Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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As noted above the conical springs don't help hold the wheel on, they're a convenience item keeping the skewer centered so mounting is a bit easier. Just about the only thing you can do wrong with the springs is to install them backward. The small end goes toward the axle and the big end is out. Reversed, the spring can slide over the end of the axle, and interfere with the fir into the dropout, or cause the wheel to mount slightly crooked.
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