Today I went for a ride on my bike, but imagine my surprise (When something broke):
All of a sudden on a straight ascent off road track there was alot of friction and my bike, it wasn't brake rub or a flat, so my bike came quickly to total stop, much to my surprise.
After looking more closely at my bike I realised the rear wheel, and more specifically the rear hub would not turn, no matter how how hard I tried to turn it.
So I said to my mates my bike is bust (And they should carry on enjoy themselves).
So I looked a bit daft with my fingers wedged in my bikes rear triangle to lift the rear off the ground whilst walking all the home.
So when I eventually got home, I said to my lass my bike needed some TLC
Anyway I get out my cone spanners and pull out the spindle, then take off the cassette, then I took a good look at the bearings.
All looked ok, so I looked a bit closer, then I realised that a part in FREEHUB, had sheared off, the 10mm bolt that holds the FREEHUB in place, the outer edge bearing surface was missing a big chunk.
So I take off the FREEHUB with a 10mm allen key
On taking off the FREEHUB here is what I find, smooth surfaces and bearings, and FREEHUB, but the FREEHUB BOLT looks all chipped
So I file the FREEHUB BOLT until it's nice and smooth, then put it all back together with lots of grease.
Then I said to myself, why don't I go for a ride, so I did.
After lots of jumps and hard riding the wheel is still silky smooth (Good heavens, I've saved myself
£20, as didn't need a new 3Hub).
After all that unexpected comotion I wonder if any Shimano (Or other) hubs/freehubs HAVE CARTRIDGE BEARINGS?
Giant Trance x1 ~ 2008