Just spent a couple of very frustrating evenings servicing my SLX rear hub (M665)& now I'm done I can't decide whether I've just been the victim of poor product design or if I'm just a bit crap at bike maintenance!? Maybe you can point me in the right direction?
Everything started so well. I removed the cassette, loosened the cone locking nut, unscrewed the cone, slid out the axle & removed the centre mounted disc rotor. I took out the bearing covers & bearings, cleaned everything & regreased the bearings, no problem.
However when I reinstalled the axle & put the disc brake back on I couldn't get proper access to the cones & locking nut on either side of the hub!
On the non-drive side I could only get to the cone locking nut, not the cone & on the drive side I could only just hold the cone with the spanner to the point where the locking nut trapped my inner cone spanner against the freewheel when I tightened it up! I couldn't remove the freewheel either, so in the end I had to leave nip up the cones by hand, which I'm not very happy about!
Am I missing a trick here or is it just a bad design?
If I'm being a muppet, just say so, but please give me some pointers to avoid this in future.
Alternatively if you want to vent your spleen at Shimano let rip. I'll probably buy Hope if I've got the cash next time anyway