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    142x12 do I need an allen wrench to tight?

    I cant find any instructions about it, how do u secure that rear TA?

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    If you are referring to the maxle when the lever is in the open position there is a 6mm hex nut right where the lever arm is. This needs to be torqued to 4.5 Nm (+/-0.2) or [39.8 in-lb (+/-1.8)]. This will keep the lever closed and the thru-axle from loosening up or sliding out.

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    Im talking about the rear axle, it is not a maxle, its dt swiss,
    But the nut atached to the frame spins without stoping, is it wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by checocc View Post
    Im talking about the rear axle, it is not a maxle, its dt swiss,
    But the nut atached to the frame spins without stoping, is it wrong?
    Oh, the RWS, I hope.... Word for word from the DT manual:

    To tighten up the system turn the lever clockwise while holding the adjusting nut (located on the opposite side of the hub). The required minimium handforce is 15 Nm. Depending on the frame or fork construction it may be necessary to throw the lever several times. To open the system turn the lever counterclockwise while holding the adjusting nut. Do not use the red bolt for opening or closing.

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    So...the loose nut its normal then?

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    The nut should not spin. It's supposed to be fixed in the frame and the axle threads into it one handed.

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    I looked at mine this morning. I didn't take the axle out, as my bike was hanging up over my truck, but it appears that the nut threads into the derailleur hanger with an allen wrench. If yours if loose, I'd retighten it with a bit of loctite. Maybe check the SC website for dropout replacement instructions.

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    I dont know exactly what it was but is now ttight, its probably
    What bikedrd said, i'll check it later.
    Its awsome the lack of info available about it, but havent checked the
    Dropout replacement instructions, that should be the right place to look at.
    Thanks

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