Tightening cones

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by funkysensubean, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. funkysensubean

    funkysensubean Guest

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    i usually pay someone to do this but i wanna figure out how to do it so i dont have to pay everytime. how do i tighten the cones of my rear wheel? (could i use adjustable wrenches?)
     
  2. B1105

    B1105 New Member

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    You need cone wrenches and an adjustable wrench. the true correct way calls for an axel vise and a quick release tool, but usually you can do without it. what kind of hub is it? if its a king, you need 5mm allen wrenches and thats it. if you have a normal style hub, you need to hold hte cone wrench on the cone, and loosen the axel nut. once you do this, tighten the cone a few dergrees and then hold it in place while you tighten the nut. feel for play in the axel, if its there, continue that step until play is eliminated.
     

  3. funkysensubean

    funkysensubean Guest

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    are there any pictures that i can refer to?
     
  4. Elan

    Elan steve french

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  5. Simonk

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    :naughty: i'm good at paint
     

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  6. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    that is the worst diagram ever. and i have no idea wtf you are trying to explain.
     
  7. Simonk

    Simonk Guest

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    you must be some kind of a moron
     
  8. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    i must be. my bad.... :ugh2:
     
  9. B1105

    B1105 New Member

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    my description is the best
     
  10. Blackstick

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    Love the paintwork Simon.
     
  11. RomanR

    RomanR DualDisc 26"

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    :rofl:
    I have to agree. Though I can make out what he's trying to explain, after a bit of staring.


    sensubean, you might find this helpful. Scroll to the bottom of the page where the section on how to adjust hubs starts.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/howfix_hub.shtml

    Some more:
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html

    Those will be of no use to you if you have a King hub. If you have one of those, you should have gotten the manual with it. If not, get all you need from http://www.chrisking.com.