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    How do I know...

    I want to know if my hub is sealed, and how i find out. It's because i heared some bearings moving I think, but I'm not sure whether it is my hub, or bottom bracket? Also, can bearings move in a sealed hub anyway?

    Thanks.

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    Open the hub, it is pretty obvious if it is sealed or not when opened. Yes.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    how do i open it?

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    just undo/loosen all of the threaded cones/washers that are on the axle. and if it is unsealed, make sure not to lose any of the balls. that would be pretty stupid.

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    i'll just leave it then, it was around 200 for the hub, about $400, so i'm guessing that it will be sealed.
    can the bearings move in a sealed hub?

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    not really. they arent supposed to.

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    What kind of hub is it?

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    drive usa

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    It's unlikely that balls are rattling around inside a hub. They're packed in grease, and even if it gets dirt and grit in it, the balls are still going to be coated in it and not clacking around.

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    unless they somehow got into the main shell of the hub, past all of the cones. i dont think that could happen, but i guess its possible.

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    alright thanks, i think it may be my chain clanking agaisnt my frame actually.
    thanks though

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