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how many bearings should be in the front hub of a peugot ?

Old 10-21-14, 04:37 PM
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how many bearings should be in the front hub of a peugot ?

Hi all,

Doing a service on my Peugot Talisman ph8 from 1976.

Opened up the hub on the front wheel to replace bearings and grease .There were 9 Bearings in one side and 10 on the other . I'm just wondering which side has the correct amount before I proceed ?Is there an extra in one side or is there one missing in the other ?

The back wheel had 9 bearings in each side of the hub . These Bearings were slightly larger than the ones in the front wheel hub .

Thanks in advance ,

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Old 10-21-14, 06:04 PM
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As many as you can fit but probably 10 per side. I know it's a vague answer.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
As many as you can fit but probably 10 per side. I know it's a vague answer.
+1^^
I usually end up with half or a quarter's worth of a single bearings diameter when I "fill" my bearing races.
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Ten sounds like a good round number. And round is good for bearings, generally speaking.
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Most hubs from that era would use 10 loose 3/16" balls per side in the front and 9 loose 1/4" balls per side in the rear.
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Most hubs from that era would use 10 loose 3/16" balls per side in the front and 9 loose 1/4" balls per side in the rear.
+ 1.
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Originally Posted by Metacortex View Post
Most hubs from that era would use 10 loose 3/16" balls per side in the front and 9 loose 1/4" balls per side in the rear.
And as I have learned, too late in a few cases, ELEVEN, that's 11, 1/4" in the bottom bracket.
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Who didnt at least grin when first reading the thread title?
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You mean the mis-spelled name?
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
You mean the mis-spelled name?
No one responded that he/she had never seen a Peugot.
I do concur with the 10 front, 11 BB, 9 rear answers above.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Who didnt at least grin when first reading the thread title?
Well, that too. I had a flashback of my first bearing set clean and lube.
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I simply add grease, then fill the race with ball bearings. Then remove one ball bearing and complete the job.
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
+1^^
I usually end up with half or a quarter's worth of a single bearings diameter when I "fill" my bearing races.
Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
I simply add grease, then fill the race with ball bearings. Then remove one ball bearing and complete the job.
I've often been tempted to add a ball, since the 10 front hub balls seem to have a lot of "air" between them. (And pedal bearings are often even looser).

Does anyone have a compelling explanation of how loose is optimal for cup/cone bearings?
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