Wheel off centre.

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by StewartR, 23 Jul 2012.

  1. StewartR

    StewartR Active Member

    Hi, just fixed a flat and suddenly my rear wheel is out of whack, so much so that the brakes rub quite badly when not on and move the rim when they are. Should I align manually (seems iffy) or does my bike need an expert eye to sort this?

    Bike is an Evans Pinnacle Dolomite 3’, hub is Alex A Class - just in case it's relevant.
     
  2. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    Just undo the quick release and re-tighten with the wheel properly aligned. Make sure the distance between the wheel and fork is the same on both sides.
     
  3. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    Sorry, rear wheel. Seat stay not fork.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    StewartR

    StewartR Active Member

    That simple? I figured they should self align, all things being constant. Cheers for the info.
     
  5. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    No they don't usually self align in my experience, you have to put them back on with a bit of care to make sure they are centred, even with disc brake equipped bikes.
     
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