Just overhauled my rear 8-speed 'Record' hub (first time on this hub) and found that the axle cone for the bearings are brinneled and a little rough looking. This is on the cassette side and really dont know if that particular bearing cone is pressed onto the axle or not. The other bearing cone, the one that threads onto the axle (non drive side) is still okay. I got this hub used, so cant verify whatever maintenance schedule it had (although I can imagine it wasn't good apparently)
I was wondering if this particular bearing cone could be replace, or would I have to just get a new axle (fat chance) or maybe another 8-speed hub.
8-speed parts are getting harder and harder to find and the prices on ebay seem to reflect that. I have no problem with 8-speed, but since replacement parts are becoming obsolete, maybe I should just upgrade the entire gruppo to 10-speed Centaur.
Any thoughts on this??