Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes: 1998 Pinarello Asolo, 1992 KHS Montaņa pro, 1980 Raleigh DL-1, IGH Hybrid, IGH Utility
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Campagnolo rear hub play
I've built and repaired many bicycles and hubs, but always cup - and - cone type. I consider myself fairly good as to adjusting them to run freely with zero play. Now I built a new bicycle with Campagnolo Veloce, and after the first 250 km did an overall check out - headset, spokes, cranks, etc. I noticed a small amount of play at the rear wheel, about 0.5 mm at the rim. Took off the wheel, disassembled the hub and found 3 sealed bearings - no adjustment possible. Now this play is not too much, but it bothers me. I thought about replacing the bearings, but maybe the new ones would have the same play. What do you think?
BTW, I have a '90s 105 cup and cone rear hub in another bicycle that still runs like new after many thousands of kms...