View Full Version : wicked 5 problem
08-06-2007, 09:10 AM
front wheel on wicked 5's does roll smooth when I tighten the axle??
Whats wrong and how to fix?
08-06-2007, 11:12 AM
hey i have the same skates and what i did was tighten them just enuph so they dont fall off but good so the bearings have breathing room.
08-06-2007, 11:15 AM
Loc tite?? I can barly put any pressure on the bolt without slowing down the wheel.
08-06-2007, 12:31 PM
i dont have the wickeds. But I use loc-tite on my Tour skates. I had the same problem. If I tighten them too much, wheels dont move. If I tightened to little so the wheel spun well, the axle would back itself out. So I put loctite on there to make sure I can keep it spinning but it wont fall out.
just make sure you dont get the permanent loc-tite, you want the blue stuff.
08-06-2007, 12:54 PM
Can I assume that this is a common concern
08-06-2007, 02:16 PM
i think it happens often enough under regular use. I thought maybe it was bolts/axles. So I ordered new ones from Tour directly. However, it kept happening where they would loosen themselves during a game, and if I over-tightened them, my wheels would barely move. Since I added the loc-tite they havent been that bad, but I still keep an allen key on the bench at all times and make sure they are good to go.
Good luck getting it worked out.
08-06-2007, 02:59 PM
other than that minor prob this is the best skate i have ever used i love them.
08-06-2007, 03:35 PM
I agree now that there broke in my kid loves them and I think they have improved his speed and all around skating.
It just makes me wonder why I can tighten all 7 others tight and not this one.
The dealer told me to swap it with the second wheel to see if it acts different.
Does anyone have a Mission Tech phone number???
08-08-2007, 06:43 PM
I had/ have this problem as well. Not with the wicked 5's but with my RBK 5k's. I kinda figured it out though. Basically what happened with mine is. The wheels/ bearings that the skates came with work perfectly (they can be tightened down all the way and still spin). But I bought some cheap outdoor wheels/ bearings and they have this exact problem that you guys are talking about. So basically if I were you I would try different bearings.
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