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Bent rim
#1
Hey guys I got a question I was pending up a hill and all of a sudden I heard a clunk and my back tire was rubbing on the bike frame I think the rim is bent Cruz when I spin it by hand the wheel wobbles so I fixed it and the same thing happened again but worse please help
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#2
Sounds like your axle may have broken.
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#3
(11-03-2013, 01:07 PM)RBurrelli Wrote:  Sounds like your axle may have broken.

If it broke I wouldn't be able to pedal right I can still pedal
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(11-03-2013, 01:04 PM)billy247 Wrote:  Hey guys I got a question I was pending up a hill and all of a sudden I heard a clunk and my back tire was rubbing on the bike frame I think the rim is bent Cruz when I spin it by hand the wheel wobbles so I fixed it and the same thing happened again but worse please help

What did you do to "fix it"?

Possible things: broken spoke, axle nuts / QR skewers slipped in dropouts, bent / broken axle, ...
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#5
(11-04-2013, 05:48 AM)Joe_W Wrote:  
(11-03-2013, 01:04 PM)billy247 Wrote:  Hey guys I got a question I was pending up a hill and all of a sudden I heard a clunk and my back tire was rubbing on the bike frame I think the rim is bent Cruz when I spin it by hand the wheel wobbles so I fixed it and the same thing happened again but worse please help

What did you do to "fix it"?

Possible things: broken spoke, axle nuts / QR skewers slipped in dropouts, bent / broken axle, ...

All I did was take the tire off and put it on and it fixed it than like I said it happened again and its worse
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#6
When you spin the rear wheel, does the rim wobble (forget the tire) as it rotates?
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(11-04-2013, 12:09 PM)1FJEF Wrote:  When you spin the rear wheel, does the rim wobble (forget the tire) as it rotates?

Yes the rim wobbles
please view this video to see what i mean its not rubbing any more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwTPB476F7M&feature=youtu.be
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#8
(11-03-2013, 01:10 PM)billy247 Wrote:  
(11-03-2013, 01:07 PM)RBurrelli Wrote:  Sounds like your axle may have broken.

If it broke I wouldn't be able to pedal right I can still pedal

I don't think this is your issue. But for the record, I've seen bikes that were ridden for months on a broken axle with the owner wondering why their wheel had a small amount of play in it. Much more so on a QR wheel where the skewer holds everything together though.
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(11-04-2013, 01:49 PM)DaveM Wrote:  
(11-03-2013, 01:10 PM)billy247 Wrote:  
(11-03-2013, 01:07 PM)RBurrelli Wrote:  Sounds like your axle may have broken.

If it broke I wouldn't be able to pedal right I can still pedal

I don't think this is your issue. But for the record, I've seen bikes that were ridden for months on a broken axle with the owner wondering why their wheel had a small amount of play in it. Much more so on a QR wheel where the skewer holds everything together though.

OK so what's my problem
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#10
Looks like broken spoke and/or bent rim to me. But hard to tell just based on that video. HAve you checked any of the things that Joe_W listed above?
Also your plastic spoke protector (behind the gear cluster) has broken loose and is making that loud, scratchy sound. You can cut it out without removing the gear cluster.
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(11-04-2013, 08:58 PM)DaveM Wrote:  Looks like broken spoke and/or bent rim to me. But hard to tell just based on that video. HAve you checked any of the things that Joe_W listed above?
Also your plastic spoke protector (behind the gear cluster) has broken loose and is making that loud, scratchy sound. You can cut it out without removing the gear cluster.

No I'll have to check it and OK I really don't need it right
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