FRONT HUBS WITH REDUCED AXLE LENGTH.
This spare front wheel (or hub) has an axle 4mm shorter at each end than was used on bikes manufactured prior to mid August 2000 (length now 106mm, as opposed to 114mm formerly used), and a different "stack" has to be used where the left hand end of the axle is fitted to the front fork. If you retain the original stack, the wheel nut will not properly engage
on the end of the axle.
If the bike has the old-style tab washer (which has a large, non-circular hole where the axle passes through), do not use it
at the LH end: instead use the special tab washer with a circular hole supplied with this spare part. If the bike
is a pre-2003 C-type (with an all-wire hook), or
anyway has the shorter axle, or
has a new-style mudguard stay (as shown),
re-assemble using the original stack at the LH end.
subtext mgsf & hook fit (modified)
Fitting the mudguard stay to the front axle. The special tab washer
TW should be fitted at the LH end of the front axle between the loop in the
stay and the front fork (the tab, as normal, engaging in the hole in the fork
blade). Use only one washer between the wheel-nut and stay. [Note: on
bikes for which these notes are relevant, the hook may not be a separate
nylon moulding as shown, but an integral part of the wire form with a plastic
sleeve over it: the same assembly stack applies.]
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