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Grease coming out of just overhauled front axle
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I recently overhauled the front axle and was successful doing so. Thank you for the great tutorial on it. However, I had to play a lot with the cone nut tightness as I have the q/r style. I have noticed that there is grease coming out of the wheel after some extensive riding this weekend. Is this a normal sign or maybe just a sign that maybe I used too much grease, or should I get back in there and try to tighten the cone nut? There does not seem to be any play in the wheel and also when I had the cone nut tightened more, the wheel did not spin very freely. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2
It sounds like your hub is adjusted well... there should be no play and it should spin freely. I wouldn't worry about the grease seepage as a little bit is normal, just wipe it off and keep an eye on it.

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