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rear axle - which way round?

ben-----ben----- Posts: 573
edited December 2014 in Workshop
Rear axle on an old 8 speed Shimano hub. There's a smoothed off (threads flattened (that's part of the design, supposed to be like that)) section off centre. Should that smoothed off part go where the cassette goes or where the wheel hub is? Thanks.

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  • ben-----ben----- Posts: 573
    Going by the exploded diagram on this pdf the smoothed bit goes where the cassette is.
  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,184
    If you are you referring to the axle No 6? Then yes I would agree as shown it should be on the right, drive side of the hub assembly. Have you taken the hub apart and forgotten which way around the axle goes?
  • ben-----ben----- Posts: 573
    DJ58 wrote:
    If you are you referring to the axle No 6? Then yes I would agree as shown it should be on the right, drive side of the hub assembly.

    Yes, and yeah that seems to be the right way round.
    Have you taken the hub apart and forgotten which way around the axle goes?

    I had indeed :)
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