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Old 04-06-13, 06:00 PM   #1
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Freewheel axel hub cone spacing

Go easy im a beginner
So i have a wheel with a bent axle so i removed it to replace with another axle
Unfortunately i have removed all bolts cones lock nuts spacers etc.

My question is how do i position the axle correctly in the hub
has to be longer on the freewheel/cassette side i assume i tried rebuilding the wheel but its hitting the front deraillier

any help would be appreciated ive done some research that leads me to re-disking ? is this the necessary path
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Old 04-06-13, 06:08 PM   #2
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A picture would help immensely.

And what is 're-disking'?
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Old 04-06-13, 06:38 PM   #3
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You have some of the spacers on the wrong side.
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How do i determine where on the axle the cone/lock nuts etc. should be or is it just a case of play by eye till wheel is centered in dropouts/frame

I only have spacers on the drive side
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Old 04-06-13, 06:44 PM   #5
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A picture would help immensely.

And what is 're-disking'?
like i said beginner lol dishing i believe is what i was aiming for
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Ahh, LOL - 'dishing' is adjusting the spokes to make wheels go 'in' more on one side to make space for cassettes etc..

I think your problem might be solved by screwing everything back onto the axle, making sure that you end up with the same amount of threads showing on either side of the axle when it's mounted on the bike.

You have to 'lock down' the bits on the drive-side (where the gears are) and *then* put the axle back through the hub to put the rest of the bits on, but don't tighten the locknuts down until you've sussed out the spacing.

You're going to have to make sure that the bearings are dialled in right when you do this as well.

The drive side of the axle is the one with less threads on it.

You might find this handy.
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You've been more than helpful buddy much appreciated
Ill get into this tomorrow hopefully can get this bike on the go

Deciding to build my own bike from scratch has become somewhat a headache but im getting there and hopefully will enjoy it more
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No worries - it gets better from here on, I promise - you actually get to enjoy all this pissing around with bikes.

Do make sure you let us know how you get on, and post some pix of your creation.
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Well i finally got a working contraption from bits and pieces laying around and some new derailleurs bottom brackets shifters
Only thing i want to add is a new set of brakes & new chainset as these are old used crank just to get it in working order new freewheel and chain so no point keeping an old crankset

Decided would be too expensive to convert to freehub so just got a new 7 speed freewheel cassette

and for cosmetic purposes bar end caps
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You *did* manage to reassemble your axle then, I take it?
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Indeed i did my friend then met a few other hiccups turns out the axle was bent but in the end i got there
Ultimate test will be tomorrow morning when take it a run
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The drive side of the axle is the one with less threads on it.
That's the case for a Shimano cassette hub with the outboard DS axle bearings, but IIRC it's the other way around for a freewheel hub.
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