>I recently bought a Campy Record hi-flange hubset basket case. The dustcaps
> Whoever said to not bother removing
>>these caps during rebuilding was right on!
>That would be me. There's no benefit whatsoever to removing the
>caps. The only time I remove them is when replacing a pitted bearing
I find it much easier to clean the races _completely_ with the caps removed. Often, the caps have sharp edges on the inside, on which my rag, Q-Tip, etc., gets caught and frayed. It would be nice if they screwed in, like on pre- and immediate post-war Maxi hubs...
Jan Heine, Seattle
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