Old 07-16-18, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by cpach View Post
The axle bows slightly rather than compressing any other way. The correct adjustment is a barely perceptible amount of play that disappears when the skewer is tightened. This is easy to do and perceive on average quality parts on new bikes costing less than $500 new. It's easier to do consistently on higher end parts.
If the axle bowed then the bearings would be in aan uneven load and wear prematurely. Steel can compress.
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