Go Back  Bike Forums >
Reload this Page >

Bike Forums

Bicycle Mechanics

Is my hub shot?

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.

Is my hub shot?

Old 02-19-13, 03:39 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 127

Bikes: 1984 Club Fuji, 1970 Schwinn Continetal, 90's Roadmaster ATB, 2003 Raliegh C40

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is my hub shot?

I tried using the search function, but to no avail...Here are some pictures of my hub. It is a no-name steel freewheel hub. The bearing cup is no longer attached to the hub. There is a lip on the main hub piece preventing it from going back into the hub. How can this happen and is it fixable (I suspect not)?

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
106_2722.jpg (100.1 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg
106_2723.jpg (94.4 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg
106_2724.jpg (88.6 KB, 69 views)
vincavinz is offline  
Old 02-19-13, 04:20 PM
Senior Member
mrrabbit's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 3,496

Bikes: 2001 Tommasini Sintesi w/ Campagnolo Daytona 10 Speed

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 26 Posts
It's dead Jim!

5000+ wheels built since 1984...


1. I do not claim to be an expert in bicycle mechanics despite my experience.
2. I like anyone will comment in other areas.
3. I do not own the preexisting concepts of DISH and ERD.
4. I will provide information as I always have to others that I believe will help them protect themselves from unscrupulous mechanics.
5. My all time favorite book is:

Kahane, Howard. Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life
mrrabbit is offline  
Old 02-19-13, 04:45 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Posts: 36,938

Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter

Mentioned: 132 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4885 Post(s)
Liked 933 Times in 559 Posts


This is a pretty low (bottom) level wheel. Even if you could save the hub, the repair cost would equal or exceed the cost of a new wheel.
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is offline  
Old 02-20-13, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 127

Bikes: 1984 Club Fuji, 1970 Schwinn Continetal, 90's Roadmaster ATB, 2003 Raliegh C40

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks - I thought so, but just wanted to confirm with more experience people than myself
vincavinz is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 11:04 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 8,688
Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1074 Post(s)
Liked 292 Times in 219 Posts
It appears that the flange broke free from the center spindle, sank inwards and pushed the bearing cup out. I suppose you could slacken the spokes and push the spindle back in position in the flange, but then you'd need to come up with something clever to prevent the flange from sliding down the spindle again. Can't think of anything simple straight off that'd have a good chance of working. Soldering would probably work, but the flange is likely to come unseated on thermal expansion unless you remove all spoke tension.
If you'd be able to jam some wooden blocks between the flanges you could set a line of center punches in the flange to crimp the spindle in place.
dabac is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 01:07 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 33,540

Bikes: '96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '20 Surly Midnight Special, All are 3x10. It is hilly around here!

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1964 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 979 Times in 676 Posts
+1 Play Taps and give it an honorable burial.
HillRider is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 01:26 PM
pierce's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 122W 37N
Posts: 2,445

Bikes: too many

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 17 Posts
drop pieces off at local metal sculptor to be turned into Art, for Art's Sake.
pierce is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 01:31 PM
Friendship is Magic
3alarmer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Posts: 21,569

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 300 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24536 Post(s)
Liked 8,267 Times in 5,782 Posts
Its time has come........

3alarmer is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 01:35 PM
You Know!? For Kids!
jsharr's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Posts: 6,165

Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts
I want that clock wheel for my garage! Off to scour the intarwebs for diy clock wheel kit.
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
elmore leonard
Bicycle Mechanics
01-26-16 05:24 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
03-19-15 09:21 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
02-04-14 06:37 AM
Bicycle Mechanics
12-10-12 01:51 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
05-26-12 04:02 PM

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 - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.