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Older Phil Hubs(3 posts)

Older Phil Hubsalexfr99
Oct 6, 2001 8:14 AM
I am working on a pair of older Phil Wood hubs (they do not have the 5mm key insert) There is a small amount of play in the hubs. I see no means of making any adjustment....any suggestions?
re: Older Phil Hubszelig
Oct 7, 2001 10:27 AM
You undoubtedly have a pair of pre-FSA (field service adjustable) hubs. Unless you have the a press and mandrels of the right size, you cannot service the hubs yourself. It needs to be done by Phil Wood. You can email them and I'm sure they'll respond quickly. Their customer service is very prompt. I've had a set of hubs like the one's you have since 1974 and they've only been serviced once. That happened when I went from 5spd to 6spd in the mid-70's. I haven't had a need for service since although they're used on my beater/winter bike. Cost shouldn't be excessive but generally they want you to just return the hub which can be a problem if you don't build your own wheels. If you like the hubs, it's worth the rebuild. The other option is to order a set of replacement axles and bearings, getting the specifications and having a machine shop press out the axles and the bearings and press in the new parts. That would save going through wheel build.
re: Older Phil Hubsalexfr99
Oct 7, 2001 8:32 PM
Thanks for your informative response. Yes.....they are pre-FSA. I will contact Phil Wood tomorrow.