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Old 02-11-12, 11:23 PM   #1
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Concave side on an axle locknut?

See jpeg.

I'm assuming the concave side of the locknut is for a spacer to sit in there, with the flat side facing the drop-out?

Any better ideas?


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Old 02-12-12, 12:28 AM   #2
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The concave side should face the dropout. The idea is for it to "bite" better by focusing the clamping pressure, same reason some locknuts have knurled surfaces.
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The concave side should face the dropout. The idea is for it to "bite" better by focusing the clamping pressure, same reason some locknuts have knurled surfaces.
+1 Also, the concave side is beveled, which is to allow one to slide the wheel more easily into dropouts that might be spaced a tad too narrow.
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