Spigot on rear hub

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Spigot on rear hub

Post by BX Bandit » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:51 am

Does anyone know what purpose the spigot on the rear hub serves?
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:33 am

Its there to locate the rear wheel before you put any bolts in, i use a dummy stud to locate my Graphites otherwise the hub spins and you cant see the hole :oops:
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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:11 pm

doh! seems obvious now you say it :P Was hoping it would be a Citroen quirky throwback. I guess it's cos you cant lock the rear wheels. Do any other cars have front hand brakes?
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:35 pm

All oleo Citroens have front wheel handbrakes, rear wheel handbrakes would cause the self levelling system to throw hissy fits.
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Post by jeremy » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:31 pm

Most Renault 4's had the front handbrake as well - except for some of the very last.