1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
mtn. biking 101
2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Wheel Problems

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5

    Wheel Problems

    Hi,

    I have a Trek 3700. I tried to take the chain guard off the wheel and took off the quick disconnect bar.

    Of course, I can't remember which way they went back on - I did it in this order -

    Quick connect handle - Spring - Nut (which attachs to the axle) - Circle Bit (inside rubber/plastic case) then wheel bearing

    On the otherside - End nut - Spring and axle.

    I followed the manual I downloaded - I tightened the wheel finger tight and then pulled the handle down.

    The wheel spins very easy without being tightened, but if its only fingure tight the wheel doesn't spin very well....

    Can you help me please.... I shouldn't have pulled the wheel apart, or the DVD, Fridge, TV etc...

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,847
    The quick release parts are nut, spring ,spring ,lever. Any chance that you tightened the axle nuts? The way to use a quick release is to havw the lever half way open ,tighten the nut finger snug ,close lever.Go the Park Tools, or Sheldon Brown for more info.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5
    Thanks,


    Yeah, I tightened the axle nuts... I think I broke the bearings. I opened them and the balls fell out, so I put them back in and replaced the axle. I can't open the nut on the lever side anymore... its on too tight. The nut on the otherside opens though.

    I'm an idiot...

Similar Threads

  1. Any problems from using two different wheel widths?
    By LucidMTB in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-29-2013, 09:32 PM
  2. Stumpy Wheel Problems
    By laser beam in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 10-04-2011, 04:51 PM
  3. E150 fork & Roval Wheel problems...
    By fbb in forum Specialized
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-05-2011, 01:53 PM
  4. trek top fuel wheel problems!!
    By smokeuu in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-07-2011, 01:14 PM
  5. Paired Spoke wheel problems
    By cjn1014 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-16-2011, 10:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •