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    Spot rear hub grenaded...

    Any one have a clue on rebuilding the Spot rear hub? V-brake type, if that makes a difference Mine has started grinding a touch, and I cant figure it out. Similiar to most cartridge bearing hubs?

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    Same here

    I jus had to rebuild my girlfriend's SPOT hub too. It's a simple matter really. there's a bearing at each end of the axle. Just spin one end cap off and tap the axle out the other end. The drive side was the one that cooked on her, after like 200 miles, max. When I contacted SPOT they suggested that I take some emory cloth to the hub and remove the anodizing around the bearing on the drive side. Not more than that, just the anodizing. Apparently they were machined with a little too close tolerances and this should solve the problem with a new bearing.

    There are like 3 or four possible bearings, depending on which hub you have. they are all basically standard sealed bearings and any good bike shop or a decent bearing house should be able to sell you one for less than five bucks. they are marked with a series number on the seal, so when you open your hub, you will know what to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutarious
    I jus had to rebuild my girlfriend's SPOT hub too. It's a simple matter really. there's a bearing at each end of the axle. Just spin one end cap off and tap the axle out the other end. The drive side was the one that cooked on her, after like 200 miles, max. When I contacted SPOT they suggested that I take some emory cloth to the hub and remove the anodizing around the bearing on the drive side. Not more than that, just the anodizing. Apparently they were machined with a little too close tolerances and this should solve the problem with a new bearing.

    There are like 3 or four possible bearings, depending on which hub you have. they are all basically standard sealed bearings and any good bike shop or a decent bearing house should be able to sell you one for less than five bucks. they are marked with a series number on the seal, so when you open your hub, you will know what to buy.
    bearing house... $5
    Bike shop $20
    not the bike shops fault... their distributor probably gets them from the bearing house and marks them up.

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