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Old 03-06-13, 09:07 PM   #1
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Alpina fork and lawyer tabs

So I just got my Dolan in, and the lawyer tabs interfere with the track nut being tightened properly. Are these safe to grind off? I assume since the end of the fork isn't carbon, this also isn't carbon?
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Sounds like a question for Bicycle Mechanics.

If the dropouts aren't carbon you're probably ok as long as you don't care about paint.
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The dropouts look aluminum to me.

If I could keep them, I could, but I can't? I figured somebody that owns one would chime in here.
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Nvm, I was able to find track nuts laying around that fit.
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So I just got my Dolan in, and the lawyer tabs interfere with the track nut being tightened properly. Are these safe to grind off? I assume since the end of the fork isn't carbon, this also isn't carbon?
If you can, use Dura Ace track nuts. They are $10 a pair, but worth it for the many times you'll tighten/loosen them over the life of the wheels.

I have used budget nuts in the past, and the outer ring (that bites into the frame and holds the hub in place but allows the nut to tighten) breaks mid-season. When that happens, the rear wheel will "walk" up or down the chain stay when you tighten the wheel.

If you ever have trouble with your chain tension changing when you wrench down on the nuts of the rear wheel, it's probably because if this.
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Where the hell can I buy them?
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Wow. The price has doubled since I bought them last. Ouch.
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That is a good point. $10 is cheap insurance for your frame, and if you are like me you won't notice at first that the outer ring isn't rotating like it should be.

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If you can, use Dura Ace track nuts. They are $10 a pair, but worth it for the many times you'll tighten/loosen them over the life of the wheels.

I have used budget nuts in the past, and the outer ring (that bites into the frame and holds the hub in place but allows the nut to tighten) breaks mid-season. When that happens, the rear wheel will "walk" up or down the chain stay when you tighten the wheel.

If you ever have trouble with your chain tension changing when you wrench down on the nuts of the rear wheel, it's probably because if this.
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