Splitscreen front wheel bearing adjustment

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Splitscreen front wheel bearing adjustment

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The front wheel bearings are difficult to adjust, the lock tab is always moving as I tighten it,

are the threads on the Bay front bearing stub axle the same ? if so can I use the bearing locking clamp from the Bay?

thanks Doug.
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What lock tabs are you using?

The tab should have a 'tongue' that sticks in to the hole in the centre of the tab. The tongue rides in the groove on the spindle to prevent it totating as you tighten the outer lock nut.

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dougall up wrote: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:36 pm The front wheel bearings are difficult to adjust, the lock tab is always moving as I tighten it,

are the threads on the Bay front bearing stub axle the same ? if so can I use the bearing locking clamp from the Bay?

thanks Doug.
Yes, assuming you're running late spindles. Bay nuts are a nice upgrade.
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How late? mine is a 1966
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Thats the information i needed , Thanks , Doug
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Be aware that the repro locking wheel nuts for late spindles are REALLY bad quality. Always check the grub screws tighten up properly and don't just bind in the recess.
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I bought some auto jumble Bay nuts for mine.... so much easier 🤙
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