Odd Number Of BBs in Rear Hub?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by fido, 16 Jul 2012.

  1. fido

    fido Über Member

    Location:
    Reading, Berks.
    I'm busy renovating (ruining beyond repair) an old wheel and have taken the ball-bearings out, only to discover I have an odd number. Are hubs ever built this way or has one been lost somewhere along the line?
     
  2. Andy_R

    Andy_R Hard of hearing..I said Herd of Herring..oh FFS..

    Location:
    County Durham
    According to the beard, you should have 9 on each side Sheldon says
     
  3. the snail

    the snail Veteran

    Location:
    Chippenham
    It's normal to have one less bb than would fit in there.
     
  4. OP
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    fido

    fido Über Member

    Location:
    Reading, Berks.
    So the fact that I've got 17 in total is less about design and more about there being one BB rolling around the garage floor somewhere. Super.
     
  5. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    Chances are they will all need renewing anyway -take a couple to the LBS and get some new ones.

    ps - always check the races are not pitted first. If they are then the hub is a skip job and so is the wheel unless it's a decent make.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    fido

    fido Über Member

    Location:
    Reading, Berks.
    Okey pokes. Thanks all.
     
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