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    Tire out of alignment

    So I just got a rigid single speed, and my front tire keeps shifting to the left. I'm not sure if the brake is pulling it there, but it makes it to where my break is constantly engaged.

    Is it my skewer? Or something else?

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    Is your skewer tight enough?

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    Doesit the rotor rub when you spin the wheel on a stand? Might be one of several issues. Either the skewer is not clamped with enough force straight in the drop out or a bent skewer. Also, have you tried loosening the brake caliper, spinning the wheel, grabbing the brake lever, then tightening the caliper bolts? This usually lines up the pads with the rotors.

    Can you provide a picture or explain in a little more detail?

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    I tried adjusting the brake to the wheel (they were actually set up by a bike shop). The main problem happens on downhill sections, I ride until it moves over, I stop and either knock it back over, or loosen the skewer and re-tighten it.

    It spins fine on a stand, and the skewer is tight. I'm thinking I need a better skewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bret Ward View Post
    I tried adjusting the brake to the wheel (they were actually set up by a bike shop). The main problem happens on downhill sections, I ride until it moves over, I stop and either knock it back over, or loosen the skewer and re-tighten it.

    It spins fine on a stand, and the skewer is tight. I'm thinking I need a better skewer.
    Go with Shimano XT or XTR ... can't go wrong!

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    you talking rim brake or disc?

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    Do you have avid brakes? Possibly you have a sticky piston, and the other side keeps moving over to compensate. Avids are notorious for needing realignment constantly to stop light disc rubbing, if that is what you are talking about. Otherwise I like them. If it is the brakes it may need a service, or the easy fix is to replace with shimano which are much more reliable in this respect.

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