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Replace the spokes on my huffy 18 speed 27 inch bicycle

building and truing wheels is a specialized skill that takes a lot of practice. Most manufacturers use robots to build the wheels to save on labor costs. To have a human build a wheel can cost more than $50 per wheel for the labor. Spokes retail for about $1-$2 a piece and include a brass nipple. Spokes also come in different gauges. Most bike shops that sell spokes usually only carry a few sizes in stainless steel.

If you are only replacing one or two spokes you can take the broken spoke to a bike shop and they can measure it and hopefully have the right size in stock to sell you a replacement. Use the right size spoke wrench for your spokes to unscrew the nipple from the broken spoke, you will then be able to remove (spokes can be very flexible and will bend a lot to get them out of the hub). Observe the adjacent spokes and the lacing pattern to re-install the spoke in the hub and thread it into the new nipple that came with the replacement spoke. Put the wheel back in the frame and use the brake pads as a reference guide to tighten and true the adjacent spoke nipples until the wheel no longer rubs on the brake pads and you are satisfied.

My personal opinion is that on a Huffy, it is faster, cheaper and easier to buy a replacement wheel from your local bike shop for $35-$45. The spokes, rims and hubs used on Huffy's are of very low quality (most don't even use stainless steel spokes) and a new replacement wheel from your local bike shop (LBS) will be ten times better than trying to fix the old original equipment, IMHO.

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How do you replace the spokes on the rear wheel of a huffy 18 speed bicycle

you will need several specialized bike tools that will make this cost prohibitive for the DIYer unless you plan on doing more wheels. Most local bike shops can sell you a replacement wheel for between $35 and $50 and remove and reinstall the freewheel, rimstrip, tire and tube and reinflate it for about $8-10. Also the quality of this replacement wheel will be a much higher than the original Huffy wheel.

If you still want to do it yourself, you will need a freewheel removal tool for your specific brand of freewheel or cassette (there are about a dozen different types of tools out there, so make sure you get the right one). You will need a spoke wrench of the right size for the spoke nipples you are using, there are three common sizes and a couple more odd size ones out there. You are looking at about $20-$30 for those tools. You should use a truing stand to true the wheel after the spokes are replaced ($150-$400) but you can "get by" with using the brakes in your bike as a reference. Spokes will run you $1-$2 each. If you don't have a special metric spoke ruler ($10-$15), most LBS's will measure them for free (all bike parts are measured in metric). The details of lacing a wheel and getting the tension right is beyond the scope of this short answer and I recommend that you either try to find a book on the art of wheel building at your local library or buy one off of Amazon ($25-$45), there are several good ones out there and video tutorials also. If you plan on doing more than one wheel then I highly recommend it and take the time to learn the art, there are few of us left out there that can actually build a wheel these days.

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Not enough info here. Is it the rim or the hub that is wobbly? If the rim is out of true (and not actually bent) the spokes can be tightened to bring it back into true. If the hub is loose then the bearings need to be adjusted. Either adjustment can be done by your local bike shop for $10-20. A broken spoke can also make the wheel go out of true, this will cost a little more to fix.

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How do I tighten the stem bolt on the handlebar stem?

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