Questions tagged [cones]

For questions about cup-and-cone type hub bearings (as opposed to cartridge bearings). Cones form the part of the bearing that is fixed to the axle, while the balls support the hub (the cup part) so it can rotate. Cup-and-cone bearings are simpler, but can be trickier to tune to optimal performance. Because of the narrow size and tight clearances special wrenches, called "cone wrenches" are used to adjust the cones.

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Dent in bearing cone, try to get a new one, or can I keep riding like this?

So I opened my rearhub, because there was a lot of dirt in there after 4000 kilometers usage and I found that there is a little dent in the bearing cone. When I slide a bearing ball over that "dent" I ...
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Pitted Cups - Can I get away with this level of pitting?

I have two bottom bracket cups that I'd prefer to reuse (finding Avocet Bottom Bracket cups even on Ebay is hard!). I have purchased a replacement Avocet spindle of the correct size. I'm wondering if ...