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Old 10-27-12, 08:53 PM   #1
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Easton/Velomax hub loose

I have an older Easton/Velomax wheel with the R3 hub in front and the bearing and hence the wheel is loose. I know the later R4 hubs had a set screw to adjust the load, but not these. I think you were supposed to be able to tighten with the skewer but I'm not finding that to be the case. I can't put enough of a load on it to make it tight. I've had this wheel for about 2 years now and it has always bothered me a bit, although I didn't pay much for it. It rides ok but rattles when I'm off the bike, and I'm sure a tight wheel would be better.

Is there any way to adjust this at a shop? Is this something I could do myself even?
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Radial bearings are not adjusted with a preload. A little play at the rim is acceptable. If it's a lot you need to replace the bearings.
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