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    King SS hub owners - adjustment question

    First - Why the *&%&^ did they make it a 3/32" screw to loosen the
    retaining collar?!?!?!?! Metric, gentlemen, metric. OK, you don't
    have to answer that, but I needed to vent.

    Second - Have any of you guys had issues with not being able to adjust
    play out of the bearings? The adjusting collar on mine is bottoming
    out before all of the play is taken up. There's not a LOT of play,
    but it would be nice if your adjustable bearings were, well......
    "adjustable".

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    That was a mystery to me too. Perhaps they were so particular about the torque that is needed that it had to be 3/32 (if that is what it is).

    Recently had it so that play would develop very soon after tightening them and I couldn't get it any tighter. A mechanic looked at it when I was having my forks serviced and he said the bearings weren't in the best of shape, but it has been fine since.
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    Clamp the wheel in the bike...

    If you have the Universal Disc version, you have to remove the adapter prior to clamping the wheel in the bike. Having it clamped into the frame will give you enough leverage to crank the adjusting sleeve down as necessary.

    I had a similar play problem when I first got mine. It was very minor but I was unable to get rid of the play when adjusting the hub off the bike. The above steps fixed the problem.

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    Crank down?

    How do you mean "crank down" ? Did you grip the ring with
    something so that you could put a little more torque than finger
    supply?

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    With the hub mounted in the dropouts, try using the allen wrench as leverage to put the final twist on the collar. I.e., push the collar around using the wrench which is inserted into the bolt head... instead of trying to spin the collar with your fingers. I could never get enough leverage using my fingers to twist... but that's because I'm a girl. ;-)

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    I'll try it tonight, thanks much ! (nm)

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    For all the kudos King gets, they definately get a thumbs down in my book on the rear hub adjustment, especially considering how often it needs to be done (I'm told up to 10 times during the break-in of the hub).

    I loosen the left side Fun Bolt and use a Bondus-type 3/32" hex wrench to loosen the collar. With the wrench in place, I use it to tighten the collar. Works fine. I've never had to adjust my Hadley hubs. I wish Hadley made singlespeed hubs (maybe they do now?).

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    Thanks Dirtcrab !!!!!

    It was incredibly easy to turn it a touch further with the
    axle bolted it. Everything is perfect now. Thanks a
    million !

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewSSard
    It was incredibly easy to turn it a touch further with the
    axle bolted it. Everything is perfect now. Thanks a
    million !

    ZB

    Great! Now about that million... can I give you my PayPal account number or would you prefer bank draft or a credit card charge?? ;-) ;-)

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    i got play after something like .5 a mile. tightened them up, with my fingers, and they haven't needed adjustment since. i must be special.

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