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Wheelnut conversion

The wheelbolts that I used on the Speedster earlier work find. However, because an airwrench was used on them a couple of times, the allen bolts showed some deterioration. Because of the way forces work on allen bolts, this would happen again if I just replaced them with another set. Time for something different. To do something completely different I decieded to go for a conversion to wheel nuts. After some measuring, a piece of thread with a length of 50mm should be enough.

A set for 1 wheel (including the lightweight alluminium nuts) looks like this.

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To make sure the threads are secure in the hub, I bought some loctite 2701. This is the permanent loctite.

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First put some loctite on the thread

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Then put it into the hub.

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With all 5 in the hub and the brakedisc back in place (which doesn't have to come off btw) it looks like this.

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The small bolt that holds the brakedisc to the hub can now also be removed as the disc is now not going to fall off.

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The wheel can now be put back in place. The wheel also stays in place a lot easier.

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And finally the nuts can be put on.

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