Giant revel 3 should I service rear hub????

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ellis2012
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Giant revel 3 should I service rear hub????

Postby ellis2012 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 21:00 pm

My rear wheel has had some side to side movement afew times and I just tighten the cones which cure it.
Just thought this time is it worth while stripping the axle, clean and grease the bearings?
I have ordered a cassette tool and whip.
Just worry because I never done this before but sounds like a simple job from all the advice I have read so far.
I have a giant revel 3 2012 that gets riden at trail centres once a week.
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Re: Giant revel 3 should I service rear hub????

Postby Chunkers1980 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 21:03 pm

Yes, would be a good idea. Make sure you lock the cones as tight as you can to stop it working loose again.

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Re: Giant revel 3 should I service rear hub????

Postby ellis2012 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 23:28 pm

Thanks for reply.
I prob will then. Only thing is that when I adjusted cones before they had to be just right so wheel would go arou d and there was minimal wobble. Is this about right?
U mentioned lock as tights you can?
Sorry if a silly question!

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Re: Giant revel 3 should I service rear hub????

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 23:36 pm

The cones need to be just loose enough to let the wheel turn smoothly, the lock nuts need to be really tight. To stop the cones loosening.
Are you using cone spanners?
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Re: Giant revel 3 should I service rear hub????

Postby Uli » Tue Feb 05, 2013 09:00 am

There are good guides online how to service C&C hubs (park tools, Bikeradar, pinkbike etc). You must get the tension in bearings right especially if you have QR wheels.

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Re: Giant revel 3 should I service rear hub????

Postby ellis2012 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:17 am

I remember now from last time I did it. And they were as tight as I could them.
Just ground down some old spanners at work to fit the cone :) tight bastard I am.
Thanks for all your info. Will give it a go!


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