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    Portland, OR i_r_beej's Avatar
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    How to dissasemble CODA Expert hubs?

    Hey all,

    I want to take apart my CODA Expert (disc) hubs to inspect and lube the free-hub mechanism. (I'd also just like to know how to get into them for future reference. Fortunately the bearings are still very smooth despite being 7 years old and not having any service!)

    I can't figure out how to go about removing the axle. Which way do I drive the axle? I've tried tapping the rear axle both ways but get no movement.

    Thanks for any tips.


    P.S. I've already searched the archives and didn't turn up anything useful.
    Despite the fact that I constantly recommend Kool-Stop brake pads-- no, I don't work for Kool-Stop. (Although their factory is just a few blocks from my house!)

    I ride drop bars off-road. (The excellent On-One "Midge.")

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    Is there a way you could post pictures of it?

    Any idea if it has cup/cone bearings, or cartridge...?

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    Portland, OR i_r_beej's Avatar
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    Oops!

    I should have known better-- the hub utilizes cartridge bearings. Alloy "dust caps" slide off the axle exposing the bearings. There are no visible grub-screws.

    After some consideration I'm just going to leave well enough alone and drip some Phil's down into the free-hub mechanism. I realized that tapping the bearings out via hitting the axle would likely damage the bearings. And that removing them would only be necessary if they were damaged in the first place.

    So don't mess with it if it ain't broken. Or... curiosity brinelled the bearings.
    Despite the fact that I constantly recommend Kool-Stop brake pads-- no, I don't work for Kool-Stop. (Although their factory is just a few blocks from my house!)

    I ride drop bars off-road. (The excellent On-One "Midge.")

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