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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Bought one the other day, first things first, get everything out and have a look.. looks nice, leave feedback for the seller ..

LAter... take a peek at the online pic and the package seems to be missing one of the wavy copper spring/washer things that are supposed to sit either side of the central circlip on the axle..

The question is. . . . is it absolutely necessary to have them?
I have messaged the seller but he hasn't replied yet..

Lastly (for now), what is the likelihood of being able to buy such a thing from a hardware store or suchlike?


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got a link fella?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:30 am 
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If it is the type like I have yes you need the washer for compression, you might be lucky and find one in a hardwear store, or more likely a specialist bolt company store......

But that is just the start....... They have a reputation for being a complete ba**ard to fit and in my experience it is well deserved :(


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I have bought 2 in the past...both only had one compression washer.

Shell width, chainline is a pain to calcute without the instructions , which incedently neither came with.

The first I got in satisfactorily in the end, and it performed well..prompting me to buy the second. This was a bitch to fit...was always really tight..in the end I managed to fugger the bearings a little due to its fitting/removal etc.

Its still in a bag tossed into the back of the garage,....

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:49 pm 
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cyfa.. it's one of these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... _600wt_698

I have instructions (found in a thread on here - good old RB 8) ) and some hints/tips that may prolong the time 'til it's filed under junk :lol:

Is compression washer the correct name for the thing?


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I had one, fitted ok after a bit of fiddling.
I see no reason why you could put a reasonably thick rubber o ring on the spindle to take up the compression?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:53 pm 
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Would there be the risk of the rubber perishing relatively quickly?

Some Googling reveals that they are called Wave Spring Washers...

Since I don't have any vernier calipers, would anyone know the diameter of the axle?


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