[CR]Cone adjustments

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 09:25:49 -0800
From: "Jay Sexton" <jvs@sonic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <CATFOODBp9evGMVJ7An0000073d@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Cone adjustments

I just finished reading Sheldon Browns idea for adjusting bearing cones on Q.R. axles. Very clever tool idea. Decades ago I was taught that the axles should be just a bit shorter than the dropout spacing so that the Q.R. lever DIDN'T contact the axle when closed, thus not compressing the axle, thus not needing to compensate in your adjustment. Or does the axle still compress as a result of dropout pressure against the cones? Someone care to illuminate me? Never thought much about this
all these years.
Jay Sexton
Sebastopol, CA