Old 06-08-11, 07:24 PM
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I have rebuilt several of them (1st generation Deore is my all-time favorite group), although it has been a while. You need to pry the little plastic ring off. It comes off easily, but will probably self destruct. I am not sure how super critical they are. Anyway, you will now have two thin nuts, one about 20mm, and the other about 14-15mm. They work just like a standard cone and lock-nut (the smaller one is the lock-nut). I do not recall if the left side is reverse-threaded, but that should be easilly determined by trying the regular way first. If no luck, try reverse. The bearings are tiny like freewheeel bearings; both easily lost and replaced.

Only the cones and the axle are hard to replace if trashed, but it should be hard to ruin one trying to re-build them. If you give up, feel free to send all of the components to me ;-).
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