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Question on tight chorus hubs(3 posts)

Question on tight chorus hubskilimanjaro
Jun 10, 2003 12:17 PM
I bought a set of chorus hubs off ebay and they seem really tight. There is no feeling of grit when I turn them but they are much tighter than the new ACH BB I picked up at a bike swap meet.

These hubs do not look like they were ever laced. I will try to adjust the play and failing that will attempt to overhaul the hub. Any suggestions on what grease to use when I repack the hub?

Thanks and regards,

Some thoughtsKerry
Jun 10, 2003 4:32 PM
If, when you turn the axles with a light touch (fingertips) you don't feel any binding, then the hubs are properly adjusted. You may just be feeling the new grease, which will break down with a bit of use. Do these hubs have wiping seals (could be a rubber O-ring on the lock nut or cone)? That can be a source of light friction until you get a few miles in. If they are sealed bearings, the lock nuts could be too tight, binding things a bit. My Record front hubs are cartridge bearings, and I have the lock nuts just beyond finger tight. If you decide to repack the hubs, any good quality grease is fine - I've had good experience with Slick50 Grease One.
Campy hubs have more dragMR_GRUMPY
Jun 10, 2003 6:53 PM
I read that on one of those " Hi-tech, every gram of drag, counts" sites. They said that the seals on Campy hubs cause a lot of drag. They said that campy hubs won't roll as far as others. I really don't know if this is a bad thing or not. I'm sure that the hubs go longer between overhauls.
If it was a problem, I'm sure that the Pro's would have something to say about it.