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Allen
06-24-2010, 10:52 AM
After having a day off to fix this:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4717649495_d6053913ea.jpg
and trying to reassemble with this:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1146/4730769812_3dd9ee33e9_b.jpg
It seems I may have had a gremlin in the garage as the spacing seems loose?
Did I have a mystery piece roll under the workbench that I never saw or do I correctly have
all the parts I started with (as I thought I did during disassembly?)
Any help would be appreciated to get me back on the road, and quirky "you retard" comments are welcome too....

Hutch
06-24-2010, 10:59 AM
You're good, its all there. How loose is it?

dso
06-24-2010, 11:19 AM
+1...looks like all the parts for the stock axle.

is the axle/wheel pulled back equally on both sides?

Allen
06-24-2010, 1:22 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1250/4730524215_f10d8f785a_b.jpg
Yeah, I'm brain farting here. It's just not gelling like a felon.

dso
06-24-2010, 1:39 PM
are you spacers switched? if i remember right the spacer with the grooves goes on the brake side between the caliper and the wheel and the smooth spacer goes on the driveside. i can't tell if that is the case in your picture.

Fredo
06-24-2010, 2:38 PM
I agree with DSO, looks like you might have the spacers on the wrong side of the wheel. Flip them bitches..

Allen
06-24-2010, 3:45 PM
Same end result. I must have lost a wheel spacer or something. Thanks for trying guys. I'll wait till payday and buy a manual.

dso
06-24-2010, 5:04 PM
what year of bike are those wheels from? it kinda looks like you may have unsealed bearings in those wheels in which case maybe you lost part of the bearing spacer which is why you have some play. but i do know for a fact that my bike only had two spacers, one on the drive side and one on the brake side.

sorry that flipping them didn't work for you, hope you're back on the road soon though.

hugodv01
06-24-2010, 5:31 PM
Hey Allen,

If you like, Pm me your email address. I might be able to send you the manual in a zip file or pdf format. I am pretty sure I got that one.

greenlight23
06-24-2010, 7:47 PM
There should be 3 spacers.2 on the pully side.One sits inside the hub the other just sort of floats for lack of better words.

Allen
06-24-2010, 9:41 PM
dso ~ It's a 1997 (sold January 1998).


There should be 3 spacers.2 on the pully side.One sits inside the hub the other just sort of floats for lack of better words.

That (quote) is what I was afraid of; I pulled off two spacers and missed a unseen third while I was
juggling a leaning bike and a rolling tire. Where is rolled to is another issue... I'm sure I'll find it once I buy a replacement.

Thanks again for all the input everyone.

superflysnow
06-24-2010, 11:11 PM
trying to upload the diagram... try this

superflysnow
06-24-2010, 11:14 PM
sorry it looked like the solid one, here is the correct one;

deadbeat89
07-11-2010, 11:32 PM
did u try to swap the spacers if not one may be too wore out and isnt makin the proper clearance

AlbertaFarmer
03-09-2015, 2:12 PM
After having a day off to fix this:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4717649495_d6053913ea.jpg
and trying to reassemble with this:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1146/4730769812_3dd9ee33e9_b.jpg
It seems I may have had a gremlin in the garage as the spacing seems loose?
Did I have a mystery piece roll under the workbench that I never saw or do I correctly have
all the parts I started with (as I thought I did during disassembly?)
Any help would be appreciated to get me back on the road, and quirky "you retard" comments are welcome too....

Sorry for the ressurection. I am putting a rear wheel back on and your picture works well for my question. The second picture, with the title. Does anybody know why one of the spacers is grooved? Also, which side should the groove be closest to? Brake disc or caliper?