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    Sand in the wheel hub?

    While I was riding again tonight it sounds like I have some sand in my wheel hubs. They are Tiagra hubs and I am worried about pulling them apart. Are the bearings loose or are then in a cup? Also what would be a the correct grease to put on them? Would a industrial grease, ie NGLI 2 be too heavy to re pack them with?

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    Suggest if you don't have a proper wrench you should stop by the LBS and have them check them.... they are loose balls. I think it's a 19mm but not positive. You can do it for sure but.... you need the wrench and some good grease. I use the park stuff and can't comment on the grease you mention since i'm not familiar with it.
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    NGLI 2 is a standard the grease manufactures use for a consistency, like different oil weights. We use it for bearings on vehicles and for lubricating pins on heavy equipment.
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    Check out this site for the fine points of hub maint:

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=110

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