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Old 07-24-09, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hub cone tightness?

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.
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Old 07-24-09, 04:23 PM   #2
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Yes.
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Yes, this is one of those "learn to do it by feel" aspects of bike work.
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Sheldon Brown tends to be unwronger than most on these matters.
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See also Park's site:
http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105
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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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