Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes: '86 Trek Elance 400; '83 Trek 520; 90s Specialized Crossroads
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Thanks, I think I have my plan for the future. For cup-and-cone bottom brackets, I will tighten until I can feel no play, with a slight drag while still able to turn the spindle with my thumb and forefinger. For my hubs, I'll take my lead from a paragraph from a link provided (pasted below). I'll tighten with the cone and locknut until there is just a very small amount of play, put in QR, tighten and check for any rattle/movement. If so, undo and tighten. If not, spin the wheel to see how it stop. If it stops with an "indexed oscillation" - or suddenly, then I'll loosen a bit. If not, then I am good to go - and I'll repeatedly check over my next few rides to see how it is going.
To test for proper adjustment, install the wheel and wiggle the rim
side-to-side to determine that there is no clearance (rattle), then
let the wheel rotate freely to a stop. If the wheel halts with a
short (indexed) oscillation, bearing preload is too high.