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Old 05-30-11, 11:01 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-30-11, 11:03 AM   #2
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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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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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Old 05-30-11, 11:19 AM   #6
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usually you don't need them.
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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.

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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.

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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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