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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
It's a single speed with track nuts - he can just move the axle over a smidge and leave the spokes alone.
Yes, moving the axle will do the trick, but it isn't the axle itself, but the spacers between the lock nuts and bearings that count. The object is to change the shell to locknut distance. This only works on threaded axles where a spacer can be added to removed to change the shell to locknut distance. It may not work on many hubs with alloy prespaced axles. For thos a thin spacer can be added outside the locknut on one side but you'll lose the serration that has the locknut bite into the dropout and slippage can occur, especially if it's on the right side.
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