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    which way

    does it matter how you mount your front rim after removing it. I noticed after changing a tire on the front that when it was back on the bike the side of the rim that was facing left was now facing right. The tread itself has a rotation direction so if I put the rim on the way it was the tread would be going backwards. But is my rim(hub) rotating backwards? Thanks in advance

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    Ya might want to throw this at the mechanics forum... I can't think of a reason it might matter.

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    The only reason it matters on my bike is the magnet for the computer needs to be on the side where the sensor is.
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    How picky are you? If you dig deeply enough you can find reasons for almost anything.

    1. Need the computer magnet on the correct side.
    2. Many wheels aren't dished perfectly so the brake might rub if the wheel is installed backward.
    3. Directional tire tread.
    4. Traditionally the QR lever goes on the left.
    5. Traditionally unidirectional printing should be readable from the right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    How picky are you? If you dig deeply enough you can find reasons for almost anything.

    1. Need the computer magnet on the correct side.
    2. Many wheels aren't dished perfectly so the brake might rub if the wheel is installed backward.
    3. Directional tire tread.
    4. Traditionally the QR lever goes on the left.
    5. Traditionally unidirectional printing should be readable from the right side.
    6. Neurotic tendencies demand that both QR levers are on the same side.

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