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    King rear hub...

    I couldn't seem to keep the hub fully tight. Almost, but not quite. I pulled the hub apart hoping to find the issue. The drive side bearing fell out. Not pulled, but fell out.
    This is a stretched out hub shell?
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    Possible. I've seen it once. If that's the case, you can send your wheel back to CK and they'll custom fit a bearing to your hubshell.
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    What causes this and is the hub shell compromised?

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    CK says that if a wheel is laced super tight, it can stretch the hubshell enough so the bearing(s) aren't pressed tight anymore. Hubshell not compromised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BShow View Post
    What causes this and is the hub shell compromised?
    Either poor assembly technique, or poor manufacturing tolerances for either the hub shell or the bearing.

    Yes, the hub shell is compromised, as it is most likely going to eat bearings for breakfast, now being quite a bit out of round.

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    The one hub that I've witnessed do that was approximately 4 years ago. We sent it back to CK for a custom bearing and have had zero issues since. I definitely agree that this shouldn't happen, but I wouldn't worry too much about it initially. I'd see what King has to say first.
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    More than likely the shell is stretched out?

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    I just checked up on it. CK has a 5 year warranty, so simply send it their way.

    Personally I wouldn't tolerate a "custom fit" bearing, as that was not what you initially bought, and will haunt you once you need to replace the bearing next time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottay5150 View Post
    It's 10 year old one. No warranty, my biggest issue is down time...

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    In that case I'd clean things well, glue the bearing back in with epoxy, and call it a day.


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    It's 10 year old one. No warranty, my biggest issue is down time...

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    They'll still do it for you, probably not for free, though. RE future issues, I've worked on a lot of CK hubs and have only ever had to actually replace a bearing once. I'd get it fixed and ride the hell out of it for another 10 years. I've got a loaner wheel if you want to drive this far to get it

    edit - Since CK makes their own bearings, technically all CK bearings are custom bearings and very much not any "standard size." You'd have to go to them for a replacement anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    They'll still do it for you, probably not for free, though. RE future issues, I've worked on a lot of CK hubs and have only ever had to actually replace a bearing once. I'd get it fixed and ride the hell out of it for another 10 years. I've got a loaner wheel if you want to drive this far to get it
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    Actually Dave, the bearing assembly and ring drive spring fell out. Is this a different outcome?

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    Looks like it's going back to King

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