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Wheel Vibration

gimboidgimboid Posts: 24
edited October 2008 in Road beginners
While fixing my gears I noticed that when I spin the rear wheel very fast (ie as fast as my arm will spin the pedals in the highest gear) it vibrates quite a bit. Both front and rear wheels have a single reflector clipped on to the spokes which I think may be the cause of the imbalance. Is this a problem?

Do I have to get two more reflectors to balance it all out? :lol:

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  • gavintcgavintc Posts: 3,009
    Yes, any imbalance will create this problem. How often are you seen from the side. I suggest wheel reflectors seem good, but are actually useless in normal usage.
  • gavintc wrote:
    Yes, any imbalance will create this problem. How often are you seen from the side. I suggest wheel reflectors seem good, but are actually useless in normal usage.

    Too true.....probably best getting some snap on ankle/wrist bands using scotchlite reflective material then at least they have the dual use of making you visible when you raise your arm to signal.
    17 Stone down to 12.5 now raring to get back on the bike!
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