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unsealed fixed hub

GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
edited December 1969 in Road general
How can you protect an unsealed fixed hub from the weather/elements etc?

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  • Tom753Tom753 Posts: 737
    Make sure the hub is well greased so water can't get in. To make it easier to regrease, take out axle and drill a small hole in the hub barrel, reassemble and use a greasegun to pump fresh grease into the hub. Also, some hubs have a hole in the dustcap so you can use that as well.

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  • Tom753Tom753 Posts: 737
    And use a waterproof marine grease. And don't buy the tiny 100ml overpriced stuff in bike shops.

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  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    Cheers Tom!

    Where do you get the waterproof marine grease?
  • Tom753Tom753 Posts: 737
    Chandlers or engineering supplies, other places as well but I'm not sure, does anybody else know.

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  • Also known as "boat trailer bearing grease" - good for all bicycle bearings, it's kept many of mine happy for years - even a lowly Suzue Eco [:)]

    Here's one: http://www.eabs.co.uk/catalog/product_i ... 3a7faef43b

    And another (at bottom right): http://www.westerntowing.co.uk/acatalog ... _hubs.html
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