I decided to buy a new freehub and replace it myself, as the one I had broke down (started spinning to both sides). However, I didn't realize the new freehub has sealed/cartridge bearings as opposed to the old one which had loose bearings... as I was doing this for the first time I didn't even notice.

What can I use instead of the old cone that used to secure the loose bearings?

On the other side I still have the loose bearings system. Will this work or can it cause any future troubles?


freehub with cone and lock nut

  • I would say you've bought the wrong part, sorry. Either take it back and swap, or its new-hub time, which may mean a new complete wheel is cheaper than a new hub + rebuild. Good luck!
    – Criggie
    Oct 3 '20 at 12:08

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