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Old December 23rd, 2018, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Atlas Figure Plate adjustment issue

Hello,

I have an Atlas Circlemaster figure plate. I have to adjust the action on the plate when I go from skating big circles to skating loop circles. The adjustment used to work fine with the nut clicking so I can count how many clicks between each adjustment. (My adjustment is 3 clicks difference)

However, often one or two of the nuts do not click when I turn them. I have no way of knowing if I've turned the nut the right amount. Sometimes, I get back on the floor to find that my action is way too loose.

The strange thing is that sometimes it does click and sometimes it doesn't.

Do you know what is wrong with my plate? Is this something that can be fixed? I really don't want to have to buy a new plate.

Thanks!
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Old December 30th, 2018, 01:28 AM   #2
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Hello,

I have an Atlas Circlemaster figure plate. I have to adjust the action on the plate when I go from skating big circles to skating loop circles. The adjustment used to work fine with the nut clicking so I can count how many clicks between each adjustment. (My adjustment is 3 clicks difference)

However, often one or two of the nuts do not click when I turn them. I have no way of knowing if I've turned the nut the right amount. Sometimes, I get back on the floor to find that my action is way too loose.

This is one of the reasons I despise click actions. One can learn where the adjustment is by watching the wrench handle. Clickers typically have detentes (the thing that makes the click) @ 12 o'clock, 2, 4 6 8 and 10 o'clock. Watch your wrench handle as you swing the adjustment nut and you will see it act like an hour hand. 3 clicks is also 1/2 turn of the adjustment nut on 6 detentes.


The strange thing is that sometimes it does click and sometimes it doesn't.

Do you know what is wrong with my plate? Is this something that can be fixed? I really don't want to have to buy a new plate.


W/o pix I can guess. 1) the lock screw @ the floor end of the king pin may be coming loose. 2) Either the adjuster nut or the click retainer is worn out.



Thanks!
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