Since I broke the hanger and then the chain on my SkyHawk I was cleaning it up real good while waiting for parts to arrive. I noticed my cassette was kind of wobbly and the rear wheel sounding link it was dragging internally when I would spin the wheel ( with the chain off the free hub does not click so you can hear everything else). I decided to see if I could figure out the cassette and take it all apart. I couldn't get the cassette to come off the freehub and so I decided to take the axle out and when I did several bearing came out and I noticed there was not much grease inside. I took it all apart, cleaned it up and finally pulled hard enough on the cassette to get it off. The first cog was stuck I guess. I went ahead and pulled off the spoke protector as well. I then re-greased the races and bearings real good and put everything back together. I never could get the cassette from wobbling but hopefully it is not bad enough to worry about. It is worse on the top two cogs which I don't ride with much. After getting the rotor back on I don't have any drag on the pads like i did before. The rotor was not warped off the bike like i thought it would be. Everything is spinning much better. Glad I did it but wish the cogs didn't wobble. All in all, it is spinning completely quiet and smooth. I am going to do the front hub next. I like to use more grease than was in this hub.
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