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my wheel feels loose

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by purpleR, 21 Sep 2007.

  1. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Hi, I've just been checking over my bike and I can detect a tiny amount of side-to-side wobble in my back wheel. I've tightened up the bolts that keep the wheel in place, but there's still something shoogling. Is it maybe the wheel cones.?

    It's booked in for a service in a couple of weeks time, so I am wondering if it's okay to keep using it until then (keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get worse) or does it need immediate attention...
     
  2. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    THIS may help you.
     
  3. Shoogling isnt a technical term goddamnit!!!!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    :blush: Not sure if schmeliphants is entirely taxonomically accurate either...
     
  5. A good point well made.

    I shall change my sig forthwith in a bit.
     
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    wild guess?

    bearing/whatever worn and yes it's safe to ride
     
  7. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Your hunch about the cones in the hub is probably right. I'm sure it is safe to ride, but there is a risk of wearing the inside of the hub. Given that you've got it booked in for a service quite soon you'll probably be ok unless you are putting in some serious miles in the next two weeks. :blush: