Here’s a strange discovery…
Everytime I am riding well and actually freemounting with some regularity, whenever my unicycle responds to my every whim and command, I discover that the Main-Cap Bearing Housing Assembly on the left side of the axel is loose. Not by much, but enough to give my axel a bit of “give and take.”
I tighten the two screws, and then my unicycle does not ride as well. The wheel turns fine, but any time the two screws (or nuts) on the left are not jangling ever so slightly, I start riding like crap.
They always get loose by themselves–I am wondering if there is a structural flaw in my frame, or perhaps it is my riding.
My real question is, does it matter? When the two screws on the left side give my axel a bit of give, my riding is a hell of a lot better and I have a lot more control over the machine. I tighten them, and it sucks.
Is this normal? Can slightly loose nuts on one side of the axel for the Main-Cap Bearing Housing Assembly be harmful to Monster-X (that is the name I have given my 26inch Nimbus MUni)or is it normal for unicycles to have a bit of give in the axel area?