Wheels rear wheel nuts

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by mechcd, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. mechcd

    mechcd Member

    I've been riding around without my motor to set up my derailers. After i pedal around for a minute or so, one of my rear axle nuts loosens up very slightly, causing the wheel to shift and hit the rear frame. I've had this problem before and used lock washers to fix it. Those are no longer working and I'm afraid of stripping the threads on the axle until i can afford a better wheel. Is there anything i can do to fix it? Is it a problem with the wheel or the frame?

  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    i would head for a bike shop. you might need an axle. the mech. should look for no cost.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes -- a bike shop does carry a mighty nice type of washer

    should stop all movement of wheel

    wondering if your threads are slightly stripped ???

    ride that thing
  4. mechcd

    mechcd Member

    I took it in and looked at it on a stand. We ended up taking all the washers off and some spacers that I didn't know came off. A new thinner lock washer on each side, and new nuts all around and its good as new!

    I never thought to bring it to a bike shop :shock: