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Old 07-26-09, 10:53 PM   #1
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Pitted cone!

After yesterday's 200k I was doing some work on the bike because my rear wheel felt a little wobbly. I figure, OK, go in there and tighten up the cone and be done. Well, I tighten it down and it got "crunchy" feeling... which is just as bad as loose. I pulled the drive side apart, and it's fine. The NDS, however, has a nice, big, ugly pitted gouge out of it for about 1/3 of the race.
Hopefully I can get just that cone and some new balls for it. I really don't want to rebuild the wheel with a new hub. I'd rather just rebuild the NDS bearing assembly.
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Old 07-27-09, 12:59 AM   #2
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Is there any pitting or excessive wear in the race?
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Is there any pitting or excessive wear in the race?
Not that I noticed, but I'll check it again before ordering any parts to see if I really do need to get a hub and rebuild the wheel. My fault entirely, really. I should have done some preventive maint. and checked the tightness of the whole thing a while ago. It was loose, and I'm sure that led to pitting out the cone.
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