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Hello,

My front wheel axle on the Karate Monkey sometimes slips and the wheel comes out of alignment causing the disc brakes to drag. The last time I was out I had to stop and re-adjust it 3 times, and I have the quick release pretty tight. I know this topic has been covered before but I couldn't find the right search words to find it. Has this problem been solved? The guy at the lbs was puzzled.

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What BW490 said... and...

a) Make sure you're dropouts are properly aligned... LBS should have a tool for this.

b) Try a different skewer.
 

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aosty said:
What BW490 said... and...

a) Make sure you're dropouts are properly aligned... LBS should have a tool for this.

b) Try a different skewer.
I had to 'face' the dropouts on the fork, and I'm using salsa flip-offs, so far no more problems :)...
 

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Drevil,

My mistake... I did NOT mean 'dropouts' in my original post, I meant the disk brake tabs. One word, one big misinterpretation :)... I faced the disk brake tabs and used am using a salsa skewer. whewww...

Sorry for that, now back to the regularly scheduled program. :rolleyes:
 

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I really wasn't trying to bust your balls. I just never heard of such a tool, and was curious why someone would want to remove material from the dropout (unless the faces on each side of a dropout weren't parallel to each other).
 

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No, you weren't busting my balls and I didn't take it that way. I just latched on to the previous thread (aostys dropout comment) and didn't realize I wasn't talking about dropouts :) ... No worries, hopefully chris can ride safely (soon)...
 

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How much...

...was the Hope tab facing tool? Did you order it directly from them?

I have all my tabs faced - nary a chime running my Minis. I always have my LBS do this though because the Maggie Nanomat is prohibitively expensive.

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jl said:
No, you weren't busting my balls and I didn't take it that way. I just latched on to the previous thread (aostys dropout comment) and didn't realize I wasn't talking about dropouts :) ... No worries, hopefully chris can ride safely (soon)...
 

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Do you really need to face your disc tabs to make the brake work? I thought they came with shims for alignment.

Back to the OP's problem, what does disc tab facing have to do with front wheel slippage?

Edit: Never mind...I see it's dropout alignment. Just the same, as flexible as the fork and skewer are I wouldn't expect any benefit from a few degrees of alignment perfection. That looks like a tool for repairing crash damage or cold setting a frame.

Dude needs a knurled steel faced skewer like a Shimano at least, and I wouldn't be happy without horizontal dropouts or V brakes to boot.
 

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chris the monikerless said:
I have Shimano skewers but they're used. Do they ever wear out and need replacement?
The cams can wear and reduce clamping force.

Did you file off the fork's lawyer tabs? Keeping them is a good idea with disc brakes.
 

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shiggy said:
The cams can wear and reduce clamping force.

Did you file off the fork's lawyer tabs? Keeping them is a good idea with disc brakes.
What are "lawyer tabs"? I haven't done anything to the fork but I got the bike used and I don't know if the previous owner did anything.
 

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chris the monikerless said:
What are "lawyer tabs"? I haven't done anything to the fork but I got the bike used and I don't know if the previous owner did anything.
The raised lip on the dropout that make you have to unscrew your QR to release the wheel.
 
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