FAQ: How To Remove Bicycle Drive Hub?

How do you remove a bicycle hub?

The axle is independent of the freehub.

  1. Remove set screw from side of drive side locknut.
  2. Hold non-drive side cone with cone wrench. Loosen and remove drive side locknut.
  3. Pull freehub to remove. Use care not to loose small parts. Note orientation of pawls as you remove freehub.

How often should I service my bike hub?

Frequent drivetrain cleanings will help improve performance and increase the lifespan of your components. Plan on getting the bike overhauled every 3-5000 miles or so. Grease breaks down and bearings systems need attention. Recommended maintenance for this bike: annual Deluxe Tune-up; overhaul every 3-5000 miles.

How do you remove an old style freewheel?

Freewheel Removal

  1. Mount bike in repair stand and remove rear wheel from bike.
  2. Remove quick-release skewer.
  3. Inspect freewheel center and select correct removal tool (see chart above).
  4. Engage tool into splines/notches.
  5. Reinstall quick-release skewer with skewer nut on outside of remover.
  6. Snug skewer nut against remover.

How do I change my bike hub?

Hub Adjustment – Cartridge Bearing Hubs

  1. Mount bike in repair stand.
  2. Remove rear wheel from bike. If adjusting front wheel, remove front wheel as well.
  3. Remove quick-release skewer and springs. Remove any rubber boot covering left side cones and locknuts.
  4. Insert skewer through cog side of hub.

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