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    Default 6800 hub preload

    inspired by this thread: Wheel experts, what would you reccomend I went ahead and attempted to service my Ultegra hubs. If it matters at all: 32h, 3x, Archetypes.

    I thought I got everything totally good to go, but after a 45min ride, I noticed significant play in the hubs. A few days later (no riding on that bike) I decided it was time to sort them out. I snugged them up until I couldn't feel play at all. Clamped in the frame, in the stand, they did not spin very long. I loosened them up a bit - a barely perceptible amount of play when unclamped, zero play when the QRs are done up.

    A few days later (today) I went for another 45min spin. The play is back! What am I doing wrong?
     

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    Default Re: 6800 hub preload

    I've got the same thing going on with my rear 6800.

    It's not much play, but it is there and that bugs me

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    Default Re: 6800 hub preload

    Are you using the click adjust properly?
     

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    Default Re: 6800 hub preload

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew flowers View Post
    Are you using the click adjust properly?
    I'd like to think so.

    Pull it up a bit to disengage from the flats on the axle. Adjust preload, lift it off the splines, replace on flats. Replace spring washer, tighten down end cap.
     

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