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    end cap removal on a hub

    Hi-
    I've got a Speedcific front hub that I'm having a hard time lubing - I can only get the end cap off of one side of the hub. Both caps loosen and tighten in the same direction, and since one cap is in tighter than the other, the same side always loosens before the other, so I only ever end up being able to lube one set of bearings...
    Here's a link to a picture of the hub in question:
    http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/5462/...s/b1178vqw.jpg

    What can I do to loosen the other cap?

    TIA!
    Mike

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    You should be able to push the whole axle through the hub once the cap and bearing are off one side. If the bearing press-fits on the axle, put the loose cap back on part way and tap with a hammer (use wood block between) to knock the axle through that bearing. N.b. I haven't done this my own self.

    Btw, those bearings look to be sealed. What's to lube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF
    Btw, those bearings look to be sealed. What's to lube?
    +1.......I'm not at all familiar with those hubs, but those are cartridge bearings. Ride'em 'til they wear out, no servicing required-

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    Yep - they're sealed alright... On other similar bearings, I'll pry the seals off a couple of times a year to get some grease in, but I guess I'll have to ride these till they need to be replaced (no sense in pulling the axle until the bearings need to come out)...

    Thanks for the responses!
    Mike

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