My bike started making a funny noise intermittently today when freewheeling. I finished my ride, got home cleaned the bike and realised that the cassette was a bit wobbly.
I undid the end cap holding it in place, pulled it off and saw various bits of bearing all over the place! The inner race of one of the sealed bearings was in two pieces; one stuck to the axle, the other piece was floating about along with the bearings a number of which were split in half!
I can't complain too much, the wheel set was relatively cheap; some NS Bikes hubs on Mavic EN321. I bought them in 2008 and theY have never needed any TLC....until today!
The outer race of he destroyed bearing seems pretty darn stuck in place....no amount of tw*ting it will budge it. Having looed at CRC it doesn't appear that you can get spares for this older hub either. Bummer.
I was planning on getting some new wheels anyhow, but not just yet. I am trying to decide whether to try and pick up a cheapish Hope hub to see me through or try and rustle up some cash for some discounted Easton wheels from CRC. Hmmmmm.
I also don't want to miss much riding whilst off over Christmas.
2015 Stanton Ti Switchback
2006 Specialized Demo 8
2013 Specialized Allez Sport
1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon
1994 Cannnondale Beast of the East (rebuild still in progress)