Repairing A Loose Bike Wheel – Hub Overhaul

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I bought a Giant mountain bike at a thrift store and found the front wheel had a ton of play in the hub. It would wiggle a lot. i am guessing it would have been a bit scary to ride. If there had been just a little play, I probably would have just adjusted the cones. but with as much play as it had, I wanted to check the bearings, cones and races for damage. Since I was going to be taking it apart anyway, I overhauled the hub. I disassembled it. Cleaned all of the parts. I replaced the bearings. The cones were damaged, so I replaced those as well. Lubed everything up. Assembled it. And then adjusted it.

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