1. dennetti

    Freehub tool recommendations for Giant SR2 wheel

    Hi. I'm trying to remove the freehub from my Giant SR2 wheel. After removing the cassette and axle, it looks like I need to get a long-reach castelated tool into the wheel to remove the freehub. Looks about 10-12mm sort of size. Could someone confirm what tool I need please as I can't seem to...
  2. Venod

    How to change a wheel

    Wow https://www.britishpathe.com/video/air-crash-averted
  3. Hover Fly

    Hub dynamo wheel

    Son Classic (original straight barrel type) in DRC Touring rim 16.5 internal 700c. 32 spokes £70 plus post £10
  4. shep

    To any wheel building experts out there, please help!

    Right then, what I'm trying to do is adapt a set of QR Campag C17 Zonda Disc wheels to work with 12mm Thru axles. The front was no problem as it just involved removing 2 reducing caps and the Axle went straight in, it's the rear I'm having trouble with. I purchased a conversion kit which was...
  5. R

    Rear wheel "ticking" noise

    I'm getting an annoying tick from the rear wheel, which sounds like a spoke being pinged. I had this on another bike, and solved it by putting a drop of oil on the spoke cross overs, but I've tried that to no avail. It only happens under load, not on the stand, and is exactly once per...
  6. Proto

    Kinesis Crosslight wheel components

    I’ve got a pair of 2015 (?) Kinesis Crosslight CX disc wheels which need rebuilding - keep breaking spokes, alum nipples are seized. The rims and hubs are ok. I’m new to wheelbuilding but keen to have a go. Easy enough to measure the spokes and source new ones but I’m curious to know where...
  7. Domus

    Wheel truing

    I have acquired a simple truing stand and already own a DTI so I wish to use it. I know it's not necessary but the engineer in me wants to. I have seen used a tee piece with a roller fitted to a DTI and would like one. Anyone know what it's proper name is and where I could find one? Ta
  8. davidphilips

    Some very fine wheel truing made easy?

    Not recommended, but watched this guy fixing a bent rim on Utube, any one know a wheel builder that could perhaps use such a method? View: https://www.facebook.com/cyclOware/videos/2725308624461341/UzpfSTEwMDAwNDA5NTExMTY4NjpWSzozMjk5MDc3MjUzNDY5NzM0/
  9. ozboz

    Wheel sizes

    Is the wheel size the overall size of wheel inc tyre ?
  10. Dwn

    Squealing front wheel

    I'm struggling to work out why my front wheel makes a hideous squealing noise. It only does this when freewheels and is stopped immediately either when I pedal or lightly apply the brakes. This has come about after I installed new wheels which had been gifted to me. They were setup for thru...
  11. DCBassman

    Bearing adjustment, Shimano rear wheel ***SORTED***

    Noticed this morning on pre-ride check that the rear wheel had noticeable side-to-side play. Now, I understand how cups and cones work, but how in the name of (insert preferred sky-fairy name here) do you lock the drive side cone against anything? There's no way to hold it. I've looked at many...
  12. H

    Vintage wheel builder ?

    Tearing my hair out trying to find a sensibly priced old school wheel builder to lace up some 700c rims on Campag Record hubs this side of CHRISTMAS :cursing: Most grateful for any suggestions - can be anywhere in the country because I'm prepared to use couriers. Thanks chaps
  13. K

    Fulcrum wheel fix

    Looking for advice - road bike wheel Fulcrum racing 7 lg rear wheel - hub flange has cracked unfortunately and wheel is not safe to ride. Front wheel in great shape with loads of miles left. Fulcrum S4 rear wheel for sale on e bay - looks in decent shape but needs new bearings. Is it possible to...
  14. tom73

    Dura-ace 9000 C50 wheel set

    Are they any good ? Seen a 2rd hand pair great condition Or are they better options around the 500-600 mark?
  15. Mark pallister

    Wheel build

    Is there anyone on here that lives in the Newcastle upon Tyne area that can rebuild wheels all the alloy nipples are corroded so need replacing with brass and the wheel truing ? cheers
  16. figbat

    Noisy rear wheel - spokes?

    The rear wheel on my 29er hardtail is quite noisy. It appears to be the spokes and with a bit of pinching they seem a little loose. The wheel went in new a few months ago and seems to be true. It’s set up tubeless and adding pressure to the tyre reduces the noise. Sheldon Brown says that if...
  17. Andy in Germany

    So I made a wheel: Now what?

    I finally psyched myself up to calibrate the wheel jig today, and take an oldish wheel to bits and put it back together again. So far things are okay, once I found where I'd laced it incorrectly and made it right. I've now got a wheel that is +/- about 1mm horizontally, after looking like...
  18. Oldfentiger

    Wanted: 26 x 1 3/8 chromed steel rear wheel with 3 speed hub.

    As per title. Suitable for calliper brakes. Need one for my Sunbeam roadster build, as the original is just too rusty and a previous owner has fitted a single speed freewheel. Will also be looking for handlebar shifter and the little frame mounted pulley thingy. Just remembered I need a saddle...
  19. N

    Move a dynamo hup to another wheel. Cost?

    How much would it cost as I want to keep my rigida supersonic rims. I use them off road every day. The rim is as true today as it was 10 years ago. Magnificent rim. I would probably need want to want to put the original hub into the wheel it has been taken out of. Or should I just by a cheapo...
  20. steveindenmark

    Easy wheel extention bar for Brompton

    Jannie and I have both had our Bromptons for a while now. We ride them almost everywhere and do not need to wheel them about on the rack wheels very often. But even when we move them for storing them it is obvious that they lean away from the crank and are unstable. I recently decided to buy...
  21. Fifelad

    Spokes keep loosening on rear wheel

    Just want opinions. My winter/commuter bike has done a lot of miles in crap conditions and I’ve not had a lot of bother up until now. The wheel is a Mavic Aksium bladed spokes. LBS has tightened/trued the odd spoke. I’m thinking the time is just up on it ? We’re talking into the thousands in...
  22. Globalti

    First steep climb threw the rear wheel out of true. Seen this before?

    The new Roubaix, which I'm loving, has DT Swiss R470db rims. Today I tried the bike out on the climb of Whalley Nab, our local little test-piece. Cleaning the bike later I spotted that the rear wheel had gone about 5mm out of true with high spots in two places. 5 minutes on the trueing jig...
  23. HLaB

    Spring Wheel

    In the midst of my storm Ciara induced boredom I came across this, it may be of interest. https://oldbike.eu/ww1-german-bicycles/?fbclid=IwAR3M6TYyW13d-dbtHWWXYrin_3ewwn322npXqkMM3VvTpLVVJLgQCkOoPVA
  24. ren531

    Hill Special back wheel hub identification

    Just started to rebuild the back wheel on my Hill Special ,can anyone help identify the hub and rim , the only clear identifiable bit on the hub is the lock ring on the flip flop hub that has Villiers on it the alloy on the hub is some what corroded and only bits of lettering are readable ,one...
  25. simon the viking

    Made my own stubby wheel spanner

    I have in the past carried one of the flat monkey metal bike spanners when out on the mtb due to no QR on the back wheel... but cant find it and realised that for the last few weeks... I had no means of removing the back wheel in the event of a rear puncture so at work today I purchased a 15mm...
  26. M

    Will I need a wheel true doing after a snapped spoke replacement?

    Will have to have a wheel true done if I have broken a spoke, or can I just get away with having a spoke replacement? Which also brings me to another question and that is I'm not sure if a cycle shop is trying to get more money out of me ( I'll mention no names). I called into this shop and they...
  27. ozboz

    Wheel building ...

    Hiya, I’ve booked myself on a wheel building course , not to say I’ll be the dogs BX at it at the end of the day , but it’s worth the cost to me (75 sobs) to gain the fundamentals of this skill , the courses are run with connection to the LCC so I’m not guessing the that the tutor will be top...
  28. IaninSheffield

    Seeking the advice of wheel building gurus

    Having recently attended an informative and enjoyable wheel-building course, I set about my first project to build a dynamo hub front wheel. For a touring bike, the components include a Ryde Sputnik 36-hole 700c rim, SP PV8 hub and Swiss DT competition 2.0-1.8-2.0 spokes with 12mm brass nipples...
  29. Cycleops

    Loophole to be closed on phone use at the wheel.

    Glad to see that legislation will be changed so that using a phone for any purpose while driving will result in prosection. Previously a driver who had his conviction quashed for filming an accident because he wasn't making a call; https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50250730
  30. C

    Recommendations for decent winter wheels

    After looking at various bikes for a winter roadie for commuting, I think I'm going for the Triban 520 on the C2W scheme. I phoned Decathlon and the only wheels they had that they could put on it for me were £550. Mental! So, if I go for the Triban at £730, what wheels would be a solid...
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