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Need help re-stalling rear tire before Thursday AM

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  1. 2WheelPik

    I took off my rear wheel to get the tire changed, and I got everything put back on okay, except the disc seems to be dragging on the pads. If I loosen the two bolts that hold the caliper to the bracket, the wheel spins pretty freely. When I tighten down those two bolts, the wheel doesn't spin very freely and stops shortly after I try to spin it.

    Is this natural and I'm worrying about too much? Or is something not quite right? Everything looks like it's in place, but this is my first time with the rear wheel off on this bike.

  2. 2WheelPik

    Sorry for the double post, but I think I have it figured out. It looked like the right side swing arm was further in (closer to the tire) than it orginally was, going by the wear marks on the axle. So I pushed it out where it was orginally, tighted down the two yoke bolts, then tightend down the caliper bolts. Now with everything tightened down, the tire still spins freely.

    I'm thinking the swing arm was at the wrong angle (pushing the caliper against the disc) thus the dragging. Now with it at the original angle, it's aligned better and spins more freely.

    Is that a sound theory?


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