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Double checking - Dropouts
#1
Hiya chaps

I think its meant to happen but im not entirely sure,  Am i right in thinking that when a wheel is in the dropouts and is not fully tightened there is a small gap between the hub and inside surface of the dropout ? Then as you close the QR this gap disappears and clamps the wheel in place ? On about the rear here with a 10mm axle (So the hub doesnt actually sit inside the dropout it rests against it and the 10mm QR sits inside the dropout

If this isnt meant to happen i think i have a problem Sad If it is ... As you where men !
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#2
the dropouts will move in slightly as you tighten the QR, this also preloads the bearings. As long as everything is nice and tight when the QR is done up its fine. Obviously if there is a gap after tightening the QR there is a good chance the wheel will fall out!

All sounds normal to me.
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#3
[quote author=]the dropouts will move in slightly as you tighten the QR, this also preloads the bearings. As long as everything is nice and tight when the QR is done up its fine. Obviously if there is a gap after tightening the QR there is a good chance the wheel will fall out!

All sounds normal to me.[/quote]

Thanks alot Si, Alot of relief now Smile
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