How to align your front wheels


Hi, I'm Jan from, we had a question a couple of months ago on a video, the person asked, if I have toe-in or toe-out, do I need to adjust it? The answer is yes, but first, How to Measure.


So, we have here a measurement tool, how we measure, I will put a PDF on on our website, so you can build it yourself from wood or you can order one at the dealer or on our web shop. You don't need to make these adjustments to often, only if you see that your tires are wearing out, it's good to measure, it's better to have a little bit toe-in than toe-out, because you cannot adjust it always on zero, so yeah, what you do first... you put it here on the rim and you go here also to the rim, but you need to keep a little bit play, so you feel like it has a half millimeter of play, then you go to the back end and you measure again, and I have here... I have a little bit toe-out, like a half millimeter, so I will show you how I will modify it.


The first step is to take off the brake, so the wheel is going freely, take off the wheel. This is my personal bike, so it's not perfectly clean, we cleaned it already because it was a bit dirty, I do cycle here in the winters and it's not optimal how much dirt everywhere is, this year we had also very much snow uh... the snow left like uh last week, but it gives a lot of dirt everywhere.


So first of all I take this screw out, I take this counter, not loose and I had toe-out, let me see, or did I had... no, I had toe-in, because the back end, let me think... I had toe-out because I measured at the front zero and on the back I had still space of like three four millimeter max, so what I do is I do only on one side, I turn like a half, I made this one fillet, I closed it, that's enough, what I do, I put back the the screw and I put a little bit Loctite 243 and if you don't have it or if you have something similar, that's also fine, if you don't have it you can use some old paint. So I put also a bit here, it's not necessarily because there is already a counter force here, because here you have fillet and there you have fillet, but still it's your steering, so I prefer we have a little bit extra safety. You put an 11 and put on the ball joint, I guess it's called and then you tight the counter nut and this is always a little bit... still it's not straight, so that's a bit... so now you can see I put so much force on it that this ball joint is staying straight, so that's how you do it, every model is a little bit different, but in general it's quite the same, so, you can apply this for almost all models, have fun see you next time.


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