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Weird oscillation in front wheel

swearswear Posts: 22
edited October 2010 in Workshop
I have a very strange sensation of the front wheel oscillating under breaking on steep descents.

It's dura-ace wheels - not old, maybe 300 miles in them.

Spokes tight, headset tight, cant see any sign of a buckle - any one have any ideas?



  • Very likely the hub worked itself loose and needs gentle tightening
    left the forum March 2023
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Agree: loose or worn hub bearings
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Mike67Mike67 Posts: 585
    Loose brake mounts/blocks?
    Mike B

    Cannondale CAAD9
    Kinesis Pro 5 cross bike
    Lots of bits
  • Check your brake caliper is firmly bolted on? There's a lot of load on that bolt under high-speed braking.
  • swearswear Posts: 22
    thanks guys - I will check that tomorrow. Thanks again
  • Clean your braking surface and pads. I had this on my winter bike a few days ago. Think it might have been petrol or something. Cleaned them with alcohol wipes and it's all good again.
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