How do you remove a cup from a hub?
For iron hubs, you can remove the cup with a press or mild steel drifting hammer. Be careful not to damage the hub bore. After removing the race, thoroughly clean the hub, removing all dirt and debris from the hub cavity. Inspect the race seat, or hub bore, for signs of damage or wear.
How do you service a free hub?
Clean area above cap as well.
- Blow dry with compressed air. Use normal precautions when using compressed air.
- Use a liquid lubricant in the back side and front. Spin freehub to work lube inside.
- Grease freehub mounting-bolt.
- Install freehub and any spacer onto hub body.
- Assemble and adjust hub as with hub overhaul.
How do I loosen my bike nut?
Open the wheel quick release by pulling its lever outward. If necessary, hold the lever while turning the quick-release adjusting nut counterclockwise so that the quick release will clear any tabs at the end of fork and you can remove the wheel. For wheels with axle nuts, loosen both nuts.
How tight should bike axle nuts be?
You want your rear axle very tight. 150 in/lb is about standard. If it is not tight it will allow the rear wheel to move around and it ties your rear triangle together. Basically the whole back of the bike will feel sloppy.
Bottom Bracket Removal Tool
- Crank extractor (Also referred to as crank puller) – This is necessary for most systems but some have a one-key release or self-extracting system.
- Bottom bracket removal tool.
- Allen key – ideally long length.
Almost anything can be taken apart without proper tools, including bottom brackets. it, but it can be done. The right tool for the job(any job) makes life much easier and will lower your frustration level by leaps and bounds. If it is a Square taper, isis or octalink then no.
How do you remove a hub bearing from a cone?
Remove cone by turning counter-clockwise. Place hand below right side, and lift wheel slowly. Be prepared to catch bearings that fall from hub. Hub overhaul
- (OPTIONAL) Mount in axle vise, if possible.
- Remove any rubber cover.
- Hold cone using cone wrench, and loosen locknut counter-clockwise.