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Old 03-06-18, 08:53 AM
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Hi Andy

Thanks for your reply and apologies for being vague.

No, neither the rim nor tyre is rubbing, and if I hold the axle in my hand and spin the wheel I still hear the noise.

While I'm no expert I've repacked several hubs in my time and never had an issue, even with vintage comparatively worn parts.

The cups and races looked good. 10 bearings per side came out and went back in. Can't tell you what the hubs are as they are unbranded.

The bearings looked like they could have been a better fit... It's possible someone before me opened the up and either lost bearings or installed the wrong size. The rear hub which looked the same size yielded 9 larger bearings per side.

If it was an issue with the bearings I would expect the noise to be consistent though...?
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