Bent axl or bent hub?-
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  1. #1
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    Bent axl or bent hub?

    Just had the bearings replaced on both wheels and while I was mounting up the rear wheel yesterday and I noticed that the chain rings wobble slightly. Doesn't appear loose like the broken hub I experienced on my other bike. Just a slight wobble. Not noticeable when riding, but you can see it and hear it when the wheel spins freely.

    Something is bent. Please god not another rear hub issue

    Any ideas what it is?

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    Don't panic all is well. Alot if not all cassette bodies have a wobble in them, nothing for you to worry about, go ride.

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    What Miguel said. The cassette and free hub don't spin on the axle, they spin on the bearings. If it was an axle the wheel hop.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    The cassette may not be totally seated onto the freewheel body, I would check to make sure it is tight, but as stated above, slight wobbles can be expected.

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    Freewheels are infamous for the cogs not being 'true' while coasting.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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