Bicycle Mechanics - Hub cone tightness?
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07-24-09, 05:17 PM
Is it normal for the cones on a hub to get tighter when you tighten the quick release?
I find this to be very annoying as i cant figure out how tight to make my cones until i try it out on my bike.
07-24-09, 05:23 PM
07-24-09, 05:25 PM
Yes, this is one of those "learn to do it by feel" aspects of bike work.
07-24-09, 05:27 PM
Sheldon Brown tends to be unwronger than most on these matters. (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html)
07-24-09, 07:29 PM
See also Park's site:
07-24-09, 07:48 PM
Put some washers between the end of the axle and the quick release head and nut, then do the bearing adjustment with QR tightened.
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