Bicycle Mechanics - Shimano "Non-Series"
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05-27-08, 05:59 PM
My friend has a 2004 Giant Yukon bicycle. The cones are pitted and need replacing but there are no markings at all on the hubs. How does one determine which model hubs they are to order parts? I'm not even sure the hubs are Shimano but they do look like low-end Shimano hubs I've seen before.
05-27-08, 06:37 PM
Hmm...even the lowest end Shimano hubs I've seen have model numbers...dust caps usually have "Shimano" on them, too...
Bikepedia doesn't say they're Shimano...
I've had some success with sanding/polishing the pits out of cones I didn't want to hunt down replacements for...
Cones are surface hardened, so polishing them will be a temporary solution at best
05-27-08, 07:32 PM
You could take the original cones to a bike shop and try to match them with what they have in stock. As long as the threading is correct, even the overall length doesn't have to match exactly as thin washers can be used to compensate.
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