Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Above ground, Walnut Creek, Ca
Bikes: 7⃥ 9 road bikes
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Originally Posted by onesmalldrop
So I need new cones for my rear wheel. The ones on there are hella old and rusted and won't stay tight
. Wheels Manufacturing sells what they claim to be an exact match for my hub (a Shimano 2200) here
, but it's $18 for a pair. This seems insane to me. Are there cheaper options? I'm confused by the huge variation, I'd think there would be one like generic 16.9mm cone out there that costs a couple bucks. Are cones that finicky that you really need the exact specified one for your hub?
IME i would have to question whether being old, or rusted or loose was cause for considering the cones unusable. excessive wear, pitting, or trauma is most often the cause for a replacement.
if the cones and locknuts have not been adjusted with a proper cone wrench, and it IS necessary, then in all likelihood the result will be unsatisfactory, often resulting in excessive play or looseness.
forgive me if you know all this. far be it from me to stop someone from buying, whether justified in my eyes or not, and installing a set of cones on their bike hub.