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Old 07-27-22, 05:21 PM
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Rearwheel hub Worn

Hi,

I got a used bike (Pacific fvi ds2) as a gift about 11 weeks ago. At some point the rear wheel got wobbly and after adjusting the spokes the wobble disappeared.

Unfortunately a week ago, a severe case reoccured and the wheel could hardly roll due to rubbing with the brake pads.

While trying to figure out the problem I noticed the axle was leaning more to one side of the hub than the other so I guessed the bearings were worn. After taking the freewheel off and cleaning the hub, I have now noticed that the inner wall of the hub (above where the bearings are supposed to sit) has virtually broken off, like it melted away.

It's my first bike and I don't know much of anything about bikes so I would like to ask, is it time to change the hub or the rear wheel entirely? Or can i continue using the hub?
Also, what exactly would be the best move financially?

Thank you and apologies the lengthy post.
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Old 07-27-22, 05:31 PM
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It sounds like something wasn’t built right when it came into your hands.
It sure sounds like something is damaged beyond repair, though a picture would say a lot more. A few “Hello” replies in the new user forum may help you get your post count up if that’s required for new users to post pictures these days.
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Originally Posted by Maliq View Post
Hi,

I got a used bike (Pacific fvi ds2) as a gift about 11 weeks ago. At some point the rear wheel got wobbly and after adjusting the spokes the wobble disappeared.

Unfortunately a week ago, a severe case reoccured and the wheel could hardly roll due to rubbing with the brake pads.

While trying to figure out the problem I noticed the axle was leaning more to one side of the hub than the other so I guessed the bearings were worn. After taking the freewheel off and cleaning the hub, I have now noticed that the inner wall of the hub (above where the bearings are supposed to sit) has virtually broken off, like it melted away.

It's my first bike and I don't know much of anything about bikes so I would like to ask, is it time to change the hub or the rear wheel entirely? Or can i continue using the hub?
Also, what exactly would be the best move financially?

Thank you and apologies the lengthy post.
With inexpensive dual suspension bikes like this one it is often better to change to a better bike than to waste money on repairing the one you currently own
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Old 07-27-22, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jccaclimber View Post
It sounds like something wasn’t built right when it came into your hands.
It sure sounds like something is damaged beyond repair, though a picture would say a lot more. A few “Hello” replies in the new user forum may help you get your post count up if that’s required for new users to post pictures these days.
Yes jccaclimber I do need to get my count up. Thanks for the heads-up up.
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Old 07-27-22, 08:14 PM
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With inexpensive dual suspension bikes like this one it is often better to change to a better bike than to waste money on repairing the one you currently own
Oh, I was afraid that might be the case. Thanks
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Old 07-27-22, 08:28 PM
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Oh, I was afraid that might be the case. Thanks
I didn't mean to disparage your bike, but many bikes in that sort of price range suffer from poor quality control at the factory. It also depends on how much the customer actually rides the bike. Combine a bike with quality issues with an enthusiastic rider and maybe you are looking at a bicycle that isn't worth repairing
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
I didn't mean to disparage your bike, but many bikes in that sort of price range suffer from poor quality control at the factory. It also depends on how much the customer actually rides the bike. Combine a bike with quality issues with an enthusiastic rider and maybe you are looking at a bicycle that isn't worth repairing
That's actually very understandable. I didn't take any offense to your response.
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