- Member9 December 2008 at 7:25 pm
Hi im new to this site and wondered if a clever person could tell me if it is possible to buy the inner races/cups (the parts the bearings run in). My spindle snapped on my mountain bike and the bearings and inner races were shot so i punched the inner races out and took the lot to my local halfords. When i showed the chap the assembley he told me the inner races were not available because you can’t remove them from the wheel, i did explain that they were in my hand but he just repeated the same statement so i’m in your hands any ideas ❓
- Member9 December 2008 at 7:30 pm
for a start not to go to halfrauds 😉 😆
they realy dont no what there going on about at times.
i’d take it down to a local bike shop for a second opinion, but im sure someone on here will be able to help you 😉
- Member10 December 2008 at 9:31 am
What’s the hub make?
- Member10 December 2008 at 5:45 pm
Hi tom, the make of hub is joytech if that means anything to you. cheers.
- Member10 December 2008 at 6:02 pm
A quick google makes them look like cup and cone bearings like Shimano.
The other option is a sealed bearing unit which you knock the whole bearing race out then knock a new one in.
If it’s cup and cone (this is for shimano so I assume it’ll be the same) you have a bearing race built into the hub which if that get’s damaged you can’t repair it. You can continue to run the wheel but it won’t be smooth. The axle has the other bearing race threaded onto it and you can replace that if parts are available. That might be difficult with a Joytech. Shimano ones are relatively easy to come by.
Pop into a reputable bike shop and see what they say.
It might be worth getting a new hub getting built into the wheel or just buying a new wheel to replace it in the end though.
- Member10 December 2008 at 6:13 pm
Cheers for the reply tom, i will try the local bike shop if not, i will go down the sealed bearing route. Many thanks!
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