Back Wheel Rub

flycatcher

New Member
Location
Manchester
Hi, you know when you spin your wheel round and it spins to a very slow stop, well my back wheel on a Trek road bike spins and slows to an almost immediate stop, certainly very abruptly.

It's not rubbing on the frame or blocks so is it something in the spindal (is that the right term?) that causes it to slow to a sudden stop.

It's been greased up recently.

Thanks in advance.
 

domtyler

Über Member
Have you recently performed a home service of your hubs?
 

John Ponting

Veteran
Location
Herts
flycatcher said:
... well my back wheel on a Trek road bike spins and slows to an almost immediate stop, certainly very abruptly.

It's been greased up recently.

Thanks in advance.
Release the rear brake qr just to confirm that it really isn't the brakes binding.

Remove the nuts or quick release while the wheel is still in the frame and spin it. If it is now OK the qr or nuts were FAR too tight.

Take the wheel out and spin it while holding the axle (spindle) ends. If it still stops then you have over tightened the bearings after greasing.
 
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