Here's a quick question. If you do the install in the order that Sete wrote (same as the manual, BTW), how do you hold the axle still while you tighten the axle bolt? It would make more sense to me to tighten the left side pinch bolts, then the axle bolt, then the right pinch bolts. In fact, the owners manual says left pinch bolts, axle bolt, calipers, bounce, then right pinch bolts.
I had this problem as well. I thought about doing what you said and tighten the right side pinch bolts before the axle bolt. I ended up sticking a 1/2" drive ratchet end inside the axle since I dont have a 19mm hex either. It held it good enough to torque 44 ft/lb. The next time I'll see about finding a hex wrench, but I got by doing what I did.
To the one who mentioned the axle sticking out 1/2mm or so past the frame on the left side, mine also did this no matter how hard I seemed to tap it with a mallet. After going on a ride it is now completely flush, who knows...
I do have a question for 07+ owners, are your front wheel collars the same on both sides? Mine appear exactly the same so I didn't bother worrying about which side is which.
Read what I said above in post #48. It will but since I didn't have a hex that big I used the end of a 1/2" drive ratchet which kept it from turning. If you wanted to you could also tighten the right side pinch bolts to keep it from turning.
thank you, you have been most helpful, sorry im on my cell surfing while at cycle gear seeing if i need to buy the tool. also they pop my beads for free since ill be doing the rest of the work at home.
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