Bicycle wheel introduction
Bicycle wheels are mainly divided into two types of wheels.
1. Spoke hub
The rims of spoke wheels are mainly magnesium alloy, aluminum alloy, and old-fashioned iron rims. The spokes are generally made of cold drawn steel wire or stainless steel.
2. One-piece wheel hub
The main materials of the integrated wheel are magnesium alloy and aluminum alloy. Magnesium alloy, light weight, high hardness, high strength, safer to use.
Bicycle wheels include hubs, spokes, and steel rims. The spokes are generally made of super-strength stainless steel because they disperse the force of the hub for support and require firmness. The steel ring is generally aluminum, or double-layer aluminum. The hub has a sub-structure. The bearing shaft inside is generally made of stainless steel or titanium. The ball is generally made of stainless steel, and the outer shell is generally made of super-strength aluminum. If it is a loose bead hub, the loose bead inside is made of stainless steel.
Maintenance method of bicycle aluminum alloy wheel
When the temperature of the wheel hub is high, it should be allowed to cool down before cleaning. Never use cold water to clean it. Otherwise, the aluminum alloy wheel hub will be damaged, and even the brake disc will be deformed and the braking effect will be affected. In addition, cleaning the aluminum alloy wheel hub with detergent at high temperature will cause a chemical reaction on the surface of the wheel hub, lose its luster, and affect its appearance. When there are stains that are difficult to remove on the surface of the wheel hub, a professional cleaning agent should be used. This cleaning agent can often remove the stains gently and effectively and reduce the damage to the aluminum alloy surface.
In addition, the wheel hub itself has a metal protective film, so be careful not to use paint brighteners or other abrasive materials when cleaning. Also be careful during driving to avoid “hard injuries” caused by scratches on the wheel hub.