BMX WHEEL KEEPS COMING LOOSE
May 10, 2006
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I have a 20" BMX bike and
Im having problems with the back wheel. The wheel
is always getting pushed up somehow, which causes the bike
chain to become very loose. I loosened the bolts where the
pegs are, to loosen the back wheel to where I can move it
back where it should be. It will work for a little while
and then it gets pushed up again.
Whats the problem with it?
Is there a way I can fix it?
Can you guess why no one has gotten
rich diagnosing repair problem via e-mail?
But lets give it a shot. Obviously,
the wheel gets loose. A nut on each side of the wheels
axle holds the wheel on. I suspect that you have tightened
not the axle nuts, but instead the nuts that hold on the
Try removing the pegs completely,
so you can see the axle nuts. (See a picture here.)
Using an adjustable crescent wrench or a socket wrench (not
pliers), loosen the axle nuts, push the wheel into the proper
position (it helps to have an assistant hold it there),
then tighten the nuts. (Dont crank em down real
hard; just tighten them till they offer moderate resistance.)