- Changing wheel bearings.
yes i know it’s for the rear but should show how easy it is!Posted 4 years agosteviousMember
I managed to do front & rear on mine. The front was so easy it’s not even funny. Can you hit things with a hammer? You can change those bearings.
The rear should have been easy but the bearings were completely seized to the axles so bigger hammers and some replacement parts were needed.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The tools are a little bit of a red herring. Pro 2s basically need 2 things- things to hit, and things to hit them with. The Hope tools just make things really straightforward but I use sockets, as I have loads of sockets, other folks use wooden drifts, old bearings, etc.
The only thing is, it’s got some possibility for screwing up- you can damage the hub if you get a bearing in squint enough (or hammer one out squint enough) and it’s also possible to damage hte new bearings as you fit them.Posted 4 years ago
I have slowly but surely been learning how to fix, mend and build up most things on my bike over time. I still have a long way to go but i have recently realised my front pro2 hubs have some play in them and its probably worth getting the bearings replaced.
So in the spirit of doing things myself i looked online. Then promptly decided the wheel was going to the shop.
So, is it actually worth buying the tools and investing my time for what is probably a quick job to a shop?Posted 4 years ago
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