Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Rear Hub Play

Old 10-15-05, 05:00 PM
  #1  
blueeyedme
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 120

Bikes: 02 Jamis Coda

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rear Hub Play

Hey all-

While putting on new fenders today I noticed that if I pushed on the rear wheel that I have a little bit of sideways play. Is there an adjustment or is it time to take it into my LBS for a hub overhaul. Ritchey Zero hub 3-1/2yrs old. Thanks.
blueeyedme is offline  
Old 10-15-05, 05:53 PM
  #2  
Sebach
Senior Member
 
Sebach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 325

Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
From the Park Website:


Quick release hubs have hollow axles that flex slightly when the quick release is closed. Hub bearing adjustments must account for this extra pressure. When a quick release hub is not clamped tight in the frame, there should be a slight amount of play in the axle. This play disappears when the hub and wheel are clamped in the frame.

To test if a hub in your bike has an adequate adjustment, grab the wheel while it is still in the frame and pull it side to side laterally. Turn wheel and test again, feeling for a knocking sensation. If no play is felt, remove the wheel. Grab the axle (not the skewer) and rock it up and down to check for play. If the axle has play when the wheel is outside the bike, but no play inside the bike, the adjustment is adequate. If there is no play in the axle when the wheel is outside the bike, the adjustment is too tight, even if the axle seems to turn smoothly when out of the bike.
Sebach is offline  
Old 10-15-05, 06:06 PM
  #3  
supcom
You need a new bike
 
supcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 5,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Most likely you need to adjust the bearing cones. It's a five minute job (10 if you've never done it before). See the Park tools website of sheldonbrown.com for instructions. Learn how to do this yourself and you can overhaul your own hubs and spend the savings on something else at your LBS.
supcom is offline  
Old 10-17-05, 06:03 PM
  #4  
blueeyedme
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 120

Bikes: 02 Jamis Coda

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by supcom
Most likely you need to adjust the bearing cones. It's a five minute job (10 if you've never done it before). See the Park tools website of sheldonbrown.com for instructions. Learn how to do this yourself and you can overhaul your own hubs and spend the savings on something else at your LBS.
That took care of it... thanks!
blueeyedme is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.