reassembly of bontrager select front hub

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  1. Max Phillips

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    wheel is off of an 05 trek 5000, bontrager select wheelset

    after a halloween party i managed to get some cobweb material into the front hub, took it apart to pull out the cobwebs (literally) and now i can't get it back together without it either having alot of side to side play or refusing to turn altogether. i think i have the assembly order of the pieces, but i'm not sure about how tight things should be (the end nut and adjust cone for one)

    any help would be appreciated
     
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    Well, that's the art of adjusting hubs. You should adjust the cone until there is just a "tick" of end play in the axle. Tightening the hub in the dropouts with the quick release will take out that tiny bit of end play and allow the wheel to still rotate freely. Often it takes even experienced bike mechanics a few tries to get it exactly right.
     
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