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single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby cdugher » 18 Feb 2017, 8:41pm

Just building up my new single speed commuter bike and am not sure which way round these adjusters go in, would imagine it is end with screw driver head on outside of drop out along with spring but not sure.
Any advice appreciated
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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby landsurfer » 18 Feb 2017, 8:45pm

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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby Mick F » 18 Feb 2017, 8:47pm

The opposite system ........ horizontal dropouts with derailleurs ............ the screwdriver end and spring is against the axle.
The knob end is outermost.
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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby Threevok » 18 Feb 2017, 8:51pm

ooooh, what frame is that BTW ?

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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby cdugher » 18 Feb 2017, 9:29pm

Thought pic one as no derailler.

frame is a new Holdswoth la quelda. will post a pic when comolete

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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby squeaker » 19 Feb 2017, 12:19pm

landsurfer wrote:Pic 1
Agree, but shouldn't the locknut be outside the dropout (so the adjuster can be locked)?
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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby landsurfer » 19 Feb 2017, 1:27pm

squeaker wrote:
landsurfer wrote:Pic 1
Agree, but shouldn't the locknut be outside the dropout (so the adjuster can be locked)?


Its not a locknut it is a domed nut.
I have a La Quelda, for sale £200, 56cm, the domed nut butts up against the axle, the phillips head screw allows adjustment ... without removing the wheel ... which cannot be accomplished with it the other way round ...
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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby Mick F » 19 Feb 2017, 1:43pm

What??

The domed nut is tight on the threads.
You adjust that. That's what it's there for.

The screw head on the inside, it to fit the thing in the first place by screwing the adjuster unit through the dropout. The nut on the end is then tightened on the thread by using a screwdriver on the axle end and a spanner on the outer end.

I don't have a domed nut, but a knurled nut to use fingers on. It too is screwed onto the thread.
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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby squeaker » 19 Feb 2017, 4:12pm

landsurfer wrote:
squeaker wrote:
landsurfer wrote:Pic 1
Agree, but shouldn't the locknut be outside the dropout (so the adjuster can be locked)?


Its not a locknut it is a domed nut.
I have a La Quelda, for sale £200, 56cm, the domed nut butts up against the axle, the phillips head screw allows adjustment ... without removing the wheel ... which cannot be accomplished with it the other way round ...
Oops :oops: Much easier to see that on a large screen :roll:
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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby cdugher » 21 Feb 2017, 11:15pm

Build complete, just a test ride required

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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby Brucey » 22 Feb 2017, 12:21am

this

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is the usual (and correct IMHO) way of installing such things. The domes on domed nuts are not designed to take any load and in addition if the axle pushes hard against a domed end, all that will happen is the screw will push to one side and will bend.

I advise that you use lots of copper-ease on these screws; they do tend to seize up otherwise.

BTW if they are a standard M3 or M4 thread, it is a good idea to retain the domed nut using an additional locknut. Or you can use threadlock to retain the domed nut.

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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby mig » 22 Feb 2017, 10:30am

is that a very large frame? looks it..!

mudguards.....c'mon!!

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Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

Postby cdugher » 22 Feb 2017, 11:09am

Size is XL measures around 56cm. set up for me at 6'0.

might get mudguards at some point but goes in and oit of the car a lot and fits easier without
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