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


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

From: BobHoveyGa@aol.com
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 10:49:12 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]removing hub grease/dust caps revisited
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 6/30/04 7:11:54 AM, Dale writes:


> 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.
>
>

At a pet store you can get a set of very cheap brushes for cleaning the tubes in aquarium filters. The middle sized one, about 1 1/4" in diameter and 6" long with very soft bristles, is great for cleaning those races without removing the caps. In fact, when you shove that thing in there and spin it around it'll clean both sides as well as the axle area all in one shot.

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA