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    Rebuild Stout hubs?

    Hey folks,

    I just learned that hubs have changed a bit from the old LX hubs on my old Cannondale.

    I have an '01 Enduro which came with hubs called Stout (or Stoudt, but maybe I just want a beer). I was replacing the rear cassette so I figured it was a good time to repack the hub.

    1. There are nuts on it that my cone-wrenches don't fit. 14mm seems too tight, but 15mm seems too loose. All the parts ARE metric, right?

    2. Putting it back together, the one ball-bearing race fits pretty deep inside the hub. This means I can't get my cone-wrench on the flats since it's inside the outer wall of the hub (or maybe the outer wall of the freewheel, I forget which now). So, I can't hold the bearing race with one wrench while tightening a nut against it like I'm used to with older hubs.
    - Do I need a special wrench that can get in there?
    - Or, do I need to remove the freewheel to repack the hub?
    - Or, is it self-tightening to remove play? (This is my guess, but is such a different concept than the hubs I've rebuilt 10 years ago I have trouble believing it.)

    Help! Spring's coming!

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    Haven't looked at my Stout hubs yet but my older Deore Hubs were like that too. Only on the Cassette side were the cone and locknut in-accessible. What you had to do was pull the axle out, tighten up the "cassette-side" (makeing sure it was located the proper distance from the end of the axle), then fine tune it from the other side where you could get a wrench onto both of them.

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    Well, I think I tried that and had the same problem, but I'll take another look at it to make sure.

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    I've had the same problem but, tightening that side first and after guessing a few times got it. However, where did you get replacement parts for the cassette body. Mine has a lot of play, it even sounds as if missing a shift when pedaling. The local dealer told me they ( Spce) did not supply parts to rebuild that hub, and that it is not shimano compatible, meaning I cannot replace it with an xt replacement. Also I tried to remove the body to see if I could overhaul it, bit the inner 12mm allen bolt is frozen, or needs more leverage than my allen wrench can provide. How did you loosen it? I have the sealed bearing type, but also have the loose ball bearing ( in perfect condition), which I assume you are talking about.
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    Relayden, I am speaking of the wheel hub only, not the cassette hub. I hope my new cassette will work, but didn't get beyond sliding it on then deciding to regrease my wheel hub.

    I don't have any rebuild parts... I only planned to check the condition of the grease and add grease assuming it needed some.

    I don't recall any 12 mm Allen-bolt. That would be a HUGE Allen-bolt! Most bolts around the bike seem to be sizes 4, 5, and 6.

    I'm out of town for work all week, so can't look at it again until Sunday.

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