Front End

Jim Stewart js at
Fri Mar 27 15:59:06 PDT 2009

Gregg Wagner wrote:
> Then I pump the 
> front end and tighten everything up again. I suppose the metal brace 
> inside the fender could be bent as well--I've had trouble with those on 
> other bikes in the past.

As you doubtless know, the sequence matters when retightening. Tighten the axle 
first, then the clamp bolts. If you reverse the sequence you've got the sliders 
clamped to the axle, then you move the axle slightly when tightening. This can 
cause misalignment and binding.


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