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How do I take apart this Felt hub?

Old 02-22-12, 05:06 PM
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How do I take apart this Felt hub?

I have this hub with only one set of flat sides on each end (only one place to put a wrench), as opposed to the normal cone and lock nut situation. Do you know how to disassemble it? Thanks.


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Old 02-22-12, 06:57 PM
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Look in the ends of the axle stubs. Isn't there a hex interface? Allen wrench and a cone wrench.
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Old 02-23-12, 02:22 AM
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The inside of the axle looks completely round the whole way through.
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what happens when you grab each wrenchflat with a wrench and turn counterclockwise?

edit: not fair if you stop before something breaks or comes loose, or round the flats and skin you knuckles.
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Old 02-23-12, 05:15 AM
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It is *so* likely that there is an internal hex as reddog 3 suggests. Maybe you just haven't seen it. Give allen keys a try, start with a small one, if the key spins - try the next one up. repeat.

If you reach a key size that doesn't fit - hammer it into place. ; )
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hmm thanks for the replies. There is definitely no internal hex interface. I guess I'll try turning the cones the next time I have some cone wrenches. Quite a vexing situation.
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i would put a cone wrench on each and and twist or try to pull the end caps off with an axle vise
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Originally Posted by nicoth
Quite a hexing situation.
It is, isn't it?
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Maybe the outer part is pressed on and this one isn't supposed to be dismantled & serviced at least without at least the outer item being replaced ? Perhaps sealed and disposable for the life of the sealed unit ? What identifying items are there for a possible model identification ? This is the best I could find, but also it has flat edges for using a wrench.

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...and-adjustment

HUB-CARTRIDGE BEARING TYPE

These types of hubs use an industrial type-bearing unit. The inner and outer rotating races and ball bearings are installed as a unit. These hubs are not serviceable in the sense they are overhauled and adjusted. When the cartridge bearings are worn, rough, or have play, the cartridge should be replaced. The bearing unit is then removed and a new one pressed in. This requires special tools and is best left to professional mechanics.

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Just curious-
Is that a NEW hub? I don't see scratches.
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun
Just curious-
Is that a NEW hub? I don't see scratches.
I bought it used, but I don't want to build a wheel with it if I can't overhaul it.

I emailed the Felt company. Maybe I'll be lucky and someone will write back.
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Originally Posted by nicoth
I emailed the Felt company. Maybe I'll be lucky and someone will write back.
Yep, good luck.

This is interesting - can you post a pic when you get it apart please?
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Doubt they, Felt, made the hub, had another company put a logo on, at most.
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Originally Posted by nicoth
I bought it used, but I don't want to build a wheel with it if I can't overhaul it.

I emailed the Felt company. Maybe I'll be lucky and someone will write back.
If it lasts for years, why not go ahead, build it, ride it for what it'll go and wear it out ? Looks to be the front hub and those seem to last forever anyway.
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Some Bontrager hubs I've disassembled just pull apart. They are just pressed together.
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