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s5s 04-21-14 04:42 AM

Rear hub/axle play
 
Hi guys,

I've got a Dawes Mono and there is a small sideways play of the rear wheel. I think the hub/axle needs some work but there are a few things that I haven't answered:

* Could this just be a matter of adjusting the lock nuts (the two nuts on each side that need the special spanners and lock each other)?
* If I need to replace the bearings, do I need to take the axle out and does this mean I will have to also remove the spokes from the wheel?

I don't know where to start troubleshooting. Is there a well known tutorial on this that people follow (like Sheldon Brown's tutorials)?

DiegoFrogs 04-21-14 05:10 AM

It's not magic, and actually quite simple to adjust and overhaul cup-and-cone hubs. Just requires some inexpensive tools.

Cute Boy Horse 04-21-14 05:42 AM

Spanners. If it binds, then it's time to check the axle isn't bent.

s5s 04-21-14 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs (Post 16689053)
It's not magic, and actually quite simple to adjust and overhaul cup-and-cone hubs. Just requires some inexpensive tools.

Thanks,

I know - I'm fairly mechanical but I've never done this so I'd like some starter advice. I do all my bicycle and motorcycle work and so far they've been OK :).

JohnDThompson 04-21-14 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s5s (Post 16689271)
I know - I'm fairly mechanical but I've never done this so I'd like some starter advice. I do all my bicycle and motorcycle work and so far they've been OK :).

Read on:

Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Hub Overhaul and Adjustment


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