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    replacing bearings on a phil wood kiss-off hub

    I have no idea where to start. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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    Anybody?

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    Might be the job for a LBS. I looked on Phil Woods site and there are no tech docs that I found that show how to take apart there hubs.
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    Agree with Vtolds...

    from Phil's site
    Bearing Answers

    Can I repack the bearings in my Phil Wood hubs or bottom bracket?
    We do not recommend this. There is only one way to properly service cartridge bearings: replacement. Removing the seals from our bearings can do more harm than good. If you bearings are rough or dry, please contact your local bike shop or service@philwood.com.
    now replacing sealed bearing cartridges is pretty straightforward....you'll need a bearing removal tool (or a blind hole bearing puller)...and a bearing install kit.....it's what i use....but i maintain many bikes.....

    you can prolly fake it with washers, long threaded bolt and sockets....BUT if you get'em in there crooked....ugh.....no bueno....
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    Someone on another forum somehow found a guide on the phil wood website. don't know how i missed it. Anyways, I got the bearings out and now for when i put the new bearings in I'm wondering what kind of grease i should use, where to put the grease, and how much to use. Anybody have any guidance? Thanks!

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    One would think you would use Phil Wood Grease but its not required. I almost believe that you dont put grease on sealed bearings any ways, at least you dont for headsets.
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    Lightly grease the exterior surface of the bearing when you install it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    Someone on another forum somehow found a guide on the phil wood website. don't know how i missed it. Anyways, I got the bearings out and now for when i put the new bearings in I'm wondering what kind of grease i should use, where to put the grease, and how much to use. Anybody have any guidance? Thanks!
    those instructions were pretty cool!
    http://www.philwood.com/wp-content/s...structions.pdf

    straightforward and easy....unlike most other bearing replacement.....blah
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    Yeah, most bearings are not sealed cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    Yeah, most bearings are not sealed cartridge.
    wut?....all my wheels have sealed bearings (except my '66 Legnano)

    i am under the impression that most newer wheels have sealed cartridge bearings...

    it's just a booger to get them out (they're pressed in)....but PHIL's design is pretty nifty
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    My Shimano Deore Hubs have ball bearings according to the Shimano Tech docs, so dont there new Deore 29er specific hubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    My Shimano Deore Hubs have ball bearings according to the Shimano Tech docs, so dont there new Deore 29er specific hubs.
    damn...you're right....dammit all to heck....

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    Most other hubs do come with sealed bearings, cup and cone bearings are one of the attractions to Shimano hubs for alot of people , easy to service ,durable ,and inexpensive.

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