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'73 Moto, Mavic's & pinheads WIGGLE

Old 05-11-13, 08:13 PM
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'73 Moto, Mavic's & pinheads WIGGLE

My 73 Mirage has Mavic MA2s on them fastened with the Pinhead security system. My rear wheel is tight, no wiggle.

My front though has movement making brakes tough to tighten properly, and making hard turns a problem. It gives almost 1/2 inch total on top of wheel. The Pinheads are tight, and I've visited two LBCs with no luck.

Anyone have any ideas here? I'd love to resolve this in order to feel safe and tighten brakes properly...
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It sounds like the axle may be too long and/or the the cones are not centered to be equidistant from the ends. An axle end that protrudes beyond the dropout would prevent a skewer or skewer security system from clamping down onto the dropout with sufficient force to prevent lateral wheel movement. This is often a problem when retro-fitting QR axles/wheels on entry level models, as they are intended for thicker, forged dropouts.
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If your PH skewer is tight, then your bearing cones must be loose. But I'm not really familiar with the PHs.(Looks like what they use in building bathroom stalls, though)
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Either loose hubs (cones) or loose skewer (Pinhead here).

If cones, you may be able to feel some side to side play at the hub.

Surprised a bike shop couldn't diagnose and sort this. What did they do?
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