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1711 Views 7 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  Martin64
I was riding on my favorite stretch of road today and noticed a horrible shimmy in the front end. Thinking it was time to get a new front tire (9000 mi), I continued on my route and didn't give it much more thought until I got home. I then started to inspect the remaining rubber on the front tire and holy s*#+ the front wheel was loose. My axle had come loose just enough to give the front end a wiggle. I loosened the two allen heads up front and found two full rotations of turn on the axle.

Everyone may want to check yours. It was a pretty scary feeling thinking of a great lean angle going bad.
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That's really scary man! What about the two allen screws, where they tight? They are supposed to keep the axle from turning lose.
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