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Old 08-18-15, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dilberto View Post
I can manually set the wheel 3mm lower in the fork...but I really don't want to rely on my front skewer(Mavic internal cam) clamping force solely.
You already are relying on it to keep the axle from coming out of the dropouts due to braking forces exerted by the disc brakes; having it slide up is a lesser problem.

I would advise against shimming the front axle on a disc brake-equipped bike, or anything else which keeps it from settling properly into the dropouts; the braking force tends to "eject" the axle. Many bikes have "lawyer lips" tabs to help mitigate this problem. If you shim the axle you may shim it past the tabs and negate this protection.
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