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Rear wheel play

stevedb55stevedb55 Posts: 52
edited December 2008 in The workshop

My rear wheel seems to have excessive "sideways play" when I try to push it left or right - how do I fix this? I had a new axle fitted a couple of months ago as the previous spindle sheared when I went over a hump at speed.....have checked the wheelnuts and they are tight (so tight that I rounded one off when trying to remove the wheel)

Can anyone point me in the right direction here?

Many thanks


  • KonanKonan Posts: 43
    Yup - you've got play in the wheel bearings. How you fix it is down to the design. For example, with a basic cone system, you just need to tighten it a little.
  • robbarkerrobbarker Posts: 1,367

    Have a read of that, get some cone spanners, adjust. While you're at it clean out the bearings and put fresh grease in there - if you've ridden them loose this time of year it's possible some salty cruddy moisture will have got in them.
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