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Fixing A Wobbling Rear Wheel Hub

I noticed a weird eccentric wobble on the rear hub of a bike I was working on. I disassembled the hub to discover that someone had overhauled it and installed too many bearings. A rear hub typically has nine 1/4″ bearings on each side. This had ten on each side. So I cleaned everything and …Read more »

How To Install 7 Speed Cassette On 8/9/10 Speed Hub

I show what you need to do to mount a 7 speed cassette on to a bike wheel hub designed to fit 8, 9 or 10 speed cassettes. It involves mounting a 4.5mm spacer onto the hub. But you may need to file notches into the spacer to avoid having the cassette wobble. The wobble …Read more »

How To Replace A Bent Axle On A Bike Wheel

I demonstrate how to change out a bent axle from the rear wheel of a mountain bike I was working on. The wheel seemed out of true, but after looking closer, I realized the axle was bent. The wheel had a weird wobble. I took apart the hub, cleaned all the parts, replaced the bent …Read more »

Fix Rear Bike Wheel – Off Center/Rubbing Frame

I show the steps a rear bike wheel might be off center or rub the insides of the chain stays of the frame. I discuss the various causes and and explain how to repair them. How To Make A Cheap Bike Frame Alignment Gauge Tool:  

Raleigh 3 Speed Bike Front Wheel Hub Overhaul

I show how to remove, overhaul, lubricate, re-assemble, mount and adjust the front wheel hub on a vintage Raleigh 3 speed bicycle (made in Nottingham England). It’s a little different than other front wheel hubs in that there are no lock nuts on the cones. And they only have one adjustable cone. The right cone …Read more »