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Old 04-21-22, 04:54 PM
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rubber wheel boot is rubbing

I noticed that my rear wheel was dragging, seemed to have too hight friction.
I was going to disassemble and repack it but I notice that the cause of the drag is this rubber dust boot.
Off, the axle spins very easily. On the rubber boot seems to be rubbing up against the hub flange.
OR maybe the boot is binding on the axle (which should stay stationary). it does seem to be a very snug fit at the outer nut. maybe that is spaced incorrectly.
it's a cheap wheel but it's the only 135 spaced rear wheel I have so I would like to use it.

what might the problem be here?
1. is the boot supposed to spin freely with the wheel (and so NOT bind to the axle)?
2. or is the boot supposed to stick to the axle assembly and not spin.?

thinking about it I suspect #1 is correct. and so I have to figure out how the axle to spin free of the rubber boot

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