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rear axle grease? #5128030
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Just wonder how often to pull the rear axle and re-grease in there?


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5128062
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I did it after my third season.....and had to change conuses and balls also....there was still grease inside...but in insufficient quantities!

I used NLGI 0 calcium/lithium grease....it is very tacky one!


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5128351
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Kameleon , were any special tools needed ? I have all the basic tools for working.


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5129123
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You need "special" cone spanners...wich are basically thinner version of an "french key" (at least we call it so)

YouTube is your friend here!



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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5129280
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Yea, I thought you may need those "cone spanners" . I don`t have them .


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5129578
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Originally Posted by Jimkobb
Just wonder how often to pull the rear axle and re-grease in there?


Depends on the brand and model of hub you have. Some are quite serviceable (Shimano or Shimano like) with loose ball bearings and cone races. Others use sealed cartridge bearings that aren't really that serviceable and generally are just replaced when they are no longer smooth.

I go through my Shimano hubs annually with Bel Ray water proof grease. Mostly preventative maintenance and they are always clean inside.


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5129706
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Use only synthetic grease.

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Originally Posted by JLawrence08648
Use only synthetic grease.
Use only highly water-resistant EP grease, whether it's synthetic or not. Others will wash out if you ever get caught in rain.


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5130082
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Some good videos out there, along with various threads on bicycle sites.

I picked up my cone wrenches years ago, I think they are cheapo Spin Doctor stuff from Performance bike. Nothing special. Don't use them for anything other than cones, they are thin and won't take to being used on any "real" bolts or nuts.

That reminds me, I should probably go through mine, it's been a few years. Oh and you might want to go on ebay or similar and buy a ball bearing kit. The usual advice is, if you drop a ball just toss it. Or just replace in the first place. And don't put in just one new ball with a bunch of old balls as the sizes won't match. I forgot how the grading works but I think it refers to how well matched the balls are to one another--so 25's are better than 100, that sort of thing. Me, I'm not competitive enough to notice so I run just a decent of bearings, nothing ceramic for me.


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5130296
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Originally Posted by Jimkobb
Yea, I thought you may need those "cone spanners" . I don`t have them .

Any bike store or "wallmart" should have them...they are not expensive!


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: CR94] #5130298
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Originally Posted by CR94
Originally Posted by JLawrence08648
Use only synthetic grease.
Use only highly water-resistant EP grease, whether it's synthetic or not. Others will wash out if you ever get caught in rain.

Exactly...usually that means calcium or calcium/lithium thickener...


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: Jimkobb] #5130379
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Well, I got both front and rear wheels axles all cleaned up with a carbureter cleaner from Harbor Freight and wiped clean with a towel. I used "Super Lube" also from Harbor Freight. 3 ounces for $7 . It is a multi-purpose synthetic grease and has a NLGI on the listing.On their website it has a 120 reviews with a 5 star rating. Also on my "Diamondback" bike I did not need the cone spanner wrenches. One thing I do recommend is tag the parts that come off the left side and right side separate so you don`t mix them up.


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Cheapo Walmart Supertech marine grade grease.

Even if you don't have Shimanos with loose bearings, hubs with cartridge bearings still have an axle to maintain also, but may not require lubrication.


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Re: rear axle grease? [Re: JLawrence08648] #5131028
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Originally Posted by JLawrence08648
Use only synthetic grease.

Automotive wheel bearing grease will be fine. No need for fancy stuff.


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I would either use bicycle specific grease or grease in a tube cartridge.

I have the Spin Doctor cone wrenches and they are cheap and work fine, also have a heavier set of Pedro's cone wrenches.

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