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BIG problem(6 posts)

BIG problemCrazyMan
Oct 22, 2001 3:15 PM
So, the shop calls me today, says the bike is finally finished. BUT, there's one problem.
The mechanic who took it out for a spin says that there's a TON of movement of the rear wheels when banking hard into turns...says it causes brake rub, even when the brakes are perfectly trued.
Is it the TCR frame (i doubt it), or the bianchi levitation wheels flexing, or something else all together? HELP!!!
I'll post my thoughts when I ride her tomorrow, but i hate to have the excitement of a new ride dampened by problems already.
The problem could be...MrCelloBoy
Oct 22, 2001 3:25 PM
A HEAVY mechanic compared to you...

Super light wheel with fewer or lighter rear spokes.

I'd ride it yourself and see how it feels.
Wheels. No question IMHO.Ahimsa
Oct 22, 2001 3:49 PM
I had the same problem last year with a poorly built wheelset. Hard turns would push the rim into the brake pad. Put on new wheels by my builder and *POOF!* the problem vanished. It may be a heavy mechanic, but bad or side-flexy wheels can cause this just as easily, as I am of "average" weight.

Good luck!

A.
re: BIG problemcioccman
Oct 22, 2001 4:43 PM
Can't say for sure, but if it's not the wheels, there is a huge problem in materials strength. What kind of wheels? You simply shouldn't see that kind of flex in most wheels. Don't buy it.
Absolutely NOT the frameJohnG
Oct 22, 2001 7:29 PM
I've got a TCR framed bike and it's a solid stiff ride.

Good luck
JohnG
Absolutely NOT the frameCrazyMan
Oct 22, 2001 10:27 PM
already got them, for basically nothing.
mechanic is a few inches shorter then me, but at 6'1, 155, i'm not exactly a masher, so i'll give her a try tomorrow.

thanks