Re: [CR]Removing Campagnolo hub dust covers

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Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 14:37:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Removing Campagnolo hub dust covers
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Well, that makes me feel better. I thought maybe I was the only one who never removed dust covers when overhauling a hub. I guess maybe the first few times I overhauled hubs 30+ years ago I didn't know the dust covers were even supposed to come off, and by the time I figured out they were theoretically removable, I'd already convinced myself it was unnecessary.


Jerry Moos wrote: I think we have covered that already some time ago but...

My advice, as a guy in the biz for 30+ years, NEVER REMOVE dust covers! The hub can be cleaned out just fine without doing taking them out and why take the risk of screwing them up? I know of no tool that does this job perfectly... Just use your soft rag and solvents and wiggle it around in there.. No troub.

Dale Brown cycles de ORO, Inc. 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, NC 27408 USA 336-274-5959

-----Original Message----- From: brendan casey To: Sent: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 16:55:21 -0400 Subject: [CR]Campagnolo Dust Covers

I"ve overhauled many a hub in the past few years, but the part that always sticks in my craw is that i have no tool to remove the covers or to put them back in place. i have taken to popping them out with the axle wrapped in a rag so as not to damage them, but it never goes back in that well. any help? anyone have a tool the can part with?

brendan casey brooklyn ny usa humid and spotty rain, no riding to speak of in the past 3 days.