Basic Bicycle Repairs : How to Adjust a Bicycle Wheel Hub

Bicycle repair advices. Learn how to adjust the wheel hub on a bike with expert tips on bicycle repair in this free video clip.

Expert: Russel Hopkins
Contact: SLCbikecollective,org
Bio: Russel Hopkins has been a bike mechanic for the last 12 years.


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32 Responses to “Basic Bicycle Repairs : How to Adjust a Bicycle Wheel Hub”

  1. great tutorial….thank you.

  2. wait… what?

  3. great video, really clear, really helpful – thanks pal

  4. So what's the great rush ! . Talk slower and people might learn something 

  5. I had my LBS do a front hub overhaul which helped, but after scraping my front wheel against a small curb on the right side.. Kinda made the hub "wiggle" come back. I think its supposed to be snug. Are 7mm and 15mm cone wrenches standard for quick release hubs?

  6. This was very helpful. Thanks so much!

  7. has anyone complaining about the speed he talks taken into account he was probably busy at the time. the video is only short , and he works in a real shop he may have had a customer waiting for that wheel lol

  8. My rear wheel doesn't look like that and it wasn't assembled with the same tools this guy is using here. 

  9. He's in salt lake city. Roll that around in your head for a minute and see it from his perspective.

  10. He speaks quite clearly actually, and there are sub-titles for those who have trouble. This video has convinced me that I should go to a shop to have my bearings checked and adjusted.

  11. Jokes man. I also doubt that.


  13. Not in Utah!

  14. no problem understanding this..and i'm not American. Maybe you need to put simple subtitles up for the Americans watching!

  15. @quilope amen

  16. thx helped a lot

  17. Hella confusing, bro! SO much information SO fast and with no noob-friendly explanation. I don't even know what is going on here… <:(

  18. all im looking for freewheel hub repair.. and i got stumped over here…damn you! 

  19. Geebus man slow down a bit. Sounds like he had one too many coffees that day.

  20. thnxs man. i thought i was going to have to buy a new hub

  21. do we need your tools or can we use a wrench or spanner or something cos mine is real wobbly

  22. finally found a video that actually helps me. Thank you so much. :)

  23. I will admit that these videos are very useful, but lack the very specifics that some beginners or only slightly experienced amateurs need. After searching for 1/2 an hour, I came upon a generic site with made by one person that had everything, even though he obviously had no site-making experience. The more professional something gets, the less it is willing to provide or thinks of providing.

  24. Thanks, very helpful.

  25. Quality video thanks. A poorly adjusted (too tight) hub is also responsible for brake pad rotor rub. Eventually fixed the problem by adjusting the front cones.

  26. Thanks! very good point! Now i my self can do it fitting in and fitting out the hub.

  27. Wow! thanks for that, i have been looking for clear set of instructions for a while now. Thanks

  28. @mdupuy 100% agree, thanks!

  29. Exactly the clear instructions I've been looking for to tighten my loose rear hub. There are so many bad tutorials out there. This is the best by far. Thanks so much!

  30. is there a way to get rid of the quick release?

  31. hhhooooppppkkkiiiinnnnssss

  32. you fixed bikes when you was 3 ye right