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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Got a set of XTR M950 hubs the other day, Front is fine, the rear however was notchy when the axle was turned by hand.

Having stripped it down, i found the cones a little on the loose side and the bearing race & cone on the drive side quite pitted. The other side is marked but I think it will run on ok.

Now I'm thinking my options are:
1, find another rear hub (£££)
2, find a M950 rearhub and cone to replace the existing (i'm thinking this will be difficult)
or
3, find another freehub that is compatible with the hub shell and a cone that will fit the axle?

Anyone got any advise?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Someone suggested toothpaste to polish the races and new bearings would help, search in here for the right size...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:08 am 
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Strangely the bearings are fine, not a mark on them. I'm guessing they had been replaced very recently. Also the grease that was in there was more like grip shift johnny snot! I think the race has gone too far to just be polished out as it is pitted.


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