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"Play" in wheel bearings

Old 09-29-10, 07:31 PM
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"Play" in wheel bearings

I recently read in RBA that it is a good idea to check your wheel bearings for "play." I had not really ever done that before.

I checked, and I am able to move the wheel side-to-side about 1mm (maybe slightly less) measured at the rim.

Is this normal "play" or do I really need to tighten the hub's bearings?!?
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Depends on the bearing type. A sealed bearing wheel may have some play in it. but a cone and race type should not have any play.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Depends on the bearing type. A sealed bearing wheel may have some play in it. but a cone and race type should not have any play.
The wheel in question is a Ksyrium Elite, and I honestly don't know what type of bearing it is.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
The wheel in question is a Ksyrium Elite, and I honestly don't know what type of bearing it is.
I have never worked on one either, someone should be along any sec. now......
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I have never worked on one either, someone should be along any sec. now......
I figured as much. If all else fails I will hop on over to the mavic site for an answer.
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Has a sealed bearing, do you still have the tool that came with it?

Same idea https://www.tech-mavic.com/tech-mavic...mFrontAxle.pdf

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There should be a slight play that the QRelease should take out when clamped.

Post #2: There should also be a tiny play in a cone and race hub that the QR should eliminate when clamped.
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