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    Washer on fork?

    Does anyone have a washer on their fork or do you just use a locknut?

    My bike came with this washer piece but I dont think it's necessary since I dont have it on any other bikes.

    Thoughts?

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    Wait...what?

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    I like keeping washers between the fork/frame and outer axle nuts on solid axle wheels personally.

    (assuming that's what you're talking about.)
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    Are you talking about a threaded headset?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Wait...what?
    My fork has 2 of these and 2 washer-like parts that came with it. Does anyone use anything else besides the track nuts?
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    usually you don't need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calbrner View Post
    My fork has 2 of these and 2 washer-like parts that came with it. Does anyone use anything else besides the track nuts?
    Yep, I run washers when I have them. They can make wheelchanges slower so you may wish to ditch them if you need to swap out wheels often and/or quickly.

    They're optional, but I especially like them on bikes with aluminum rear dropouts. They tend to get dug up a bit after a few years. Washer usage slows the digging and gouging process.
    Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 05-30-11 at 11:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Yep, I run washers when I have them. They can make wheelchanges slower so you may wish to ditch them if you need to swap out wheels often and/or quickly.

    They're optional, but I especially like them on bikes with aluminum rear dropouts. They tend to get dug up a bit after a few years. Washer usage slows the digging and gouging process.
    good to know.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post

    They're optional, but I especially like them on bikes with aluminum rear dropouts. They tend to get dug up a bit after a few years. Washer usage slows the digging and gouging process.
    das ist true. but dont ever run an eno hub on alum dropouts!
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    an OP the washers go on the wheel axle not the fork, you dont want to confuse Scrod...
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