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hub overhaul(2 posts)

hub overhaulwill-e
Apr 3, 2001 1:30 PM
while overhauling my shimano sora hubs, the dustcap seems to have been bent, and now has jagged edges. This is not a plastic type dustcap found on older dura ace hubs, for example, but a lightweight and rather pliable metal. my understanding is that the hub will not be damaged from a screwy dust cap, as it does not come into contact with the bearing. Is this correct? It seems to me that the bearings are squeezed between the cup and cone, and the dust cap simply prevents dust from entering the bearing. What do ya think?
Yup, you're fine.grz mnky
Apr 3, 2001 3:14 PM
Besides, it would be pure hell trying to get a replacement from Shimano.