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Almost done getting my wheels put back together.



I have run into one snag... I dont know how far to tighten the rear wheel bearing retainer. Does it fit flush with the hub? Just until its snug? Is there a torque setting?



Any photos or suggestions would be appreciated. Would love to get this bike back on the road this weekend.



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Yeah you should be able to just tighten it down. I think it goes flush with the rim so it doesn't bind on anything.





gotta look up this pin wrench.
 

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The wrench is ok. It is working better going in then coming out. Had to use a drift to knock the retainer loose. But it has been on the bike for 32 years.



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The adjustment/lock nut doesn't hold real well, so it kept rotating out of spec while I was taking the retainer out.



But it also can be used to tighten buffer wheels so its got multiple uses



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Maybe replace the nut and bolt for a real one and tighten it with a wrench. I wonder what grinder is similar to our wheels.
 

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Thanks for the assistance. Turned out I installed the left side first. Needed to start with the right side with the retainer. Bearings are in, wheel is on. Now I need to get the front wheel installed. Hope to ride by Monday.
 
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