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


Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

From: "Pete Geurds" <raleighpro@dejazzd.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <50.2df65ac5.2e138e01@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]removing hub grease/dust caps revisited
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 07:10:10 -0400


From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
> That is a neat trick to remove them but I agree with Chuck here..... It's
> easier to get em out than back in neatly. And each time (the first time often)
> you remove the dust cap, it starts to wallow out the interface, making the dust
> cap more likely to loosen or need to be pushed farther in to re-set.
> Better leave them in place and just use a soft rag and solvents to clean up
> under the edges.

It's scary how much dirt can be found in a used set of hubs though. I like to take the dustcaps off the first time I clean them, and leave them in place for subsequent cleanings. I go on the assumption they'll never be that dirty again. To set the dust caps flush you need a suitable soft round object that will contact edge of dust cap and is large enough to also contact hub so that once hub is flush it won't drive cap in any further. I beleive I used a piece of brass round stock Hard to believe they missed making a special cap installation tool. my 02 cents.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, Pa