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Old 07-16-11, 10:37 PM   #1
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Replacement cones for Shimano FH08 hubs

Do any of you know of a source for replacement bearing cones for Shimano FH08 (front and rear) tandem hubs? My local bike shops are having trouble finding them.
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Old 07-17-11, 10:20 AM   #2
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My parallel experience has been in trying to find cones for my XTR M950 rear hub. Within three years of building the wheel, it seemed obsolete. Local bike shops found a couple of "close" fits for the right cone, but not tight enough to seal up the hub. They didn't last long compared with the original. I found some replacements in England, and finally sucked it up and ordered three since I was paying a boatload for shipping. They apologized and said they only had two in stock and probably wouldn't be getting any more. I'm not a fan of this part of Shimano's marketing strategy.

Suggestions? Search the internet and hope for the best and close your eyes to the prices. Let's hope someone "local" has a better answer, as I've got the tandem hubs too.
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Old 07-17-11, 11:14 AM   #3
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One more thought: Posting this in the Bike Mechanics forum will reach a larger audience of "techies." Finding replacement cones spreads across the entire spectrum of bicycling niches. :-) (Plus right now I'm in the "It's all about me. I want an answer too!" mood. :-)
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sounds like another reason to go with sealed bearings........

Which we have on the tandem and commuter, but not on my other bikes.
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I can't believe that these parts aren't available. This is the most common tandem hub sold. I have 4 of these hubs myself.
Check with Mel at Tandems East or one of the the other tandem only shops. They should have answers.

I read somewhere that the cones and hub internals are the same as the XT Mountain Hub parts
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In response to my own post, my LBS did finally come through. Greggs Greenlake Cycles in Seattle successfully special ordered the cones for me.
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