[Yak] Alternative to Capreo hub?
pfeiffer at tiros.net
Thu Apr 3 07:22:11 CDT 2008
Stephen Turk wrote:
> I suspect this is a maintenance issue rather than a Shimano durability
> issue. Deore hubs should last for more miles than most of us will ever
> ride, but only if properly lubed and properly adjusted. If your rear hub is
> not turning smooth as butter, overhaul it - replace the cones if necessary,
> and maybe the balls - it's a lot less effort and a lot less expensive than
> replacing a hub and, done properly, will last a long time (unless you ride
> through water). It's important to learn to adjust the hubs; I find most
> hubs are too tight from the factory.
The hub was presumably adjusted correctly before it left the BF factory,
2500 miles ago. I guess my next question is: will a standard LBS have
the necessary cones, races (if necessary), and bearings -- or do they
need to special order "Capreo" parts?
Thanks in advance (as well as after the fact) for your tips and suggestions!
Kevin Pfeiffer <pfeiffer at tiros.net>
Kadiner Loft B&B in Berlin http://www.tiros.net/bed-in-berlin/
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