Back Wheel Rub

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by flycatcher, 13 Sep 2007.

  1. flycatcher

    flycatcher New Member

    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.
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have you recently performed a home service of your hubs?
  3. col

    col Veteran

    Cones,are they still used? could be too tight?
  4. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Might be a bent spindle, or if they are cup and cone one of the bearing retainers might be breaking up.
  5. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    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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