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Axle query / Specialized hub query
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So over the weekend I took my rear wheel apart to clean it out. The cones are pretty badly worn and need replacing, as do the bearings. The bike shop where I bought the bike say bring it in so that they can have a look before ordering the bits, they also reckon they should have them in stock. But as I can't do this till at least Friday and was hoping to rebuild the wheel on Friday I'm hoping someone on here can help.

Bike is a Specialized Rockhopper SL Expert (2010) and the only information about the hubs I could find was "forged alloy disc hub" leading me to believe that the hubs are fairly generic standard sized hubs (assuming there is such a thing). Now my query is, what should I be ordering? Is this an easy bit of kit to "upgrade" as I don't want to have to replace parts again in 6 months time.

I also couldn't provide any measurements at the moment being at work until late tonight.

Any and all advice welcome.
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#2
[quote author=]So over the weekend I took my rear wheel apart to clean it out. The cones are pretty badly worn and need replacing, as do the bearings. The bike shop where I bought the bike say bring it in so that they can have a look before ordering the bits, they also reckon they should have them in stock. But as I can't do this till at least Friday and was hoping to rebuild the wheel on Friday I'm hoping someone on here can help.

Bike is a Specialized Rockhopper SL Expert (2010) and the only information about the hubs I could find was "forged alloy disc hub" leading me to believe that the hubs are fairly generic standard sized hubs (assuming there is such a thing). Now my query is, what should I be ordering? Is this an easy bit of kit to "upgrade" as I don't want to have to replace parts again in 6 months time.

I also couldn't provide any measurements at the moment being at work until late tonight.

Any and all advice welcome.[/quote]

Potentially if the cones are worn badly enough to need replacing so will the hubs themselves. You may be lucky but its would be a stroke of luck if the outside of the bearings are worn & pitied & the insides aren't. If both hubs need replacing you may be better off investing in a new wheels set....something with sealed bearings.  
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#3
"Laggingbehind" Wrote:Potentially if the cones are worn badly enough to need replacing so will the hubs themselves. You may be lucky but its would be a stroke of luck if the outside of the bearings are worn & pitied & the insides aren't. If both hubs need replacing you may be better off investing in a new wheels set....something with sealed bearings.  

Yeah, well aware of this. From just looking at them over the weekend the hubs looked ok. I say this lightly though as I didn't really have time to do a thorough check. Hope hub? Wink
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#4
you forgot to mention the fun we had trying to remove the cassette  :Smile
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#5
"Wideload" Wrote:you forgot to mention the fun we had trying to remove the cassette  :Smile

hehehe, that's the tightest 40 Nm of torque I've ever seen! x10 maybe. I thought the chain whip would break before that thing came loose!
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#6
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hehehe, that's the tightest 40 Nm of torque I've ever seen! x10 maybe. I thought the chain whip would break before that thing came loose![/quote]

either that or my fingers  :o
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#7
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Yeah, well aware of this. From just looking at them over the weekend the hubs looked ok. I say this lightly though as I didn't really have time to do a thorough check. Hope hub? Wink[/quote]

I would, but also by the time you've spent £175 on 2 hubs then someone to take apart & rebuild them add on the cost of spokes it may be worth considering getting a whole new Hope wheelset... I'm listening  Wink
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#8
A new five will come with a set of nice shiny hope wheels.
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#9
[quote="]A new five will come with a set of nice shiny hope wheels.[/quote"]

This is true! However I still want the HT to be ridable Wink
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#10
You wouldnt need it, and I bet it wouldnt get used again anyway.
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