Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Rear wheel Migrates to the left

Notices
Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Rear wheel Migrates to the left

Old 12-08-19, 09:41 PM
  #1  
alanf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 259

Bikes: Devinci Millenium, Gary Fisher Joshua

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Rear wheel Migrates to the left

My roadie rear wheel migrates to the left after awhile and sometimes slightly rubs the lower tube that goes to the rear axle.

My guess is that this is from hard cranking going up a local hill and age (2000 model)
My guess is that maybe the wheel would benefit from having the spokes adjusted to bring the rim a bit right.

Any other suggestions?
alanf is offline  
Old 12-08-19, 10:07 PM
  #2  
Bill Kapaun
Really Old Senior Member
 
Bill Kapaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
Posts: 11,140

Bikes: 87 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 810 Post(s)
Liked 99 Times in 74 Posts
Tighten the QR skewer more firmly.
Bill Kapaun is offline  
Likes For Bill Kapaun:
Old 12-08-19, 10:14 PM
  #3  
ramzilla
Senior Member
 
ramzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Posts: 2,679

Bikes: Vintage Japanese Bicycles

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 457 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 39 Posts
I put a set of new wheels on one of my bikes a few years ago. The wheels included new quick release skewers. The skewer on the back couldn't produce enough clamping power to keep the wheel straight when I climbed out of the seat and stood up to pedal up hills. I had to discard the cheap new skewers and buy some good old fashioned chrome steel skewers. The new steel skewers produced far greater clamping force & solved the problem.
ramzilla is offline  
Likes For ramzilla:
Old 12-08-19, 10:40 PM
  #4  
Andrew R Stewart 
Senior Member
 
Andrew R Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 12,372

Bikes: Stewart S&S coupled sport tourer, Stewart Sunday light, Stewart Commuting, Stewart Touring, Co Motion Tandem, Stewart 3-Spd, Stewart Track, Fuji Finest, Raleigh Pro, Trek Cycle Cross, Mongoose tomac ATB, GT Bravado ATB, JCP Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1996 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 129 Posts
The difference between enclosed cam and open cam QR units is a frequent topic here. So to is the axle extension beyond the lock nut WRT the drop out's thickness and does the QR bottom out bon that axle end. Broken axles is another common topic that can cause wheel shift during riding. Spokes that self loosen while riding (to allow the rim to shift over) yet somehow retighten before the beginning of the next ride isn't a common thing Andy
__________________
AndrewRStewart
Andrew R Stewart is offline  
Likes For Andrew R Stewart:
Old 12-09-19, 12:23 AM
  #5  
alanf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 259

Bikes: Devinci Millenium, Gary Fisher Joshua

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Wow, Great info everyone. Really appreciated! This has been on my mind to ask the experts here for awhile.
alanf is offline  
Old 12-09-19, 10:42 AM
  #6  
andrewclaus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 1,632

Bikes: 2016 Fuji Tread

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 255 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 36 Posts
Another item to check is that the dropouts (the ends of the frame that the wheel clamps into) are spaced and aligned properly. If you haven't changed wheels or been in an accident, this is probably okay.
andrewclaus is offline  
Old 12-09-19, 04:23 PM
  #7  
thumpism 
Bikes are okay, I guess.
 
thumpism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 5,140

Bikes: Waterford Paramount Touring, Bridgestone RB-T, Trek 510 city build, Giant CFM-2, Raleigh Sports 3-speeds in M23 & L23, Schwinn Cimarron oddball build, Marin Palisades Trail dropbar conversion

Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1411 Post(s)
Liked 166 Times in 122 Posts
Originally Posted by andrewclaus View Post
Another item to check is that the dropouts (the ends of the frame that the wheel clamps into) are spaced and aligned properly. If you haven't changed wheels or been in an accident, this is probably okay.
Definitely recommend you check this, but it depends on the bike as to whether it might have come out of the box like this. Not uncommon for older bikes to have fork tips and/or dropouts not correctly aligned. Production has become better about QC items like this.
thumpism is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.