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Prime rear wheel hub - bearings/axle

johngtijohngti Posts: 2,315
edited January 2019 in Workshop
Anyone replaced the bearings in a prime R010 rear hub? Need to replace mine. Got all the fixings off but couldn’t budge the axle - got to the point where all that was left was the bearings with the axle going through them. Tried persuading it out with a rubber mallet but it wasn’t moving. I clearly can’t get the bearings out until the axle is out of the way. Any ideas what I could be missing?

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  • skeetamskeetam Posts: 175
    johngti wrote:
    Anyone replaced the bearings in a prime R010 rear hub? Need to replace mine. Got all the fixings off but couldn’t budge the axle - got to the point where all that was left was the bearings with the axle going through them. Tried persuading it out with a rubber mallet but it wasn’t moving. I clearly can’t get the bearings out until the axle is out of the way. Any ideas what I could be missing?

    I did the front hub and will probably do the rear in a few months https://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40004&t=13101848
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 2,315
    That’s excellent. Looks like it needs to be tapped out from the drive side then? Assuming the rear has the flange on the same side as the front
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Knock the axle out with a rubber hammer from the drive side to the non drive side.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    the ops question was what am i missing.

    The answer is a bigger hammer :)
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 2,315
    the ops question was what am i missing.

    The answer is a bigger hammer :)

    I think that could be true! I’ll give it a bit more welly later on
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 2,315
    So basically, I needed to give it a good old whack and out it all came. Thanks all, appreciate the help.
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