Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the September Giveaway for a Spider Rear Rack and a Heavy Duty Drybag from aeroe


Front wheel not free
#1
The front wheel on my mtn bike isn't spinning as freely as it should when off the ground. I'm not sure if there is friction between the brake disc and pads (juicy 5 brake system) or if there is an issue w/ the axle. Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  Reply
#2
well, sounds like you've got a good idea of what might cause a problem like that. Start trouble shooting. If you don't have a bike stand or rack, flip the bike upside down. Then spin your front wheel. Eye the rotors first to see if there is any friction on the pads. Then maybe check to make sure the wheel is seated on the for correctly, so loosen the skewer all the way and spin it again.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Hello from North Carolina
Yesterday 07:05 PM
frame choices
Yesterday 10:08 AM
Front Derailer fails to shift to the big...
Yesterday 06:12 AM
Raleigh "Trail" bike
Yesterday 05:02 AM
Know about the Hercules?
Yesterday 04:18 AM
Pedals: Clip vs. Clipless
09-20-2020 07:43 PM
90's Raleigh R600
09-20-2020 06:21 PM
Proper way to torque a crank bolt on a s...
09-20-2020 03:37 PM
Where are you from and What is your favo...
09-20-2020 02:19 PM
Tour de France 2020
09-20-2020 12:08 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
36 posts
no avatar 2. G_M
14 posts
no avatar 3. Sagan97
10 posts
no avatar 4. Papa Dom
10 posts
no avatar 5. Painkiller
10 posts