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Help I am adjusting my Formula Hub Correctly?

Old 09-16-11, 04:47 AM
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Help! Am I adjusting my Formula Hub Correctly?

I have a formula disc rear hub rear hub (dc-32) that I noticed the locknut was not tight up against the cone on the non drive side and there is a slight amount of side to side play in the wheel.

What I did was hand tighten the cone against the cartridge bearing and then loosened it turn and locked it down and tried it in the bike with the QR. I still had a little play. So I repeated the above but loosened it a little less each time until I took all the play out.

I could not find too much info about adjusting the formula hubs on line so I am wondering if I did this correctly. I read some threads where people have over tightened the cone and had there bearings seize up on the Formula and surly hubs and I am really trying to avoid that.

Thanks

Matt

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Old 09-16-11, 08:39 AM
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It sounds like you did it correctly. Cartridge bearings really don't like side loads and over tightening the "cone" can damage them. Setting the clearance to as close to zero as possible (no play at the rim) without compressing the bearing is the proper setting.
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