Bicycle Mechanics - Front Axle Issue
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Well, after throwing a QR in my front wheel for my fixie project, I discovered that the axle is too short or something. I don;t know much about axles except that they're a good thing to have running smoothly ;). So, I need some help. I don;t wanna spend a ton of money, and I can get a used axle. But what do I need to do? The axle sticks out plenty on one side, and barely at all on the other, as shown in the attachment. Help, please!
*Sorry about the size and my Paint "skills." I had to resize it for the BF attachments.
If I understand it correctly, then all you need to do is readjust the bearing cones so there is an equal amount of axle extension on each side. This assumes the length of the axle is correct.
It's really that simple? Thanks a lot, Dave.
"Dave's not here!"
07-28-05, 07:46 PM
Happens all the time when folks completely strip the axle without measuring the exposed threads first...
For your QR to function properly, the axle should be just slightly shorter than the width of the dropouts when they are snug.
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