New: Take part in the March 2020 Giveaway for an ELEVEN Cycling Uniform

Welcome guest! Register or sign in to participate in the cycling discussions.


Handlebars won't turn wheel
#1
Hey guys, I have a quick question. When I'm riding my bike, I can't turn the wheel when I turn the handlebar. Like I can't steer at all. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.
  Reply
#2
Sounds like you need to tighten up the stem bolt.
Have fun and just enjoy the ride
  Reply
#3
(03-29-2013, 08:48 PM)nathanlink169 Wrote:  Hey guys, I have a quick question. When I'm riding my bike, I can't turn the wheel when I turn the handlebar. Like I can't steer at all. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.
You mean the bars will turn both ways but the front wheel does not?
  Reply
#4
(03-30-2013, 04:03 PM)1FJEF Wrote:  
(03-29-2013, 08:48 PM)nathanlink169 Wrote:  Hey guys, I have a quick question. When I'm riding my bike, I can't turn the wheel when I turn the handlebar. Like I can't steer at all. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.
You mean the bars will turn both ways but the front wheel does not?

Yep. The bars turn unrestricted but the wheel doesn't. It's not locked in place, it moves interdependently from the handlebars.
  Reply
#5
FYI

http://sheldonbrown.com/handsup.html

The expender or wedge is held in place by a long bolt tightened at the top of the stem.
Never Give Up!!!
  Reply
#6
If it won't tighten, just spins, the expander "nut" has come undone, pull the stem & check or turn the bike upside down & see if you can get it to re engage.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Wheel won't spin freely SaveTheClockTower 1 180 02-16-2020, 01:06 AM
Last Post: Painkiller
  Grip shift gear on kids bike difficult to turn lunerfish 16 106,165 10-27-2019, 08:29 PM
Last Post: Will L.
  Drop to Swept-back Handlebars cehua 3 7,918 07-26-2015, 07:36 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Rear Wheel Nuts won't screw in Pugceratops 3 6,192 08-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  I cannot turn the wheel. It gets stuck Nimitta 6 9,823 04-02-2014, 07:10 AM
Last Post: Nimitta
  Roadmaster Mountain Bike Handlebars Dyno6942 2 4,735 03-16-2014, 04:20 AM
Last Post: Dyno6942
  Pedals Turn Wheel Does Not smbeauregard 1 4,199 03-03-2014, 03:57 AM
Last Post: cny-man
  Rear wheel won't engage billbr 18 59,302 02-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Last Post: nadaleko
  Coaster brake bike pedals don't turn kjw 1 3,252 01-15-2014, 03:51 AM
Last Post: Painkiller
  Handlebars won't fit etristram 11 21,684 06-04-2013, 06:10 AM
Last Post: redfoxglove

Forum Jump: