Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the October Giveaway for a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot urban gravel bike from Van Dessel Cycles


Bearing cone
#1
I have a Columbia Trailhead Disk Mountain bike that has a worn out rear bearing cone on the right side. I have been to all the local bike shops and have looked on line extensively and cannot find a replacement cone. The cone dimensions are 15 mm dia x 12 mm long. The thread is 10 mm x 1 and there are no grooves or dust caps on the cone at all.

I have been able to find a cone that is 17 mm dia and 14 mm long which I can use if I remove a spacer and use smaller balls. Is this idea a good one ? The bearing originally had 10 balls and 13 of the new ones will fit in the space and allow the cone to engage the balls.

Will this cause the cup and cone to wear prematurely, or will the extra balls make up for the reduced ball contact area ?

Thank you for your help.

Mark
  Reply
#2
Not sure whether you're in the UK, but if you are, SJS do a good range of hub spares: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/category-HUB-SPARES-110.htm

If you're not in the UK you should be able to find something on-line or mail order nearer to home.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
7,747
05-08-2015, 06:56 PM
Last Post: edge
 
12,629
05-05-2015, 01:12 AM
Last Post: ani1319
 
3,491
11-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Last Post: JanJ
 
7,495
06-25-2013, 02:25 PM
Last Post: bphodges
 
4,870
06-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
4,561
04-13-2013, 01:37 PM
Last Post: torquecyclerepairs

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Western Flyer Restoration
Today 02:07 PM
Bikes on the balcony for winter
Today 01:27 PM
Do Any Electric Bike Allows You to Switc...
Yesterday 10:36 PM
Looking for a hybrid for neighborhood an...
Yesterday 08:31 PM
Looking for information
Yesterday 06:47 PM
What do you like about gravel bikes?
Yesterday 06:59 AM
The deadliest U.S. counties for cyclists
10-27-2020 08:44 PM
Hello from Maine!
10-27-2020 08:41 PM
How to remove a Dork disc
10-27-2020 07:19 PM
2020 road cycling season
10-27-2020 07:18 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
29 posts
no avatar 2. JoJoJo
9 posts
no avatar 3. Sagan97
8 posts
no avatar 4. Papa Dom
7 posts
no avatar 5. Painkiller
7 posts