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Old 06-09-07, 08:15 AM
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105 shimano hub q'n.

Can anybody tell me how long (mileage) a 105 10sp hub is going to last regarding the cups.

I want to use ceramic balls in them, but as far as my search has got me is that i found out that on the 105 hubs they can't be replaced wich would mean that i have to replace the entire hub as the ceramic balls wear much less then the cups.

Can anybody give a indication on how long these cups would run even on normal steel balls.
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Originally Posted by BG2
Can anybody tell me how long (mileage) a 105 10sp hub is going to last regarding the cups.

I want to use ceramic balls in them, but as far as my search has got me is that i found out that on the 105 hubs they can't be replaced wich would mean that i have to replace the entire hub as the ceramic balls wear much less then the cups.

Can anybody give a indication on how long these cups would run even on normal steel balls.
With proper care, cleaning and relubing a cup and cone hub, like yours, should last tens of thousands of miles.
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Originally Posted by Davet
With proper care, cleaning and relubing a cup and cone hub, like yours, should last tens of thousands of miles.
+1......Shimano hubs are excellent. Service the bearing assembly regularly (how often depends on the conditions you ride, how many miles, etc) and they'll last a long, long time. For me personally, I service road hubs about once every couple of years, mountain bike hubs about once a year, unless I've exposed the hubs to something unusual. No worries-
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Thanks everybody for the information.

So Shimano hubs are ready - with proper care offcourse - to run 10 thousands of miles.
That is fantastic to read, but one q'n remains.

Is the cup or cone that is located inside the hub replaceable? If yes who sells the parts (online) and what is the price indication.
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Thanks everybody for the information.

So Shimano hubs are ready - with proper care offcourse - to run 10 thousands of miles.
That is fantastic to read, but one q'n remains.

Is the cup or cone that is located inside the hub replaceable? If yes who sells the parts (online) and what is the price indication.
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Old 06-10-07, 05:51 AM
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Many of the Shimano hubs have replaceable races but in over 40 years of riding and wrenching I've NEVER had to replace them on a bike that I owned/rode and maintained.
As they say...YMMV
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