Bicycle Mechanics - Chris King hubs
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06-16-09, 05:46 PM
I was cleaning my bike and noticed my front CK hub had some vertical play these hubs only have 700k on them is this normal? I WILL BRING THEM TO GET CHECKED BUT THOUGHT SEEMS WIERD FOR THEM TO BE LOOSE IS THERE A BREAK IN THING? Thanks
06-16-09, 10:06 PM
king hubs are known for loosening up if they are new. i hope your lbs has the special tool to adjust the hubs...
They're easy to adjust.
They need to be serviced about once a year, depending on how much you ride.
Chris King has a special grease for these hubs. Looks like white lithium grease.
It turns black with use.
06-16-09, 11:51 PM
is that 700km? or 700,000 miles?
at 700,000 miles i think they recommend changing all of the fluids - you've got another 300k before the bearings go though so ride light
06-17-09, 02:09 AM
Not unusual for a King hub to need readjustments during break in (read your manual), hopefully you haven't been ignoring a loose hub for a long time, though, at 700k. Depends what axle you have as to how to adjust, but that's in the manual too and it's simple either way, two 5mm allens for a classic hub, or a single 2.5mm for the heavy duty/one piece/20mm/24mm/bmx axle hubs (or if you have an older one piece style axle it might be a 3/32" allen). You don't need to use the special grease (which isn't like a white lithium grease) for simple bearing maintenance, just the rear hub's ring drive. Any good bicycle grease is fine on the bearings.
Since the OP is from Quebec I think it's safe to say that 700k = 700 kilometers.
06-17-09, 06:04 PM
Since the OP is from Quebec I think it's safe to say that 700k = 700 kilometers.Sorry about that you guys still use miles. Thanks for the replys I took it in and the guy spent like 5 mins. to fix it ??? it seems ok now I thought somehow it would take longer to tighten.
06-17-09, 06:54 PM
Sorry about that you guys still use miles. Thanks for the replys I took it in and the guy spent like 5 mins. to fix it ??? it seems ok now I thought somehow it would take longer to tighten.
It's a quick and easy adjustment, takes less time to learn and do than to haul it to a shop...
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