16 Jun '14, 4pm

Adjust the Hub on Your Beater Bike—the Lazy Hacker Way

Getting a hub adjustment right the first time is as rare as hitting a hole-in-one in golf. Instead, it's preferable to start with the hub adjustment a tad "too tight," and then to gradually loosen it by clamping the wheel in the vise, undoing the locknut slightly, and backing off the cone counter-clockwise against it in small rotational increments of 5° - 10° at a time. (You can tell if you've loosened the cone too far with the wheel still in the vise by grabbing the rim and seeing if you are able to bounce it up and down slightly around the axle's axis.)

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