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Old 01-12-22, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
I had to laugh out loud. I knew the naysayers would have fun. Still, I am going to try to flush it out and douse with some lighter oil. I would have been more apt to junk it except the 13-30 six speed was a really nice useful range. Iím not giving up yet!
I would run some gear oil through it and leave it horizontal on a rag for a day or three (depending on temperature).
I would then wrap it in a rag and whirl out any remaining oil toward the back side. Just to keep my hub clean.

Maillard hubs of every type were plagued by over-tight factory bearing tension. Early bearing death consistently ensued.
Be sure that some freeplay is felt at the axle before installing the quick-release's full tension (and watch said freeplay go away when the lever is secured).
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