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Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:03 am
by Cranked
Hmmmm. I googled it. There are lot about tightening wheel nuts and ease of rotation but:

"A well put together skateboard that has SPACERS inside the wheels, and speedrings on the hanger face and axle - CAN be tightened all the way without slowing down your roll. This is especially true for wheels with hard plastic cores that are more...”

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:05 am
by alakaboo
No, the nut on the kingpin

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If it's too tight then it doesn't turn as much because the bushings are compressed.
If it's too loose then the board is hard to control.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:09 am
by alakaboo
I have built-in bearings with spacers on the inside of the wheel, and speed washers either side.
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I can go hulk on the bolts in the wheels without affecting the roll.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:28 am
by Cranked
Oh of course.

Interestingly though, he majority of the entries I read about tightening wheel bearings assumed tightening the wheel nuts altered the "drag" of the bearings.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:38 am
by Legion
Tightening wheel nuts to remove free play should be easy, same as on cars.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:46 am
by Legion
steve shearer wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:34 am
alakaboo wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:15 am
Did you ever get one?
got a couple of cheap ones from BigW ......which I replaced wheels and bearings on and work fine.

30 bucks each.
This sounds like a great idea

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:07 am
by marauding mullet
I don’t know anything about skateboards, but if you have spacers between the inner races of your bearings then you can tighten the nut fully. The outer race still floats on the balls.
If you do this and the wheels feel tight then the outer bearing race has not seated into the wheels properly.







You numbskulls.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:58 am
by alakaboo
Cranked, for the love of spiders, I said bushings not bearings!

Listen to the mullet.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:57 pm
by Cranked
Huh! The mullet is saying exactly what I was saying.

I did confuse bushings and bearings so you and I were talking about different things as I was always talking about bearings not bushings. In fact it didn't even register with me that you typed "bushes" I just read it as bearings.

Especially as your the first sentence of your paragraph started talking about wheels, as did your second sentence, but that suddenly switched, mid sentence, to bushings. I failed to pick up the change of topic. I took the whole paragraph to be about the wheel bearings. Hence the confusion.

Here it is:

"Smooth, rolls very well. Still breaking in the wheels and figuring out the bushing looseness I can get away with."

Oh, and last excuse, bushings are sometimes called plain bearings, plain bushings, or sleeve bearings.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:00 pm
by Legion
Wow, just wow

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:43 pm
by marauding mullet
:-D-:

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:05 pm
by Nick Carroll
this is why people shouldn't take up skateboarding at 70

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:35 pm
by steve shearer
I thought skateboarding might be free from the obsessive wanking that seems to characterise bike culture.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:28 pm
by alakaboo
I'm staying to understand how Cranked gets 'permission' to spend 6 months of the year in Indonesia.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:30 am
by Cranked
Fcuk off you bunch of ignorant wankers, I don't know why I even bother replying to you at all!

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:31 am
by godsavethequeen
Out of interest cranked, what did you think that boo would have been looking to achieve by loosening his wheels?

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:36 am
by Cranked
Op cit

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:49 am
by godsavethequeen
steve shearer wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:34 am
alakaboo wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:15 am
He'd probably recognise it as a longboard, fit for my purposes.
But if he did, he'd only have to tell me once for me to understand his argument.

I'm too old to be dropping into halfpipes or learning how to kickflip.
Even though with croissant gone I'm probably the youngest here.

Did you ever get one?
It sorts out any front leg technique issues pretty quickly.
got a couple of cheap ones from BigW ......which I replaced wheels and bearings on and work fine.

30 bucks each.
Those would be the skateboard shaped objects