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Picture of Cleaning a front bike Hub
So today let's disassemble and clean a front wheel hub (i took it out so i could clean the front wheel rim, If anyone wants i can post how to disassemble clean and reassemble the wheel drop me a line)
 
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Step 1: Materials

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So you would need
1x front wheel hub 
2x adjustable wrenches
1x Tray
1x rag
1 screwdriver (or something like that)
Grease

Step 2: Opening the hub

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so fix the hub on one of the wrenches (or table vice) and unscrew the other side the nut get it and the washer out  and unscrew the other nut thingie and slowly remove the axle on top of your tray

Step 3: Remove guard things

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with a screwdriver or something carefully take out those metal cage like things 

Step 4: Cleaning

Clean everything either use a rag cotton or whatever does the trick but make that thing shine (i use a rag on most places and put the bearings inside the rag and rub everything together till they are clean

Step 5: Lube

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Add lube on the place where the balls will go and calmly ''glue'' balls in place

Step 6: And close

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add the guards back and reinsert the axle slowly and on the add the nut washer nut in it's correct order again be carefulll not to overtighten (the axle must move properly ;) )

Step 7: Finished

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And there you go one cleaned and relubed front hub

Not hard at all 

(if there's anything you don't understand and/or need better explanations please tell me and i will try to do it )
Hope you like it 
 
ilpug1 year ago
to keep the hub shaft looking shiny, all the kids I know tie a length of shoelace around the hub, with about an inch of slack and no loose ends. When the hub rotates, the lace polishes it while it moves around.
ilpug1 year ago
to keep the hub shaft looking shiny, all the kids I know tie a length of shoelace around the hub, with about an inch of slack and no loose ends. When the hub rotates, the lace polishes it while it moves around.