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Just a tip for anyone new who is buying a used bike, or if you've had it for a while. My friends front disc brake kept falling out of adjustment and rubbing.. And while the brake was gripped, if you pushed on the bike forward the axle would move in the fork. So I thought the cone nut was loose but I looked closer and it was sliding in the dropout. So I cleaned it with alcohol and cleaned the inside of the dropouts and the lock nut on the axle with a wire wheel on my dremel and now its perfect. There was a lot of grease and junk on both parts and the lock nut wasn't gripping the dropout no matter how tight it was.


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are you saying you found grease in the drop out?...I would suggest that area should remain free of any lubricant...your friend should be pleased you were so diligent...
 

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Yeah I've never really had a problem with that, but it was pulling the hub up and misaligning the disc. I seem to always be the one managing a fleet of bicycles. I just can't let them waste money at the lbs.

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