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Old 10-28-2012, 10:11 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by crofrog View Post
I'm more worried about the axle nuts because they place side load on the wheel bearings.
Tightening the axle only puts pressure on the inner race of wheel bearings. They are separated by a sleeve to prevent any effect on preload. Their have been instances where the sleeve is too soft a material on certain bikes ,and if over torqued could deform and effect the bearings.
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