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Old 01-05-08, 02:52 AM   #1
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Spacers? pic included

I have a set of wheels that does not want to fit my old Sekine bike frame and I was wondering if these black lugnut looking things can be removed. I haven't tried to take them off yet as I thought I would ask before reefing on them.
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Old 01-05-08, 03:18 AM   #2
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They could possibly be replaced by thinner ones.
You don't want to remove them, they act as locknuts against the nut just inside of it.
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Ok good to know thanks.
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Consult Sheldon Brown's website on how to spread the rear triangle of steel frames. It's really quite easy with a 4 x 2 plank and a chair. That way you won' t have to interfere with the integrity of the hub, and it will be a permanent fix.

Like randomgear indicated, if you remove those over locknuts, you run into problems with loose bearings or worse, scored axle and/or broken races.
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Is that a front or a rear?
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