Technical FAQ: Wheel pull-over and dropout alignment

  • By Lennard Zinn
  • Published Sep. 9, 2009
  • Updated Sep. 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM EDT

Regarding pulling over a rear wheel:

Dear Lennard,

Regarding Rick’s problem of pulling his rear wheel under load, I’m wondering if he should get the rear dropout alignment checked? If the two faces aren’t parallel it might well be causing his issue.

Oli Brooke-White. 
ROADWORKS/Jazz Apples Cycling Team

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Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn

Our longtime technical writer joined VeloNews in 1987. He is also a framebuilder, a former U.S. National Team rider, and author of many bicycle books, including Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance and Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, as well as Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes and Zinn's Cycling Primer: Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Colorado College. Readers can send brief technical questions to Ask LZ.

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