New: Take part in the January 2020 BikeRide Giveaway for a HEDKAYSE | ONE bike helmet

Welcome guest! Register or sign in to participate in the cycling discussions.


Rear hub problems
#1
I just got a bike and there is quite a bit of play in the rear wheel and a clicking noise when I pedal backwards. I assume this means I need to overhaul the rear hub. My question is how detrimental is it to ride in this condition, and how do I know if my hub is fixable or I need to replace it? Thanks.
Paul
  Reply
#2
Well, it should be serviceable...

Thing is, if you put a lot of mileage on a poorly adjusted hub, the bearing, cones and cup might suffer...
  Reply
#3
Well, some hubs are not really serviceable, it depends on the bearing type used. Without my crystal ball I cannot really tell in your case though. (hint: a picture might help us with figuring out what is wrong)
  Reply
#4
(04-30-2012, 06:41 AM)Joe_W Wrote:  Well, some hubs are not really serviceable, it depends on the bearing type used. Without my crystal ball I cannot really tell in your case though. (hint: a picture might help us with figuring out what is wrong)

Its a 1998 (I believe) XTR hub which I think is serviceable. It seems to be in pretty bad shape, is there a point at which the hub becomes unserviceable? I'm new to bike repair. Is this a pretty hard task? There is a local charity shop that allows use of tools and has experts on hand to help with repairs. I would like to know how to maintain my own bike. Thanks.
  Reply
#5
If the bearing cups - which are part of the hub and not replaceable - become excessively worn, the hub needs to be replaced.

Is it hard, no, take a look at Alex's video on this site.
Nigel
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Shimano FH-1055 Rear hub assembly flor1n 0 10,094 10-10-2017, 11:08 AM
Last Post: flor1n
  Rear hub spins to a near stop, then reverses to a stop Gogogordy 2 3,802 07-23-2017, 07:30 PM
Last Post: Gogogordy
  Shimano Deore rear hub and Shimano CS-HG20-7 Sprocket Lighttower 4 7,819 12-04-2015, 12:39 AM
Last Post: Lighttower
  Shimano wh-6600 rear hub overhaul stdu007 3 12,072 01-26-2015, 06:21 PM
Last Post: eamil
  Rear Shifting Problems! cricket0140 5 4,225 10-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
  Help with rear hub pls. igoris.bo 6 6,323 06-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Rear wheel hub service problem British Eagle 3 6,831 11-24-2013, 12:58 PM
Last Post: British Eagle
  Grip shift and rear derailleur problems mtnbikr 2 6,887 09-30-2013, 09:36 PM
Last Post: mtnbikr
  Gipiemme Grecal Rear Hub wesf0711 1 2,873 07-08-2013, 02:55 AM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Strange Play in Rear Hub ssej 5 6,294 11-12-2012, 12:06 AM
Last Post: GeorgeET

Forum Jump: