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    as above got myself a 2ND hand bike the other day noticed a bit of movement in rear wheel bearing/hub how easy are these to adjust? thanks for your help

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    yep - cones need tightening slightly. 2 min job mate

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    As above. I would replace the bearings too (probably 1/4" - they should only cost you a quid) and pop some grease in there. Grab yourself some 'cone-spanners' to to a proper job

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    how do you do it do you need to remove the wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyd View Post
    how do you do it do you need to remove the wheel?
    Yes you need to get the wheel off!!

    here's a vid on overhauling bearings http://bicycletutor.com/overhaul-wheel-bearings/

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    thanks very helpfull

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    buy new wheels... always a good excuse for new parts..

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    bike was free and im skint!! if i can fix them then allsgood!!

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    its basicly only for using on cycle paths with me and wife for days out doesnt need to be fancy

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    could also be the axle thats wor to so if you do the bearings change the axle if it looks worn.

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