel by mm's which means during rides its always going to be a pain in the asS!!! but may be your frame flexing does it rub when just cruising in a line? without pressure upon the frame?

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Lose spokes, flexy frame, rim not center to hub, hub bolts not tight enough??

Are you running some kind of chain tensioner?

I don't have loose spokes, i got a zoo python frame so frame does'nt flex, bolts are TIGHT! and i did'nt build the wheel i bought from clean.

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Could be a few things, what sort of bolts has is got? Has it got lge washer's ?

Counter sunk allen key bolts with the grippy washers ?

Are the spacers inside the frame even on both sides? If not add a washer or two !

This makes the wheel pull even when tightened. :)

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I don't have loose spokes, i got a zoo python frame so frame does'nt flex, bolts are TIGHT! and i did'nt build the wheel i bought from clean.

Cheers sam, the bolts are the ones with the grippers, and i have tried puttin washers in but it does'nt seem to work as the bolts are not long enough.

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Here's my tip.

I had the same sort of problem, but it was the wheel rubbing on my brake pads becuase they were set sooo close to the wheel.

So, set the wheel up as best you can. Tighten up the bolts etc etc. And ride about and jump about on the back wheel like a mad man.

Then if the wheel is off, tighten the chain tuggs (with the wheel bolts still tight) respectively*. This way, when you ride, the wheel will stay put.

Tried and tested method.

* If it's rubbing on the left righting the right tugg and visa vera.

Edited by JT!
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