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darwin

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You can use flat washers as spacers and it won't look hokey.
 

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You can use flat washers as spacers and it won't look hokey.
Spacers should be the same OD as the sealed bearing inner race OD.
If ya use washers as spacers the OD will rub on the sealed bearing shields or OD of the bearing
 

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Not with the jam nut next to the bearing. You and I would have fun talking over a few beers, ya think?
 

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Bearing, jam nut, lock nut, frame, axle nut? Also depends on which side of the hub we're talking about. The left side will be very different from the cassette right side.
 

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I wonder why his wheel hub came without jam nuts or spacers?
Maybe his wheel hub don't need them and the one nut is enough and is made to be tightened against the bearing inner races.
Like shown in the pic diagram.
These are the type of bearings exposed at the end of the hub

To answer Clint's question in post #1
My question is, how tight are the lock nuts supposed to be against the exposed bearing on the end of the hub?
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Hubs with sealed bearings come with a spacer inside between the two bearings inner races
Or the Axle is designed to support the Sealed bearings inner races.
The bearing nuts are suppose to be tight
Clint just asked how tight to make the nut against the sealed bearings inner race
 
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Does his axle have an inner race on it, or is it a straight axle? If there is no inner race then he'll need a crush sleeve.
 
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