I’m working on a skateboard project and I’ve stumbled on an issue with rear wheels assembly. Most of my knowledge I get on how and what is based common sense and on forums and YouTube tutorials, but unfortunately I didn’t find a solution.
The kit I’m using is a TorqueBoards with 160MM all terrain tire wheels.
Having the rear components come together, the result looks pretty nice
But the wheels are spinning in a very restricted manner (belt off). I tighten the screws just slightly more (about 1/8 turn), after I start filling resistance. So in my perspective, the screws are loose and I’m afraid it could result in losing a wheel during a ride.
By trying to figure it out I’ve disassembled it to see what’s going on inside. I’ve noticed that the spacer(#2) that was in between the hub and the wheel bearing has noticeable scratches on it.
I’ve replaced it with a narrower spacer (#1) which seemed to fit in the outer hub placement a bit deeper.
The issue still persisted. Just as I tighten the wheel screw, it stops spinning freely. The friction occurs at the place where the spacer should be. When looking closely, I saw scratches marks on the hub, the wheel bearing and the spacer itself lost its black color.
As far as I see it, the friction occur between a spinning part - the hub and the barrel of the bearing which is static - or become static due to the pressure applied by the screw.
So perhaps I should not tighten it at all ? or am I missing some part here ?
thanks in advance!