Help fixing play in rear hub

by neildmoss   January 13, 2014  

Hi Forum - hoping a mechanic can point me the right way here.

My rear wheel - an Easton Vista SL from 2010 - has developed a noticeable amount of play in the hub - about 1mm at the wheel rim.

On examination, it looks like a sealed system - I can't see any form of cup-and-cone adjustment I can make.

* Is there anything I can do about it, other than replacement?

* Is it safe to keep on using?

Thanks in advance...

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They should be sealed cartridge bearings. If you can find that, they will have a code on them somewhere, then just search the code and find replacements.

Give me a shout if you need further advice Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8194 posts]
13th January 2014 - 12:23

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Thanks Gkam - I think if you know of any good videos or exploded part diagrams for servicing such a hub, that would be a real help. Google is giving me a lot of results but nothing of actual relevance.

I guess my fear is that I undo something on the hub and there's an explosion of springs, leaving me with a wrecked wheel.

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posted by neildmoss [161 posts]
13th January 2014 - 13:29

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This is a video about servicing them in the wheel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Px3n_DzGeE

Personally, I would just get some new cartridges and replace them, but its all about what you are confident doing.

This is how to replace them, the only difference with yours, they will still be part of the wheel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YfBoroIc_A

Have you got a decent local shop who could do it for you, while showing you what to do at the same time?

I would say take them to me and I'll do it cheap, but I'm a bit far away, plus my workshop isn't open till 3rd Feb Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8194 posts]
13th January 2014 - 20:30

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Marvellous - thank you.

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posted by neildmoss [161 posts]
14th January 2014 - 14:24

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