- Shimano hub bearings, and Halfords…..
I’ve just been helping to change and grease the bearings in a Shimano rear hub. This involved a trip to Halfords, the only place open at the time, we were sold caged bearings. I’ve never seen or heard of caged hub bearings before. Is it me or Halfords? They do seem to be working.Posted 6 years agoBezSubscriber
Cages do two things. They make it easy to fit and remove the balls, and they reduce the number if balls that will fit in the bearing.
So they’ll roll fine, but since hubs carry significant load, the lack of balls means a greater wear rate. When it’s convenient, take them out and fit a fresh batch of loose balls.Posted 6 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
I’d agree with changing back to loose bearings when possible, and check the size that you fit, they’re all 1/inch and what seems near enough probably won’t be. A decent LBS should be able to order up what you need or even have them in stock. Choose a good grease and pack it in well, then take your time in tightening the cones and locknuts, that has always been the bearing killer for me.Posted 6 years agorobbo1234bikingSubscriber
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