A couple of quick questions for the experts here.
- Is it normal for the cone nuts that seal the bearings in an older, quick release rear hub to not be physically attached/screwed on to the hub? As far as I can tell the cones on my rear hub are only pushed onto the bearing cups by the flimsy springs at the end of the skewers.
- The cheap freewheel on my single speed is "crunchy" and a bit stiff. Would squirting some lube in the top of the freewheel be an appropriate way to fix this? If so, would Tri-Flow or light machine oil be better? Or do I need a new freewheel?