Bicycle Mechanics - Bontrager hub play
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05-15-09, 07:37 AM
I noticed on the ride last evening that the rear hub of my Bontrager Classic wheel has developed some side to side play. I have not had time to look at it closely. Is this simply a matter of adjustment or something worn out? Thanks much!
05-15-09, 07:44 AM
Just needs to have the cones tightened a bit. If the wheels are less then a year old, have the LBS do the job.
05-15-09, 08:19 AM
I'm not sure if these hubs are cup-and-cone or cartridge bearings. If the former, they need to be adjusted. If the later, either an adjustment will fix it or, possibly, there is a defective bearing that must be replaced.
05-15-09, 10:24 AM
E-bay specials from a few yeas back. No warrantee left on these.
05-15-09, 07:11 PM
Contact Trek (Bontrager's owner) to see if they have any tech info on these wheels. At least they can tell you what type of bearings they have.
05-16-09, 05:48 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone. I adjusted the cones & all is well!
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