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Quick and Dumb Rear Hub Question

Old 04-20-13, 09:58 PM
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Quick and Dumb Rear Hub Question

I greased the bearings on a 70s Suntour hub yesterday. When it was time to put it back together, I put the cone on, but then I forgot if the washer goes between the cone and the spacer, or between the spacer and the locknut. I have it between the spacer and locknut right now; I'm just wondering if that's a problem. Or does it not matter? This is on the drive side, so the spacer is the one under the freewheel.
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It doesn't matter, since the total width of the parts adds up the same. I prefer to put the locknut against the cone in the vague hope that that I'm less likely to tear the tab off when cinching the locknut, but don't feel you have to do the same.
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Typically the washer goes between the spacer and lock nut but it is Ok to have it on either side. If everything is tight it spins smooth and the spacing is correct your fine.
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