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    KK disk Hub broken on 2005 kona stuff

    went out for a ride tonight and the hub gave up on me... as the title says its a 2005 kona stuff.. the axel broke and im looking for a replacement.. now how hard is it to find one online or would a LBS carry it.. or the other option of just not wasting my time and buy a new complete hub?

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    The LBS who sold it to you should carry it.

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    The shop should have plenty of the axles that you need. If not, they can order one. It's about 15 bucks. It's nothing special since it's loose ball bearing. You can just use all the cones/races and locknuts from your current setup. If you're running QR, I suggest going to a solid bolt-on.

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    ive called and they said you have to buy a new hub.. are they screwing me over

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    Definitely yeah. You only need a new axle. Get a bolt on one, it'll make your drop-off feel slightly stiffer. And it will probably last some more time too.

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    If you damaged the flange or pitted the internal races, then you'll need a new hub. Otherwise you're just getting shafted.

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    I think he's getting shafted. Those are some pretty tough hubs for having owned one.

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    They're not very tough hubs. OEM mass produced hubs. Loose ball bearing. Nothing spectacular.

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    If it's a KK Disc like the one on my Stinky, it's loose ball on one side and cartridge bearing on the other. I've tried getting the axle out before when overhauling it but it's locked in somehow to the cartridge bearing. Got any tips out how to get it out completely (other than get a bigger hammer) so I can think about replacing the bearing.

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