Re: [CR]removing hub grease/dust caps revisited

Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 20:05:28 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]removing hub grease/dust caps revisited
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Jay Sexton wrote:
> While re packing a set of hubs today, I thought I would try Richard
> Cielac's idea of using an expandable bottle stopper for removing the
> grease caps. Boy, it works great! After I removed the guts of the hub
> I inserted the stopper, closed the cam lever to expand the rubber
> stopper, and used the axle from the other side of the hub to push the
> stopper out. Easy as soup! er... piece of soup....dang, how does that
> go? Whatever, it worked great. Give it a try.
> Jay Sexton
> Sebastopol, Ca

I still think it is a not such a good idea to be removing the dust caps from Record hubs. I have wound up with a lot of hubs where the dust cap is hammered in too far and is no longer flush with the end of the hub. Best to just leave them alone and wash the grease out without removing them I say.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California