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1964 SA hub, lube?

Old 05-05-15, 08:05 AM
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1964 SA hub, lube?

Picked up a Dunelt with a 1964 SA 3 speed. The hub seems to shift fine but when I lift my feet off the pedals they keep right on spinning? Any quick/easy fixes?
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
Picked up a Dunelt with a 1964 SA 3 speed. The hub seems to shift fine but when I lift my feet off the pedals they keep right on spinning? Any quick fixes?
Two up front possibilities are too much chain tension (any tension is too much) or hub bearing adjustment too tight.
Also might be a lube issue. Try running some light oil through it.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
.. too much chain tension (any tension is too much)...
+1 Rough on both the chain and the hub bearings.
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Lube? I used Grease on the axle Bearings and Oil in the Inside , Only took it apart enough to inspect the Cones on the axle ends,

but old school you just add more Oil into the gears, and it leaks out and lubricates the wheel axle bearings ..
then you wipe off the excess..

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4 drops of a decent machine oil -- even Singer sewing machine oil, and you should be good to go. In a pinch a non-detergent, ie. 2-stroke 20-30wt oil is fine, as is my stuff, Phil's Tenacious, etc. Do not over oil, it just weeps out through the bearings and makes a mess.
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These hubs like to have the slightest bit of side play in the bearings. So if one pulls then pushes the rim side to side there is a tiny amount of free play. I agree with the lube suggestions but suspect that the problem is a bearing one. Andy.
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A bit of oil in the hub and on the bearings worked fine, I also loosened up the axel nuts a bit. Thanks again!
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