rear wheel has bad wobble. do I need new wheel?

jerry campo

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My rear wheel has developed a bad wobble, so bad that i couldnt even ride the bike anymore. I took it to a mechanic thinking it was the hub, and he said i just needed an adjustment. When he was done with the adjustment, there was still a wobble and he said it is because the spokes are damaged beyond repair. Do i just need to get a new wheel? or does all of this sound bogus to you guys? if I do need a new wheel, what are my best options? something that will last long. thanks in advance.
 

jerry campo

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so they seem to have fixed the wheel by doing some more adjustments. I put the wheel back on but the cassette got stuck and no longer rotates, so I cant pedal. I can use the motor just fine, but i have to push off the ground with my feet in order to gain speed and start the bike. How did the cassette get stuck? and how do I fix it?
 

LR Jerry

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First you need to determine what kind of hub you have a freewheel or a cassette; they aren't the same thing.
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Then you either need to replace the screw on freewheel or replace the cassette hub. Freewheel axles are prone to bending. This may be the reason your wheel has a wobble. You can get a cro-molly axle which are harder to bend. I personally recommend getting a double walled rim and a cassette hub.
 
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