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    New question here. Suggestions for hubs on a worn/wobbly stock wheel set. (nothing fancy)

    I have a 2003 GT timberline with "aluminum QR" hubs.
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...e#.UYFbuMopk1J


    I'm wondering what's a budget replacement for this type of hub? I've had them worked on by a LBS but they continue to wobble. I think the ball bearing cup is worn and allows for side-to-side wobble, despite tightening. Any tighter and the hub won't spin freely.

    Any suggestions for replacing this hub without breaking the bank? Or should I just buy new wheels? This is just my daily commuter in los angeles. But I like to beat it up occasionally, jumping off curbs and doing wheelies.
    '98 GT Backwoods

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    Why not get new inexpensive wheels like Alex rims laced to Formula hubs, plenty of that on eBay.

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    Your shop should be able to get you a wheel in whatever price you want to pay.

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    Nevermind, I fixed it. The nut that holds the bearings was loose. Luckily my pops has some thin wrenches that helped out. Thanks for the help.
    '98 GT Backwoods

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    Actually, I was wrong. I will be needing a hub overhaul. The cone's and the bearing cup's are worn, despite tightening the nuts properly.

    What hubs do you recommend for a mountain bike (v-brake) that gets beat up on rough roads. I looked at some shimano's such as the "acera's" but they have bad reviews as they need maintaining. Deores don't have much better reviews either.
    '98 GT Backwoods

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    How safe are mtb products from ebay? I found this set from hong kong.

    Avid Single Digit 7 SD7 SD 7 SD 7 Rim V Brake F R FR7 Fr 7 Fr 7 Brake Lever | eBay

    Where do you guys get your parts from?
    '98 GT Backwoods

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianm1188 View Post
    ...snip... Deores don't have much better reviews either.
    I have a set of wheels with Deore hubs they work well.

    All hubs (cup and cone) need maintenance. I give mine fresh grease once a year or after a very wet ride. It is a very simple maintenance task.
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