Originally Posted by maniac57
Be careful to keep an eye on the bearings. If it continues to mysteriously loosen up, the inner race in the cassette side could be deforming. I recently had one that kept getting loose too often and it turned out the bearing was slowly self-destructing. Failed miles from home and stranded the rider.
He didn't want to listen when I warned him so he ended up walking. When he brought it in, the inner race in the hub was completely gone. No cup at all, just a hole.
Much as I love these bikes, pushing or carrying one bites rancid monkey junk.
Yeah, I've tightened these things 3 times in the last couple of months. I've already decided to buy a new wheel if it needs it again soon.