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    Monocog Flight Hub

    I have a 2007 Monocog Flight that I picked up used last year. I don't think it was used much prior to purchasing it... but I've put around 600 miles since last September... all of which on singletrack. I have noticed that in the last couple of weeks, my rear wheel isn't spinning as freely, and has gotten a louder. I am pretty sure it just needs a new set of bearings. Am I on the right track?

    I know some of you will say I need to get a better hub, but I don't feel like spending a lot of money... I'm just looking to get my current one back to working order.

    What bearings should I get. From what I see, the monocog has sealed bearing hubs. Would something like this be what I am looking for?
    http://www.amazon.com/REDLINE-2005-S.../dp/B000C12E2E

    Is this something that should be fairly easy considering I've never taken a hub apart?

    Any help is greatly appreciated...

    Thanks
    Jeff

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    i'm having the same issue with a RL hub on a monocog I just picked up, also have an unused rear hub that seems stiff as well. Are the RL hubs just junk or what?

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    From the Park Tools web site
    HUB-CARTRIDGE BEARING TYPE

    These types of hubs use an industrial type-bearing unit. The inner and outer rotating races and ball bearings are installed as a unit. These hubs are not serviceable in the sense they are overhauled and adjusted. When the cartridge bearings are worn, rough, or have play, the cartridge should be replaced. The bearing unit is then removed and a new one pressed in. This requires special tools and is best left to professional mechanics.
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    Usually bearings have a number stamped on them. In the past I have just gone to a "bearing" shop with the number.
    Last edited by mitzikatzi; 08-17-2010 at 06:59 PM.

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    Thanks for the info. I was able to take it apart on Tuesday. For anyone that is interested, my 07 Flight took two 6000 sealed cartridge bearings. Spins nice and smooth now

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    my 04 doesn't have the cartridge style bearings, so I had to get in there and get my hands dirty. But the bike rolls like a rocket now that the hubs have been rebuilt

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    Just bought a used monocog but I don't know what year it is. I am thinking it's an 06 or older. My rear hub is also sticking. I don't have the correct size cone wrenches to take it apart yet. Is there an easy way to tell if it's a cartridge bearing hub or a loose bearing hub?
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