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 Post subject: Re: Pulling Wheels Out
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 pm 
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The curse of powder coatings by the look of it, always too thick.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulling Wheels Out
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:33 pm 
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mdvineng wrote:
The curse of powder coatings by the look of it, always too thick.


What would you do if you were in my position then?


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 Post subject: Re: Pulling Wheels Out
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:49 pm 
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Big_Jon_93 wrote:
mdvineng wrote:
The curse of powder coatings by the look of it, always too thick.


What would you do if you were in my position then?


Sand it down almost to bare metal in the relevant area and use a little thin coat of touch up paint.

I once raced a Manx Norton in the Isle of Man for someone that had restored it, powder coated frame and Magnesium wheel spacers allowed the wheel to lose tension and slip sideways after 3 miles of first practice, nice crash. So when he wasn't looking I did the sand and repaint, fixed. I met the owner a few years later and told him what I had done, he said "no worries, I would of done the same, if it was my life on the line"


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:16 pm 
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You wouldn't try the washer idea?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:24 pm 
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I would carefully take the paint off where the wheel clamps the drop outs. Carefully with a knife, cut around the outside of where the axle clamps, then take it back to bare metal

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:53 am 
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Big_Jon_93 wrote:
You wouldn't try the washer idea?


Nope never, the paint softens with time and vibration resulting in loose clamping force.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:02 am 
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Just take the bloody paint off. The QR does look a bit chewed up so you maybe losing something there as well but I have used worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulling Wheels Out
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:03 pm 
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I took the paint off. Still pulled the wheel out.

I then adjusted the cones on the spindle and haven't pulled it out so far. I will do some load testing and see if I can pull it out with leg power. But is looking hopeful.

Bit annoyed, should of checked the width of the drop outs, and gap between the quick release and cone.


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