fausto99 wrote:Did you decide whether there is a variation in how this hub is set up? There is no locking tab washer on the RHS as per the AW and I don't think there's room for one.
Brucey wrote:I think you are just meant to screw the RH cone up until it stops. The internal clearances are then set by the way the parts are made. If this happens to be 'badly' then you can end up with a rattly hub....?
Yes, the RH cone is done up TIGHT against the stop on the axle. There is zero adjustment to anything other than the main axle LH cup and cone bearing.
Best way is to mount the wheel horizontally in a vice LH side down and make sure the RH cone is TIGHT.
Then, invert the wheel and adjust and lock off the LH end.
Talking of the LH end, my hub came with two hex locknuts making the hub 135mm OLN. Take one nut off, and hey presto, the hub is 130mm OLN.
The LH end has the cone, then one or two hex nuts, then the final cone nut with the flange for the dropout.
The RH end has the tight cone, then a cone nut for the dropout. The RH one has a smaller diameter flange than the LH one.
Is he back yet ??....Anyone HEARD anything ??.....
Yes, I'm back!
Test ride complete, with a shower of rain at the end. 15miles done.
The ride report ...................
The good news is that when under load, the hub is sweet and smooth and FAR better than it was. I never knew it wasn't perfect before, but it is now!
Quite good news is that it's FAR less rattly freewheeling in 2nd than it was, so I'm on the right track. Had it always been like this, I'd have just said, "It's a bit jiggly" and shrugged my shoulders at it, but because I can still hear it after all this angst, I want to improve on it.
No bad news at all other than I'll have to pull it apart again to have another think.
I may try and fit the thicker shim in there as the hub is nicely lubed up. When I tried it before, it was all clean and dry and felt a bit stiff.
Experimentation time in the workshop later!