How do you change a wheel on a free hub?

How do you change a wheel on a free hub?

  1. Step 1: Diagnose the Problem!
  2. Step 2: Remove the Cassette.
  3. Step 3: Remove the Axle.
  4. Step 4: Remove the Broken Freehub Body.
  5. Step 5: Find a Replacement Freehub Body.
  6. Step 6: Install New Freehub Body.
  7. Step 7: Replace the Axle.
  8. Step 8: Install Cassette.

Can you change hubs on wheels?

Simple answer: yes, but it’s not worth doing. Cost of hub, spokes, nipples and having wheel rebuilt will exceed the cost of a new wheel. Even if you re-use the spokes a new wheel will still be cheaper. Wheel building requires special equipment, expertise and time to do correctly.

How do I know if my free hub needs replacing?

Check the freehub for wear to see if it needs replacing or just cleaning and relubing. To do this, firmly grab the splined body and give it a wiggle. If it moves more than a couple of millimetres side to side, replace it.

Do you need new spokes when changing hubs?

If the new hub is dimensionally exactly the same as the old hub, then you can re-use spokes. This is very unlikely. OTOH, Some people never re-use spokes anyway. I have damaged rims and simply swapped rims – re-using everything else (including the alloy nipples) with no problems ever.

Can QR hub convert to thru axle?

If it’s a front hub and your fork uses a QR, you can buy a new thru-axle hub and an adapter that lets you use a thru-axle hub in a QR fork. About $15 for the adapter. This will give a fractionally better bit of firmness, but primarily, if you change your fork down the road, you can get one with thru-axle.

How do you remove a wheel hub assembly?

Then start disassembling the brakes by removing the caliper bolts and the bracket bolts. Next, remove the rotor. If the vehicle has anti-lock brakes, disconnect any wiring harness plugs. Loosen all the bolts that hold the wheel hub assembly onto the knuckle. Once that is done, you should be able to remove the wheel hub assembly as a unit.

When do I need to replace the hub on my bike?

If your bike feels wobbly, stiff, or unsteady, there may be a problem with the hub components. The hub is the metal tube going through the middle of the wheel that houses the moving parts. Installing a completely new hub requires rebuilding the wheel from scratch, which is usually more expensive than buying a new wheel.

How big of a torque wrench do I need to replace a wheel hub?

Most cars use a torque from 80 ft lbs to 100 ft lbs. SUVs and trucks usually use anywhere from 90 ft lbs to 120 ft lbs. Use a ½ inch torque wrench and torque the lug nuts to the proper specification. Step 9: Test drive the vehicle. Since you had the brakes apart, make sure you pump the brake pedal a few times so the pads can reseat to the rotor.

What should I use to clean my bike hubs?

You’ll now need to clean the bearings. Use a degreaser and some paper cloth, making sure you fully clean away all the old grease before proceeding. Take a close look at the bearings, the cups (which are pressed into the hub) and the cones. If there’s any sign of wear on them, they’ll need replacing.