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Flyingbogey
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Loose Front Wheel

Postby Flyingbogey » Sat May 26, 2012 10:55 am

My front wheel had a lot of play in it when I went to the garage yesterday. Upon closer inspection the two nut either side of the hub were very loose. I firstly tightened them so much the wheel didn't turn so have slackened them so the wheel turns ok and no longer wobbles. Is this ok or will I lose the front at the worst possible moment on my next ride?
Bianchi Nirone C2C FCN4

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Re: Loose Front Wheel

Postby nicklouse » Sat May 26, 2012 11:06 am

Nope you need to do it correctly by tightening the lock nuts against the cones.

Read Parktools about cone and cup bearing adjustment.
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Re: Loose Front Wheel

Postby BillyMansell » Sat May 26, 2012 11:13 am

By nuts do you mean the cone and nut external to the axle? If so, then over-tightening them and then slackening them off until the wheel spins freely but without play is fine. To keep it permanent you will need to 'lock' the cone and nut against each other to stop the play reoccuring.

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Re: Loose Front Wheel

Postby Flyingbogey » Sat May 26, 2012 15:02 pm

Thanks guys. For the amount of riding I do I really should get more clued up.
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