Zero Clearance - Spins Free

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Posted by John W. S. [] on Friday, March 01, 2024 at 09:36:03 :

In Reply to: Re: Rear Wheel Bearings posted by Glenn in Maine [] on Friday, March 01, 2024 at 08:17:45 :

When there is not a running torque or other load process specified for a tapered bearing we have always used zero clearance - spins free. The process involves some "feel" but the process is fairly straightforward. Tighten the cone into the cup until stops spinning; that is zero clearance. Then back off the adjuster until the unit spins freely.

Another tip is shock the housing or hub, in this case, with a dead blow mallet when the bearing is tight at zero clearance. This makes sure the the cup is against its shoulder.

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