Mountain Biking - Rear Hub
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08-28-03, 10:10 PM
Okay, maybe you guys can give me some insight. I have a Roadmaster 18 speed (go ahead laugh) mountain bike. I've noticed some wobble in the rear hub. I know they are probably the cheapest things around. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what is a good hub or wheel set that isn't that expensive? It has the 6 speed gear set and I don't know which free wheel it has. So any info would be great. Most rear wheel's I've seen have been for 8-9 speed gear sets. Does anyone know where to find a 6 speed?
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If it is friction shifting you probably could go 7sp, and just use a spacer on a 8-9sp wheelset. I woudl bet that you have a freewheel and not a freehub so that would mean a new wheelset and cassette.
You're rear hub might just need to be adjusted, and you really don't need a new wheelset.
08-28-03, 11:01 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a free wheel not free hub. The hub itself is one that is made of two or three pieces for the outer part. The wobble is side to side movementat the hub itself. I'll have to look at it again to make sure of what I'm talking about. I want a more solid hub that can withstand more. The bike itself will withstand the riding I do but the hub's and wheels aren't going to last very long at this rate.
08-28-03, 11:38 PM
Well, to get wheels repaired will almost cost as much as it was to buy the bike new in your case. But Kev hit it on the nail, it is out of adjustment.
08-29-03, 08:59 AM
Can you take a picture of your freehub or cassette hub or whatever you got?
I'm guessing you can probably get a new wheelset for around $100. is that in your price range. BTW, that'll probably include a new front wheel too!
08-29-03, 09:09 AM
SHIMANO LX® WHEELSET ON CR-18 $69
SHIMANO LX® CASSETTE M570 $28
SHIMANO DEORE™ REAR DER M510 $28
SHIMANO DEORE™ SHIFTER SET $29
Here you go, for $154 at jensen you get a new set of wheels, and you get an upgrade to a 27 speed.
08-29-03, 09:15 AM
Don't forget the necessary tools required to mount that. Figure about another $12-15 for a cassette tool and another $15-20 for a chain whip tool.
Actually, you don't need those the MOUNT them, just to remove them if you need to in the future.
08-29-03, 09:16 AM
I bet if you asked real nicely you could get jenson to put the casette on the wheel before they sent it.
08-29-03, 09:18 AM
08-31-03, 05:10 PM
Hey thanks guys. I'll try and get a picture. As I look at it, the movement is where the axle and the bearings go through the outer carrier. There appears to be a large nut on the outside (not the cassette side). If this is an adjustment nut should I try tightening it? I used to have some good bike connections but they are no longer. And I haven't really gotten my hands dirty on bike repair and building. Good with cars not with bikes yet. But again thanks for all the ideas.
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