Novatec Hub - black spacer opposite freehub side uncrews?

bus_ter
bus_ter Posts: 337
edited June 2014 in Workshop
Quick question about Novatec hubs (I believe they're Novatec - came on my Planet-X clinchers).

Opposite side to the freehub is a black plastic spacer (maybe half an inch long) that gets clamped with the skewers. Basically the last piece on the end of the hub. I've noticed it is loose and easily unscrews (when off the bike). Is this part supposed to be just finger tight? Does it form any sort of adjustment? Not sure if I should leave it loose or try and tighten it down will a tool. When on the bike the skewer clamp holds it in place.

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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    You should be able to tighten it with an allen key. If it keeps coming loose, put some thread lock
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  • bus_ter
    bus_ter Posts: 337
    Thanks! Yes it appears an allen key fits in the middle. The whole thing is plastic so I'm cautious to put much pressure on at all.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    Never seen a plastic hub cap, you sure is not aluminium?
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