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Little bit of play in Ksyrium hub. What, me worry?(8 posts)

Little bit of play in Ksyrium hub. What, me worry?bill
Jul 8, 2001 8:29 PM
Well, should I? My front hub, I've just noticed, has a little bit of play. It's not enough to make me throw up (not really measurable, even at the rim), but pushing the wheel laterally back and forth (as in, for example, fiddling with the tire between the brake calipers) does give some discernible play.
Waddaya think?
follow up -- figured out how to adjust, now I want to knowbill
Jul 9, 2001 8:27 AM
HOW to adjust, as in, how to determine I've adjusted correctly. I tightened to where there was no play, and then backed off just a wee bit. I was most surprised at how easy it was to turn the whatchacallit to adjust the bearings.
follow up -- figured out how to adjust, now I want to knowTomS
Jul 9, 2001 9:06 AM
I was just learning the same thing myself... I noticed a little play in my front hub as I was cleaning my bike yesterday, but according to the park tools website there should be a little play when it's off the bike:

Just make sure it's solid when everything is put together and the qr skewer is tight.
Mavic Hub AdjustmentsTJeanloz
Jul 9, 2001 10:55 AM
You cannot properly adjust a Mavic hub off the bike. It's true that with a traditional cup-and-cone style hub, there should be a little play when it's off the bike. A Mavic hub is an entirely different beast and needs to be adjusted with the wheel in a pair of dropouts, or else you'll just be spinning the adjuster and not really doing any adjusting.
Following the instructions with the wheels, I adjusted in thebill
Jul 9, 2001 1:36 PM
dropouts. I think that I nailed it, but I was looking for some wisdom as to how tricky is it and whether I'm kidding myself.
re: Little bit of play in Ksyrium hub. What, me worry?geez
Jul 9, 2001 10:40 AM
I love it when people get top end stuff and have no idea about minor adjustments, maintenance, etc. Willing to get the best, but too cheap to go to LBS.
I knew that I was going to get one of these.bill
Jul 9, 2001 1:33 PM
The purpose of the question was to determine exactly that -- should I go to the LBS? Should I fool around with it? Forgive me for wanting to do it myself. I guarantee that if I'd brought the wheel in to a bike shop, you would have sneered at that, too.
I love you, too. Thank you for your time and attention. Next time I'll try to remember to go to you, first, although, come to think of it, by the lack of content in your reply, maybe I'd be better off somewhere else.
take it to the LBS?Chris McDonnell
Jul 10, 2001 3:08 AM
Surely its is best to carry out simple repairs yourself if you are able as I am sure you will take more time and care of you own bike than a LBS. With any new piece of equipment you need to aquire a level of knowledge to decide what you fix and what you send to your LBS, would you go to you LBS to change your brake blocks? probably not, but I know a few people that just depends on what you are capable of doing properly and this is diferent for different people, no task is particularly difficult if you know what you are doing.

So if someone asks a question that you know the answer to, give them the annswer and let them decide if they can do it or if they want to go to their LBS.