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Ksyrium hub adjustment(7 posts)

Ksyrium hub adjustmentDirk Lenart
Feb 19, 2002 10:40 AM
Can anyone tell me how critical the adjustment with the little tool is. I normally thighten as far as touching the bearings and then back off by 1/4.
Form my front wheel I need to back off only by 1/8 of a turn otherwise there's a definite knock in the hub when moving the wheel from side to side.
Just worrying if my hubs are not adjusted too close?

Any ideas?
re: Ksyrium hub adjustmentPaul
Feb 19, 2002 12:19 PM
I have them also, but have never had reason to adjust them. Like any bearing, If they don't bind when spinning (spins smooth and quiet), and there is no lateral movemen (move side-to-side by hand), I would say they are okay. Didn't you get instructions with them? I bought mine used. Hope some experts respond, just in case I have to adjust mine. Also have heliums, but again, haven't had to adjust them.
re: Ksyrium hub adjustmentDirk Lenart
Feb 20, 2002 7:09 AM
Yes I've got the instructions but they only say to let a qualified bike shop adjust the hubs.
The instructions also say take the valve extension to attach to your tubeless tire. No valve extensions in the sealed plastic bag!
asked my friend who has KsyriumsPaul
Feb 20, 2002 10:46 AM
and he told me he noticed lateral movement in his front wheel, and just snugged it up using the provided tool. I've adjusted the old types of wheels (cups and races), and I would just tighten the nut so as not to bind the bearings. could also do this with the skewer.
re: Ksyrium hub adjustmentZvierBoy
Feb 22, 2002 8:40 AM
Yes, the LBS owner said the same thing, bring them up to me, when picking up pair of my wheels. ... but maybe it was because the LBS owner spoke Italian and I don't and i misunderstood him?

Ksyrium hub adjustmentcyclequip
Feb 20, 2002 3:43 AM
The silver collar is a cover only - just a light nip and it's fine.
Feb 22, 2002 3:02 PM
The silver cover with the six holes drilled partially into it is *the* adjustment mechanism. What the heck is a "light nip". The Ksyrium is butt simple to adjust and it's done with the wheel secured in the frame. Just rotate it a small amount to take the play out of the rim and go ride.