- How to remove axle from Superstar switch free hub.
I’m hoping to convert a rear superstar switch hub from 142×12 to 10mm qr. I can get the brake side end cap off with no bother but the axle stays fixed inside the free hub. I did get the instruction sheet emailed from superstar but that just seems to suggest the axle will pop out, it doesn’t! With the free hub/axle coming out of the hub as one do I just need to whack the axle towards the drive side, assuming its a press fit?
Thanks in advance. 🙂Posted 5 years agosimon1975Subscriber
Diagram here might help:Posted 5 years ago
You’ll have to remove at least one of the bearings to get the axle out.
Not one mine: it didnt “just fall out” like it does in my link above, but a moderate tap / blow with a mallet had it clean out with no bearing attached. I wonder if the bearings bind onto the axle with age / use?Posted 5 years agochvckMember
I wonder if the bearings bind onto the axle with age / use?
I suspect so, the bearings didn’t come out with my axle but errr, I fairly mangled the end when I got fed up and resorted to smacking it. Doubt the cap is likely to come off again, it took some force to get it back on!Posted 5 years ago
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