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I hand-tighted the pre-load on the rear hub, but 20 miles into the ride the hub becomes loose and the rim rubs against the brake pads when I get out of the saddle, so I was constantly getting off the bike to tighten the preload. I took the wheel to my lbs and he put loc-tite on the axle (per instructions from Easton). The pre-load is now locked in place but there is still excessive side-to-side play in the rim. What now?
 

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If your LBS used the proper Loc Tite (we specify 222MS for this fix) then the adjuster should still turn by hand (after you loosen the QR) but will stay tight while riding. We had a small batch of R4 hubs with threads that were not as tight as spec, but the Loc Tite fix has worked in the sets we've seen. If you continue to have issues please contact us and we'll help.

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