Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Take the lock nut and cone off of one side and remove the axle. If it is a loose bearing hub, it will be obvious. If so, check the condition of the cones and hub races. If they are reasonably smooth and free of pits, relube the hub and reassemble it. It he cones are in bad shape, decide if it is worth while replacing them If the hub races are in bad shape, discard the wheel as most hub races can't be replaced.