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Old 09-05-20, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by joesch View Post
It very common to have a screw that helps hold the axle in place. Even more important with single speeds although common on nice steel road frames. I just had not seen the hole cutouts before and figure they have a purpose since drillium to save weight on this kind of frame would be silly.
no they are not meant to hold the wheel. they help align the wheel and adjust chain tension. they are backed off after the axle nuts or bolts are torqued correctly to hold the wheel. relying on those screws is a good way bend them and get stuck in your frame. look for the recent post with a all-city big block where this happened.

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