Bicycle Mechanics - Can sealed hubs be repaired without expensive equipment
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I have a set of Rolf Vector Pro wheels for which the rear wheel hub sounds like it needs overhaul. I was under the impression that the hub could not be overhauled and would need to be replaced. Is this true? Thanks!
Sealed hubs are not intended to be serviced I don't think, however I think I've heard of guys using hypodermic needles to inject lube into them.
The Pro's have a cartridge bearing (sealed just implys a cap/cover which shileds the bearing in some way from the elements). Actually the hub is Swiss made, a Hugi I believe. Supposedly one heck of a hub, but noisy.
Any good wrench should be able to service them. Check with your Trek/Lemond dealer, these were original equipment on thier bikes in the late 90's early 00's.
I have the Vector Sports, which were the entry level ones. Cup and cone, service them myself.
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