Tip: Remove Slop in Front Wheel With Plastic Bags

Over time the Atomik MM450 and VMX450 can develop slop in the hub pieces that fit into the front wheel. When the wheel can wiggle side to side that is slop, or side play, and on these little bikes you dont want anything thats going to cause erradict steering/turning behavior. Those strong little plastic bags that Atomik uses for shipping spare parts with, or ziploc baggies used for the freezer, are a good choice. I used some plastic for both sides of the wheel, wrapped them around the hubs, poked holes for axle to slip though, then squeezed hubs back on wheel. Trim all excess plastic. Your wheels will feel solid again like brand new!

Photo by Chris Haertel
Photo by Chris Haertel

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