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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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    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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    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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