Hub starting to slip...

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by Kell, 24 Jan 2018.

  1. 12boy

    12boy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    I assume you have one of the little tools that allow you to keep the female part from moving? If the bolt won't come out because the whole thing is turning that will help. I use anti-seize compound when I insert bolts, seat posts, stems etc. to prevent problems later getting them apart.
     
  2. OP
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    Kell

    Kell Senior Member

    Yeah it's the grooves on the back that have rounded off. meaning the tool is useless and it's not deep enough to grab with mole grips.

    I normally use Copper Slip, but sometimes there's nothing you can do.
     
  3. 12boy

    12boy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    Have you gotten it fixed? I am curious as to the cause of the gears slipping turned out to be.
     
  4. OP
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    Kell

    Kell Senior Member

    Not yet.

    Not had time to get to a bike shop.

    But that reminds me. I think I'll order a new chain, sprockets and chainring (and some chainring bolts).
     
  5. 12boy

    12boy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    Did you ever get your slipping issue resolved?
     
  6. OP
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    Kell

    Kell Senior Member

    Still unsure.

    Changed the chainring, cogs, and (almost) chain yesterday.

    I say almost as it looks like they've released a new chain in which the links are slightly wider, but the supplied PowerLink was too narrow to fit. So I was almost finished and went to fit the chain and couldn't.

    I'll let you know when the new link arrives.
     
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    Kell

    Kell Senior Member

    Oh - and I had to hacksaw through the chain ring to get it off.
    Tried drilling the chainring bolt out but that didn't work.
     
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