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Old 03-11-11, 08:17 AM   #1
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Basic, possibly daft, question regarding rear wheel/freehub overhaul

Morning all,

Having successfully overhauled the front hub I am keen to have a go at cleaning and repacking the rear. It's a Mavic CXP 30 with a mid-90s Mavic hub.

Question is, to I have to remove the freehub body to successfully clean and repack the drive side? Would you recommend I do this?

http://bicycletutor.com/overhaul-wheel-bearings/

This tutor only shows the non-drive side, hence my question. I'm not sure where the cones are on the drive side - near the end, or all the way 'in' the freehub body? Are they easy to get to?

Apologies if the question has been asked a gazillion times. I just want to be sure before I start dissassembling stuff.

Thanks in advance

Simon

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Old 03-11-11, 10:41 AM   #2
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I don't know exactly which hub, but it shouldn't matter. Always start by disassembling the hub from the left side, and sliding the axle out.

Some hubs have freehub bodies mounted on the axle with their own bearings, others have the freehub module attached to the shell with the entire unit supported on bearings at each end. Once you've begun taking it apart from the left, the rest will reveal itself as you move along.
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don't worry about drive side cones. Those should be the fixed side. Adjustments are usually done on the non-drive since the nuts aren't recessed into the hub. Just slide the axle out after taking off non-drive nuts and cones and repack/adjust as necessary. Sometimes getting bearings seated on the drive side is a pain though. Be patient.
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Thanks all, will give it a (patient) go and see how I get on.
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