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Scottnet

Rear axle direction

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Scottnet

As pointed out by someone much clever than me, the rear axle direction seems like it should be reversed.  I.e the nut should go on the right ( brake side). 

 

This is because to loosen it you can put your foot on it and when tighten it pulls the wheel forward against the chain adjuster.  

 

Also you get more room when on the side stand.  

 

I can see  to reason not to do this?  

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whisperquiet

That will be where it goes at the first tire change for me.

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Steve White

Absolutely, every time l adjust the chain l have that problem 

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ahamay

Let us know how this goes, i.e., reversing axle. I would like nut on the right side. Why do you think the designers placed it on left? Gotta be a reason, I imagine.

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johnnygolucky

Im curious to this as well. If there's any reason you shouldn't do this. 

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29er
1 hour ago, ahamay said:

 Why do you think the designers placed it on left? Gotta be a reason, I imagine.

Possibly just to avoid having the spanner below the exhaust which might get in the way.

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