So my super low budget hub developed some play today. After trying to adjust it for hours, I've come to the conclusion that one of the cartridge bearings is shot. And even if it is not, I knocked it out using the inner race in an effort to understand how my stupid hub works and in an effort to get the impossible right side nut off. Point is...I'm an idiot because I want to race on this wheel on Saturday. Someone in Denver has to have a nice ABEC5 bearing in this size. I just don't even know where to start.
Size is (using digital calipers):
-One side says 6000Z, other side says 6000LB
I have two theories about why such a new hub would develop play: Theory one is a crappy bearing. Theory two involves a faulty freehub. When the wheel spins you can see that the races inside the freehub must be uneven because it makes a small howl at one point in the revolution and it wobbles. I'd like to investigate the freehub further, but it is held on by a special nut into which the right side bearing is pressed. Has anyone seen a tool to remove something like this (two prongs at 180 degrees)? Do I have a chance of working on the freehub or it is a replace sort of item? Few pics below (click to enlarge).
Thanks for any help.
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