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    ATB Wheel/hub dilemma

    I have some older Joytech hubs on 700c wheels that I took apart last night for maintenance. There has been a grinding noise for a little while and I think I discovered the cause: pitting on the races of the cones as seen in the attached picture. There is one large area shown and another smaller area on the opposite side. I assume this means I need replacement cones.

    My problem is finding replacement cones. Harris Cyclery is the only place I've found that carries Joytech, but they are listed as rear only and have no pictures for me to ascertain if they are the correct ones or not.

    So, if I can't replace the cones, I guess that means new hubs, which in turn means new wheels? Is this my only option? If not, what wheels are recommended at a reasonable price for an ATB type bike?

    Cheers!
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    Did you check the wheels manufacturing cone selection in the QBP at harriscyclery.com Several listings for joytech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    Did you check the wheels manufacturing cone selection in the QBP at harriscyclery.com Several listings for joytech.
    What page are looking at? I only see 2 listings for Joytech as I mentioned in the OP, and neither have a photo or more information?

    Thanks!
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    It's under problem solvers,not joytech.

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    Dukes:- check the cup races inside the hub body. If they are pitted, there is little point in replacing the cones - the bearing will never run smooth again and will eat cones and new bearing balls in a very short time. In this case, a new hub is the only option for a proper solution to the problem. Anything else is just "duct tape" - sorry to be a doomsayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Holland
    Dukes:- check the cup races inside the hub body. If they are pitted, there is little point in replacing the cones - the bearing will never run smooth again and will eat cones and new bearing balls in a very short time. In this case, a new hub is the only option for a proper solution to the problem. Anything else is just "duct tape" - sorry to be a doomsayer.

    Best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    It's under problem solvers,not joytech.
    Can you post the URL so I know where you are referring to?

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    8speed DinoSORAs Ed Holland's Avatar
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    The link you requested:

    Hub parts
    http://harriscyclery.net/site/page.c...ory=480&type=T

    Joytech cones
    http://harriscyclery.net/site/page.c...and=200&type=T

    But please see my earlier comment regarding the condition of the cup races inside the hub....

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