what happened to the hub exactly??? I need to know cause Im picking up my new wheel tomorrow and its got a suzue hub in it. What were you doing for it to break? If it withstands 3’ drops, its stronger than my ability anyway!
I’ve been riding for a bit under 2 months… either my skills or my daringness are progressing too quickly. The hub was holding up to a lot, and I mean a lot, of hopping… hopping up and down sets of stairs, off 1 foot curbs and what not… I was at the campus here riding along a brick wall and wanted to show off for some people… so I hopped off this 3’ brick wall and then plop. I landed it perfectly and rode off, but I’ve got a wobble every half revolution in the wheel which leads me to believe it’s the hub… a VERY common problem.
> I’ve been riding for a bit under 2 months… either my skills or my > daringness are progressing too quickly. The hub was holding up to a > lot, and I mean a lot, of hopping… hopping up and down sets of > stairs, off 1 foot curbs and what not… I was at the campus here > riding along a brick wall and wanted to show off for some people… so > I hopped off this 3’ brick wall and then plop. I landed it perfectly > and rode off, but I’ve got a wobble every half revolution in the wheel > which leads me to believe it’s the hub… a VERY common problem.
A very common problem with non splined / non Suzue hubs having the life
beaten out of them coming off 3’ walls maybe There’s so few parts to a
uni and yet they’re all so bendy - unless you like emptying your wallet,
piggy bank and pulling a bank job. A wobble in your wheel can come from
many places besides the hub:
Rim - you’d notice if that was really bent out of shape but if it’s a minor
wobble turn the uni so it’s standing on the seat. Grip the top of one of the
forks and stick the thumb out so it touches the rim. Rotate the wheel by the
pedal with the other hand. You’ll feel through your thumb if the rim is
moving closer or away from it. If there’s a constant pressure against your
thumb then the wheel is true.
Crank - from drops it’s usually the one positioned to the rear when you
land. Same idea to spot as above but rotate the wheel holding the rear pedal
(keeping it perpendicular to the ground all the way round) and look between
the wheel and the inside vertical edge of the pedal. If the crank’s bent
you’ll notice the vertical edge of the pedal ain’t quite vertical as it goes
Pedal axle - spotted the same way as above but is less likely than a bent
cotterless crank. You can tell for sure if it’s the crank or the pedal by
installing a known good pedal in the crank. If everything’s the same then
it’s the crank.
I don’t know what components you’re riding so it may well be the hub / axle
that’s blown. If it’s not a Suzue hub then you’re likely right. It sounds
like you’re needing a lovely shiny new Profile in there…