Would love to know how to get rid of the slight wobble after I removed the front wheel for a tire change, on my Navigator 100.
When first removing wheel took out the hub spindle, as I did not know how to release brake pads - that I figured out when putting back - but wheel in front still has some movement - wobble.
Did I replace that backwards or what ? - don't think there are bearings missing.
Not a complete "expert" on this.
Thanks in advance.
Looked at the video, but got fed up, early, at the obvious.
So maybe the crucial part was missed.
I took out, "straightly" the center wire type rod.- knew there was ball bearings in there.
Got the wheel off, by pulling and spreading the break pads.
Now know that was the wrong way to go about it.
When wheel was totally off, realized that I should send it to cycle repair shop,- for new tires - with this spindle in place. - for fear of loosing bearings.
Don't know, if I put it back, in place, the right way.
Just know the tapered ends of the small springs face inwards and adding slight amount of grease.
Not like the old Dutch cycles I am used to.
Got everything back,but not without this slight play on the front wheel axle.
Thanks for any reply.
The "rod" you mention is called the quick release skewer (at least in the US). Even though it is right there with the bearings, it actually doesn't connect to them. You need wrenches to open up the bearing races. The quick release does the same job as the two nuts on the end of the axle on an older bike.
Quick releases won't fine, but you have ot mount the wheel right. Take the bike into the shop and ask someone to walk you through removing and mounting the wheel. It should take 2 minutes. But there are safety issues if you do it wrong.