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Join Date: Jan 2011
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Thanks for the replies. Out in the gorgeous sunshine taking a look at the bike.
So the spacers are there, I thought these were just covers to protect the bearings, but clearly they're used to line the wheel up with the forks.
Taking these out and running my finger around the bearings, there doesn't appear to be a problem there at all.
There is a central collar, between the two bearings and this has play which I didn't think was very good, but I suppose when the axle is installed it won't be able to move around and since the bearings take the load, and there's no play in those, there is no problem there.
I wanted to pull the bearings out, but I'm afraid I'll have to destroy the rubber covers in order to do so, I bought a kit to replace everything but don't want to waste it if there's nothing wrong with the current setup.
When I dismantled the wheel, I discovered both calipers are catching, and taking off the left caliper first it seems to be the worst offender. Nothing I can do about this really, there doesn't appear to be any alignment on these, and there's no significant warpage on the discs.
The only thing I've done wrong is been a little over zealous with the grease when reassembling, so i've rubbed it all off and everything just has a light coating now.
There's no damage to the wheel, there's no damage to the forks, so nothing has been catching.
I'm a bit stumped? I'll refit and see what it sounds like.