Message from discussion Rear hub problem = catastrophe?
From: Alex Rodriguez <a...@columbia.edu>
Subject: Re: Rear hub problem = catastrophe?
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 14:57:57 -0400
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In article <aSgSc.238593$%_6.73666@attbi_s01>, thalesNOSPAM...@yahoo.com
>I've got a Bontrager Select rear wheel that seems to have a hub anomaly. The
>lbs has tried to fix it several times, replaced the axel and bearings but it
>still catches when tightened normally so it's running a little loose, with
>some lateral play.
>One guy at the shop told me he'd heard of bearing blowout, I guess where the
>hub has a catastrophic failure from overheating. Since I make canyon
>descents not infrequently (45+ MPH) it's a little disconcerting. He said I
>should watch it--but do I need to replace it? I was thinking that next time
>I descend I can see if it's getting hot at all, and if not assume it's OK to
>ride on the wheel until it's more worn out. Does that make sense or is it
Why are you messing with a faulty wheel? Either they get you a new wheel
that works properly or get your money back.