Bicycle Mechanics - Installing rear wheel
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06-07-08, 08:08 PM
How tight do I want the rear wheel/hub nuts? I've been going as tight as possible with overtly straining myself. Should I go tighter and just crank em down for safety or maybe I'm already going too tight? Ahhh I'm not sure and on one hand I don't want to screw my frame but I also would like to stay safe while riding. Having my rear wheel come forward and loosing chain doesn't seem appealing to me. :crash:
06-07-08, 08:52 PM
It doesn't take much. I think I've seen 14 ft-lbs. So, with a normall 17mm wrench length, you'd probably be pushing with ~35 lbs of force or so? A competition tandem will require more, but you're not putting out 3400 Watts :)
06-08-08, 12:04 AM
Am assuming you are talking about closing the skewer?
You are being paranoid, whatever u can do with one hand is fine.
06-08-08, 12:40 AM
Yeah, I never use two hands or leverage on anything. I just go has hard as I can with one hand without hurting myself. I am being paranoid...it's something I'm trying to get rid of. ;)
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