Bicycle Mechanics - Rear dropout screw adjusters
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08-24-08, 03:12 PM
Did a quick forum search, couldn’t find any relevant hits.
Do I need to use rear drop out screw adjusters? Is there any risk in simply putting the rear wheel axle tight up in the rear drop out?
I appreciate any advice.
I suspect their actual function is to centre the wheel in the chainstays.
08-25-08, 03:18 AM
Yeah I thought that but I didn't know if they were absolutely necessary since I think my wheel is running pretty straight and true without them. I just wanted to know if there was any potential damage in running the bike with the axle tight up against the rear dropout? The dropout has a hanger if that makes any difference.
08-25-08, 04:04 AM
There is no risk in not using the screws if the frame and wheel are straight.
I am doing that on one of my bikes because the screw broke in the dropout.
08-25-08, 08:23 AM
Thanks to evryone who replied. I'll try to pick some up but at least I can rest assured the back end isn't going to fall off (hopefully) :lol:
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