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screwed up spacer in haste

Old 05-06-14, 01:15 AM
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screwed up spacer in haste

This should be easy for you folks- ok I was watching YOUTUBE to learn to put a new cassette on freehub and it was so easy I decided to take it a step further and remove freehub to repack 10-14 year old bearings.Well the cone is 15mm and I got in a hurry and put the 16mm on and it turned inside the spanner and in removing the wrong size spanner I boogered up the wider of the 2 spacers (like 3/8th" thick) -the cone seems fine as does the axle but spacer is peeled back in 2 spots and appears to be warped as it won't roll very well on bench. Is there a whole kit or can I get just a spacer.I am learning so I am not after the cheapest kit but mainly want to know if a kit is what I am after or can the spacer be found. I have this horrible feeling that I will return to bike shop (hat in hand) and ask if they have a used spacer as I wrecked mine using the tools they sold me.Is it called a cone spacer? This is NOT super bad as a complete new rear wheel can be had for $43 and I will be back in business in no time,I just want to learn as much as possible from my mistakes.
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Old 05-06-14, 06:19 AM
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Spacers just take up space. They don't need to be round. The bike I just worked on last night has a spacer between cone and locknut in order to extend the locknut out past the inside of the freewheel. Is that the sort spacer you are talking about?
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Most old-time LBSs will have a drawer full of assorted spacers you can choose from. Cost, if any, will be minor.
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