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Offline Milkybar

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Rear wheel removal
« on: 31.08. 2019 22:36 »
Hi a7 - a10 ers.
This is my first ever post everyone.
I have had to remove the rear wheel on  my 1960 a10 to remove the swing arm and change the bushes.
Swing arm now refitted.
Problem is ......I have put the rear wheel back in situ but when I tighten the centre pin / rear wheel spindle it stops the wheel from rotating freely.
Taken it off ....put it back on......took it off.....put it back on x40...... can't see what's holding it.
Please help.
Thanks

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #1 on: 31.08. 2019 23:38 »
Hi Milkybar and good luck. As the most incompetent here my only thought is is the brake plate being pushed onto the hub somehow? Someone who is infinitely more qualified will comment soon. Getting the spacers between the bearings to fit well can be fun.
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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #2 on: 01.09. 2019 09:21 »
Hi Jamie.
Thanks for advice.
Still baffled.
Tried again last night and gave up 😨

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #3 on: 01.09. 2019 09:38 »
I don't know much about the swing-arm models. Until an expert comes along...

With the wheel out of the bike does the brake back-plate rotate freely?

Might the brake be binding when the wheel is in the frame?

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #4 on: 01.09. 2019 09:39 »
 By the way, *welcome*

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #5 on: 02.09. 2019 09:15 »
If it was working fine to start with, and what came out went back in, then the problem must be down to some spacer, bearing or bush being displaced and not seating. Not much help to diagnose what's wrong, but looks like a logical inspection of bearings, retainers and spacers would be the way to go. Look for signs and listen for binding or metal to metal contact between brake backplate and hub centre. Disconnect the brake linkage to eliminate brake binding, as suggested by GB.

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #6 on: 02.09. 2019 23:05 »
Hi
Check the bearing retaining threaded ring inside the brake drum, If this is loose it can jam the wheel
loose also means the wheel floats side to side,
Maybe a missed diagnosis on the swingarm bushes that usually last for ever (original ones do anyway)
The ring should have a very small hole for a split pin to lock it to the iron hub, or loctite it in place


John
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