RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Loose Hub?(2 posts)

Loose Hub?skibert
Sep 20, 2003 8:26 PM
My front wheel has developed some side to side play from the hub. It feels like a cup and cone hub that is not tightend enough but this is an almost new (~2000 miles) Velomax wheel with cartridge bearings. Anyone know whats going on here and how to fix it. Thanx
Sounds like itKerry Irons
Sep 21, 2003 4:54 PM
Time for an inspection, up close and personal. If you pull out the QR you should be able to wiggle the axle and see if there's play. If there is, you can remove any dust caps and see if there's adjustment potential. If not, you can see if you can remove the bearings by tapping gently on the axle to remove it first, and then inserting a rod through the opposite side of the hub and tapping out the bearings. Barring that, you can talk to Velomax about repair/replacement. If you're not mechanically inclined, it's time for a factory job or the shop you bought them from.