I've recently changed the bearings on my hope xc for the 4rd time (well mainly a mate of mine while i watch
I've noticed that there's sideways movement on the cassette (as in there's play if i move it forwards and backwards) also if i try and backpedal it doesn't move backwards freely and the chain kind of gets stuck and doesn't move the cassette.. IS this because:
* We've messed up with the bearings somehow and they're in too tight?
* freehub body is worn ( the ridges) hence movement
*pawls aren't greased correctly
Actually we did notice that the quick release skewer is very hard to get in. Orignially thought the skewer was bent but tried my mates brand new xtr one and it was very very tight. We're thinking that maybe the axle is slightly bent which is causing my bearings to go so often (every 6/7 months i get play)
sorry, that's kind of 2 questions