Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Would have more bikes if I had time to ride them all. Previous bikes: 1968 Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fav), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.
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I wrote the entry below before looking more closely at your pic. There are several odd things about it. I see no spoke holes or even a clear hub shell, and the ball cup is not oriented in a way that would allow the hub to be driven (seems reversed 180 degrees). I thought this was a 333 hub but now I'm not so sure.
The part that needs to come out 1st is called a ball cup (circled below) and you have already made it impossible to remove, by detaching the hub from the rest of the wheel. A tool called a ball cup remover is used that is similar to a freewheel remover, and you MUST be able to hold onto the rim of a built wheel to exert enough leverage. There is no way to hold onto the hub while turning the tool otherwise. Further, it should be obvious that you will not be able to remove the part that is moving without removing the ball cup. You need to be very careful in the future about diving into disassembly if this is a typical example. Finally, even if you had been able to disassemble, the odds of you coming across another hub of this type that needs a part you have is miniscule. It's only good now as a paperweight.
There's no such thing as a routine repair.
Don't tell me what "should" be - either it is, it isn't, or do something about it.
If you think I'm being blunt take it as a compliment - if I thought you were too weak to handle the truth or a strong opinion I would not bother.
Please take the time to post clearly so we can answer quickly. All lowercase and multiple typos makes for a hard read. Thanks!
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