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    Amateur cycle repair help

    Again I call on the TZ collective
    Just fixing up an old Trek hybrid for fun really
    The rear wheel has a wobble and Iíve found the culprit- looks like itís snapped
    Whatís it called so I can source a replacement
    Thanks
    I presume itís not supposed to be in 2 parts
    Untitled by biglewie, on Flickr
    Untitled by biglewie, on Flickr

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    Search bicycle quick release bolt / skewer and you should find it

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    Not the skewer - that I know - is it the axel

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    Does this help?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/HomDSim-Bic...80213094&psc=1

    If you check second photo

    Shaft Hollow Axle
    Last edited by nick67; 8th April 2021 at 15:22.

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    Going via the photo it looks like itís a cup & cone hub, if so did you save all the ball bearings? Are they and the cups in the hub in a good state?

    Depending how many years/miles/state it might be simpler to replace the wheel.

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    I’ve got the ball bearings and the bike actually looks although it’s had little use
    Hub measures 145 I think
    Is this what I need?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyclo-Tools...5LX?th=1&psc=1

    Maybe this will be better
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/KLYNGTSK-Re..._t3_B07TVB8VBW
    Last edited by lewie; 8th April 2021 at 16:21.

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    You will need the correct cone spannerís, check the cup surface in the hub body, looking at the state of the axle I expect they are in a poor state.

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    Its not just the quick release , its as stated above the axle.

    Local bike shops charge very little to fettle wheels. Your probably looking at £12/15 including parts. I would just take it to your LBS NOT Halfrauds.

    Steve

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    Have a look on fb marketplace for items near to you and find a set of wheels to fit, there are usually loads for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Iíve got the ball bearings and the bike actually looks although itís had little use
    Hub measures 145 I think
    Is this what I need?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyclo-Tools...5LX?th=1&psc=1

    Maybe this will be better
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/KLYNGTSK-Re..._t3_B07TVB8VBW
    Iíve never done one so canít confirm but suspect theyíll be a guide on the Sheldon Brown site or YouTube to get a sense youíve got the right spares.

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    if its cup/cone then fairly simple to replace. Its all on youtube. thats a hollow axle and quick release. If the hub has gone then a bike shop can prob build a new wheel. malcolm at the Cycle Clinic is the guy I use but a regular local bike shop will advise you.

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