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    New to through axles.

    How do you/can you fix the final tightening point so it ends up where you want it.

    At the moment, things are shall we say, sub-optimal!4D170843-074E-4AAC-A577-A3732868980F.jpg
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    I don’t have any but it’s usually possible to “clock” the axle - ie you can turn part of either the axle or the receiving nut to get it to a good position and the right tightness.

    Sometimes you can pull out the lever when it’s loose and that disengages it and you can turn it or if you look at the fork end there might be a grub screw where you can rotate that.

    What brand are your axles?
     

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    They are Mavic
     

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    Are those the ones which have factory set torque and then a ratchet so you can just click it round to the correct position once it’s tight?
     

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    Default Re: School me on thru axles

    You should be able to just turn those to where you want them to end. Tightening stops at a certain torque and it just clicks around after that.
     

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    Default Re: School me on thru axles

    Or you can just replace the T.A. with another one, as long as you have the correct length and thread diameter+pitch.
    And make sure you grease them!
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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    ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdawg View Post
    Are those the ones which have factory set torque and then a ratchet so you can just click it round to the correct position once it’s tight?
    That would be a yes. Just stiff when new. Thanks, and yes they are greased!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by treadonme View Post
    That's what I've got.

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