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  1. #1
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    Sealed Bearing Hub Rusted Stuck

    I came across a Miche Track Hub with sealed bearings. One side spins perfectly, the other is comlpetely stuck. I pulled off the dust cover and it appars to be rusted shut.

    It has ball bearings and a carrier that I had never seen before. It's not the usual kind that surrounds the bearings, but just is a single ring of metal with divots for the bearings that keeps them a certain distance apart.

    The whole thing appears to be rusted stuck. Obviously this isn't going to ever be as good as new, but is there any way to make it at least ride able?


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    As long as it isn't rusted to the axle, you should be able to remove and replace the bearing. I'm not familiar with the Miche, and you might need a special tool to pull the bearing, but it's 99:1 or better odds that the bearing itself is a standard bearing that can be bought off the shelf.

    If you're unfamiliar with sealed bearing replacement, bring it to the local shop and let them have a look. You can also send it out to one of the larger, pro shops, which I'm certain can do it, but shipping wheels is costly.
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