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    Accessing wheel bearings

    I just want to check and regrease my wheel bearings. I've only had a look at the front wheel so far. I've gotten off one of the cones using 2 spanners - one either side of the wheel and looks as though I can access the bearing on one side of the wheel, but the other cone is still in place meaning I can't see the other bearing. Where do I go from here, does the bolt need to be drifted through or something?

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    axle might be shouldered. knock it out with a hammer and a bearing will pop out. hub looks like it has cartridge bearings

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    Have you checked the inside of the axle for hex flats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zowie View Post
    Have you checked the inside of the axle for hex flats?
    No there's nothing else other than the the bolt

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    Those are cartridge bearings. So they can't, and don't need to be greased.

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    Accessing wheel bearings

    Cartridge bearings most certainly can be serviced. Use a pick to remove the bearing cover. Clean the bearings with a degreaser. Repack with grease of choice and replace the cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleySerious View Post
    Cartridge bearings most certainly can be serviced. Use a pick to remove the bearing cover. Clean the bearings with a degreaser. Repack with grease of choice and replace the cover.
    Fair enough. I misspoke. It's doable, but not really a common practice for three reasons I can see: 1) It's not that hard to deform, and therefore reduce the effectiveness of the seal while prying it off. 2) By the time you think to service your cartridge bearings because they don't feel smooth anymore, a new coat of grease won't fix that problem. 3) Brand-new cartridge bearing are so widely available and inexpensive, that replacement is often a better way to go.

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