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3600km, much of that over the winter, rear hub is noisy, grinding, slightly wobbly, Mavic XP22 with Shimano hub.
Buddy at the LBS says better just get a new wheel rather than replacing bits, keep the old one for next winter.
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Have you inspected the bearings? Might just need some new balls / cones / grease and some tlc to keep going.
posted by joemmo [861 posts] 4th March 2012 - 22:42
well on a recent service the mechy did say the bearing cup was getting pretty worn, to be fair.
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posted by Strathlubnaig [115 posts] 4th March 2012 - 23:12
If it's Shimano hub, its a cup and cone jobbie and once the race is worn its a new hub. You could replace the hub and lace it up onto the existing rims and get your LBS to true it up, but in truth it might be just as much to get a replacement wheel.
Having said that, is it possible just to replace the freehub bearing? That sounds like it could be at least part of your problem.
posted by arrieredupeleton [563 posts] 5th March 2012 - 9:26
I think a bit of further closer investigation is needed before dropping the £
posted by Strathlubnaig [115 posts] 5th March 2012 - 9:28
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