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How to remove axle from Vuelta XRP Pro wheel
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There is a collar on both sides with a 2mm hex screw. After removing the screws nothing seems to want to budge. There are no hex flats insides the axle either, just a round smooth bore.

How do I remove this axle, so I can ultimately remove the freehub to lube?

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(04-29-2011, 03:50 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  There is a collar on both sides with a 2mm hex screw. After removing the screws nothing seems to want to budge. There are no hex flats insides the axle either, just a round smooth bore.

How do I remove this axle, so I can ultimately remove the freehub to lube?

You can always contact the company.... http://vueltaxrpwheels.com/contact.asp
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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(04-29-2011, 03:50 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  There is a collar on both sides with a 2mm hex screw. After removing the screws nothing seems to want to budge. There are no hex flats insides the axle either, just a round smooth bore.

How do I remove this axle, so I can ultimately remove the freehub to lube?

Have the same hub (grinding, need to repair or lube). Did you ever figure this out? Smile
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(06-19-2011, 08:13 PM)mattbp Wrote:  
(04-29-2011, 03:50 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  There is a collar on both sides with a 2mm hex screw. After removing the screws nothing seems to want to budge. There are no hex flats insides the axle either, just a round smooth bore.

How do I remove this axle, so I can ultimately remove the freehub to lube?

Have the same hub (grinding, need to repair or lube). Did you ever figure this out? Smile

I got the axle out by loosening the set screws in the collars on both sides and driving the axle out with a wooden mallet to prevent damage. Make a note of the amount of axle showing on both sides of the collar before removing.To remove the cartridge-type bearings I tapped them out with a wooden dowel to prevent damage to them. I got this procedure directly from Vuelta. To reinstall bearings tap them in using a socket the same size as the outer race of the bearing. They go in pretty easily especially if you lube with teflon. Hope this helps.
(06-20-2011, 06:05 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  
(06-19-2011, 08:13 PM)mattbp Wrote:  
(04-29-2011, 03:50 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  There is a collar on both sides with a 2mm hex screw. After removing the screws nothing seems to want to budge. There are no hex flats insides the axle either, just a round smooth bore.

How do I remove this axle, so I can ultimately remove the freehub to lube?

Have the same hub (grinding, need to repair or lube). Did you ever figure this out? Smile

I got the axle out by loosening the set screws in the collars on both sides and driving the axle out with a wooden mallet to prevent damage. Make a note of the amount of axle showing on both sides of the collar before removing.To remove the cartridge-type bearings I tapped them out with a wooden dowel to prevent damage to them. I got this procedure directly from Vuelta. To reinstall bearings tap them in using a socket the same size as the outer race of the bearing. They go in pretty easily especially if you lube with teflon. Hope this helps.

However, I never did get the freehub off. Used a 12mm allen but couldn't get the leverage to break it free.
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(06-20-2011, 06:05 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  
(06-19-2011, 08:13 PM)mattbp Wrote:  
(04-29-2011, 03:50 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  There is a collar on both sides with a 2mm hex screw. After removing the screws nothing seems to want to budge. There are no hex flats insides the axle either, just a round smooth bore.

How do I remove this axle, so I can ultimately remove the freehub to lube?

Have the same hub (grinding, need to repair or lube). Did you ever figure this out? Smile

I got the axle out by loosening the set screws in the collars on both sides and driving the axle out with a wooden mallet to prevent damage. Make a note of the amount of axle showing on both sides of the collar before removing.To remove the cartridge-type bearings I tapped them out with a wooden dowel to prevent damage to them. I got this procedure directly from Vuelta. To reinstall bearings tap them in using a socket the same size as the outer race of the bearing. They go in pretty easily especially if you lube with teflon. Hope this helps.
(06-20-2011, 06:05 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  
(06-19-2011, 08:13 PM)mattbp Wrote:  
(04-29-2011, 03:50 PM)moondog321 Wrote:  There is a collar on both sides with a 2mm hex screw. After removing the screws nothing seems to want to budge. There are no hex flats insides the axle either, just a round smooth bore.

How do I remove this axle, so I can ultimately remove the freehub to lube?

Have the same hub (grinding, need to repair or lube). Did you ever figure this out? Smile

I got the axle out by loosening the set screws in the collars on both sides and driving the axle out with a wooden mallet to prevent damage. Make a note of the amount of axle showing on both sides of the collar before removing.To remove the cartridge-type bearings I tapped them out with a wooden dowel to prevent damage to them. I got this procedure directly from Vuelta. To reinstall bearings tap them in using a socket the same size as the outer race of the bearing. They go in pretty easily especially if you lube with teflon. Hope this helps.

However, I never did get the freehub off. Used a 12mm allen but couldn't get the leverage to break it free.

Thanks for the info! Smile
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