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Wheel Hub change

Postby plasmapuff » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:54 pm

Hey guys,

Quick question: How do I find out what type of hubs are suitable for my wheelset?

I've noticed a bit of a "grinding" noise on my hubs (still very minor at this stage), but given the CRC specials at the moment I thought I'd get a spare.

I've got a Shimano WH-540 wheelset at the moment, so would this be suitable?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=13654

Also what is- "Spoke Hole: 24/28/32/36H" referring to and how do I find out which one mine is?

Many thanks in advance!! :)

cheers

Julian
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by BNA » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:29 pm

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Postby tallywhacker » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:29 pm

before you spalsh out on a new hub try taking it apart, repacking the bearings and seeing if the cones need replacing. A lot cheaper than buying a new hub and getting the wheel rebuilt.
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Postby plasmapuff » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:59 pm

I think I've been told that these are sealed hubs? Thought you couldn't take them apart...? :?
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Re: Wheel Hub change

Postby Kid_Carbine » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:09 am

plasmapuff wrote:Hey guys,
Also what is- "Spoke Hole: 24/28/32/36H" referring to and how do I find out which one mine is?
Julian

Rims & hubs are drilled with holes to allow the spokes or nipples to fit through. These are commonly called 'spoke holes'
There are several standards for the number of spokes in a given wheel, & wheels have been built with 24, 28, 32, 36 & 40 spokes. The best way to figure out which one of these best describes any wheel is to count the number of spokes in a wheel, or in the case of components, the holes in a rim, or the holes on one side [flange] of a hub & double it.
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