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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There are generally not generic cones because a cone must meet five criteria:
- It must be the same threading as the axle
- It must be small enough diameter to fit through the dust cap without rubbing but large enough not to leave a gap that would allow in dirt and water
- The bearing surface must taper enough so that the balls run in the middle portion rather than near the edge.
- There must be sufficient distance from where the bearings run to the bottom of the cone wrench flats so that the flats are above the dust cap.
- It must be the correct length so that the overall distance between locknuts and the wheel dish are correct.
Only the last item is amenable to alteration using different widths of spacers or locknuts.
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!