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

New: Take part in the January Giveaway for the DYU R1 20" City Electric Bike


Wheel Centering Question
#1
I pulled a rear wheel from a specialized p2 and placed on specialized stumpjumper M4. This wheel has 9 cog cassette. The wheel was not centered -- it sits closer to non drive side. So to better center the wheel I swapped the nuts that secure position of inner nuts (those which hold bearings in place). The ones I swapped are the nuts that rest against inside of dropout (they have the etched lines in them). I did this because one was clearly larger than the other.
This improves the center of the wheel but it is still not centered. I guess I could shop for an even thinner nut (to go on drive side) but it can't be too thin as the cassette can't come into contact with the frame.
Is this a common problem? Anything else I should try to better center this wheel?
Thanks -joel

  Reply
#2
Your hub/cone nuts/spacers should be equally centered... adjusting these to center the wheel is not a good idea. Wheels should be centered by dishing the wheel (adjusting the spokes and re-truing until the wheel is centered). Try watching the following video (at about 2:50):
http://bikeride.com/wheel-truing/

  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
35,576
07-19-2013, 05:44 PM
Last Post: 1FJEF
 
7,529
06-30-2009, 12:47 AM
Last Post: DaveM
 
Guest
7,120
07-19-2008, 07:01 PM
Last Post: Alex Ramon

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Which aspects of e-bikes do you think ar...
Today 06:08 AM
pedal crankset axle squeak
Yesterday 03:40 PM
New member
Yesterday 12:49 PM
new victim for the salt mine!
Yesterday 01:11 AM
How much do you bike per year?
01-19-2022 11:21 PM
Twin Schwin two speed tandem
01-19-2022 01:53 PM
Commute/Beginner Triathlon bikes
01-18-2022 06:34 PM
Counsel on a ‘73 Raleigh
01-18-2022 12:09 AM
Failure to stop at stop sign means $500 ...
01-18-2022 12:07 AM
paralyzed in a bike crash: Sports Illust...
01-18-2022 12:04 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
29 posts
no avatar 2. jeffg
18 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
14 posts
no avatar 4. Jake1
14 posts
no avatar 5. JIMMY12345
8 posts