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Old March 26th 05, 09:19 AM
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I got my unicycle back from the shop today. All clicking and loseness of
the joints is gone, but now it wobbles side to side as I ride it or roll
it along. Is this normal?


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Old March 26th 05, 09:28 AM
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Check the bearing holders.


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Old March 26th 05, 04:23 PM
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Well i did replace the old ones with new sealed bearings. The old ones
weren't sealed.

What am I looking for. I'm incompetent.


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Old March 26th 05, 04:39 PM
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what kind of uni is it?


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Old March 26th 05, 05:10 PM
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PopeSamXVI wrote:
*Well i did replace the old ones with new sealed bearings. The old
ones weren't sealed.

What am I looking for. I'm incompetent. *




Make sure they are clamped in tightly...


Outside of that....erm...just check every bolt for tightness.


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Old March 27th 05, 08:48 AM
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On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 03:19:50 -0600, "PopeSamXVI" wrote:

I got my unicycle back from the shop today. All clicking and loseness of
the joints is gone, but now it wobbles side to side as I ride it or roll
it along. Is this normal?


No, not normal. Try reproducing the wobble when you're not riding or
rolling, but holding it while it stands on the ground. Then carefully
check what wobbles with respect to what. If you can't see it, you may
still be able to feel it. That should give you an idea about what it
is that is loose (or possibly broken).

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Old April 4th 05, 06:01 AM
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Nothing is loose, but there is a light grinding noise coming from
somewhere. When spinning the wheel lightly it is enough to stop the
spinning when the right pedal in almost fully up.

I think it's a bearing problem, but then again I don't know anything
about bearings.


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Old April 4th 05, 06:20 AM
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PopeSamXVI wrote:
*Nothing is loose, but there is a light grinding noise coming from
somewhere. When spinning the wheel lightly it is enough to stop the
spinning when the right pedal in almost fully up.

I think it's a bearing problem, but then again I don't know anything
about bearings. *

Maybe something is hitting the frame? I had that when I got my new super
wide hub for the coker the spokes hit the frame. Check for anything
touching thats not suposed to.


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Old April 4th 05, 01:21 PM
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sounds to me like you have a spacer(s) rubbing on the bearing holder(s).


wobbling side to side while pushing it, the weight from the pedals will
pull the wheel side to side. This also happens naturally while riding
because you are putting more weight on the foreward pedal.


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