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    Spin Wheels Flexing

    Hi all

    I have a 97 GT lts-1with Spin wheels that I ride very seldom. But the last few times i have riden it the front wheel will flex so much that the tire will rub against the the front suspension.

    This happens during turning or banking in road or dirt at medium to high speeds

    Should I be worried about the wheels breaking or is this normal flex they can take.

    I never knew what ever happened to the brand so I dont know who to contact, last time I saw these wheels was in Jake Sullys wheelchair in Avatar

    Any advice would be apreciated

    Thanks

    Pedro

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterDays View Post
    Hi all

    I have a 97 GT lts-1with Spin wheels that I ride very seldom. But the last few times i have riden it the front wheel will flex so much that the tire will rub against the the front suspension.

    This happens during turning or banking in road or dirt at medium to high speeds

    Should I be worried about the wheels breaking or is this normal flex they can take.

    I never knew what ever happened to the brand so I dont know who to contact, last time I saw these wheels was in Jake Sullys wheelchair in Avatar

    Any advice would be apreciated

    Thanks

    Pedro
    Spin closed down ~10 years ago.

    If you do not trust the wheels, replace them.
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    Spin was owned by GT/Schwinn and sold through their parts distributor Riteway...which was disappeared in 2001 when they went bankrupt. No Spin No More

    Have you taken the wheel out of the fork and checked the bearings? That's where I'd probably start

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