How to Service Shimano Ball Bearing Hubs...

Shimano Air Tools: How To Service Shimano Ball Bearing Hubs – Service A Shimano Hub. Ball bearing hubs can benefit from a regular overhaul. All Shimano hubs use ball bearings so we used one for our tutorial. Subscribe to GCN on YouTube: http:…


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49 Responses to “ How to Service Shimano Ball Bearing Hubs”

  1. มีน ภูมีน says:

    Thank you for you are video,It is very good explaine for me.

  2. Daniel Healy says:

    Excellent video once more guys. I bought a new 6700 freehub for my Ultegra
    wheels. It seems new hubs come without bearings? Perhaps a mistake in my
    order? The inner side bearings are fixed under the seal (and hopefully
    pre-lubed), but my hub came with no bearings for the outer, as shown being
    packed into grease in this video. Also — the thin spacer/washer that
    inserts between freehub and hub was bent! Click and Collect with Evans
    (sent from warehouse) maybe not the best option!

  3. Hitesh Dhorajiwala says:

    Not usually one to comment, but your videos (this and others) have been an
    incredibly helpful and comprehensive collection for someone just starting
    out with bike maintenance. Thanks very much!

  4. Bernard Ibrahim says:

    Hi I have a case here, I’m using a campagnolo khamsin wheelset. Problem is
    I just noticed that when I sort of bounce my bike (like drop the front end
    and bounce the front wheel) the front wheel rattles. I swapped the wheel to
    another bike and another wheel to the current bike and concluded that it is
    the front wheel. so I narrowed everything down by muting that may rattle in
    the front end e.g.. valve, computer mount, brakes etc. I suspect it was the
    nipple but It is not. I tried to replicate the noise but seems like it
    won’t appear when i bounce he wheel alone. I finally be able to replicate
    the rattle by squeezing the axle (not the skewer, i remove it) imagine my
    arm as a fork and my squeezing finger is the dropout and just bounce the
    wheel on its axle. It leads me to believe that it may the bearing. I don’t
    feel any play in any way. so what do you think? or rather, is it normal? I
    have several wheel makes like Shimano and HED, none of them seems to
    rattle. Anyone mind to share any insight? 

  5. Felix Chiang says:

    Hi GCN :) You got AMAZING videos here in youtube and i almost watched them
    all! haha BTW.. I cannot find any guide in choosing the right grease (not
    lube).. How many kinds of grease out there? Marine? Lithium? Which grease
    is suitable for which part of the bike? ie. Marine for Speedplay pedal?
    Lithium for seatpost and fork? etc etc.. Just thought it would be cool to
    see GCN to present such video “Greade Guide” haha.. Peace out!! GCN you
    ROCKS!!

  6. chip monk says:

    Great stuff.. A wooden coffee stirrer is great for dabbing grease. Free
    from Maccy-D. 

  7. Francisco Paredes says:

    thanks, this video it’s clear and simple. i think the magnetic tool thing
    its too much! jejeje

  8. brandywell44 says:

    To get the dust covers off I used to use a piece of timber against the
    wheel flange/spokes and a ring spanner small enough to fit inside the dust
    cover (axle removed) and gently lever out a little at a time using the
    timber as a fulcrum. My method didnt damage the dust cover at all.
    Installing was easy by simply tapping them in around their perimeter.
    I found that water in the bearing races destroyed cup and cone surfaces by
    cavitatation.
    I found cassette bearings to be a great idea until they needed adjusting. I
    just lived with the slight slack, as the hassle free benefits outweighed
    the perfection of cup and cone most of the time on my tourer/commuter
    The best innovation came with an outrigger bearing on the rear wheel under
    the sprocket freewheel, 

  9. Maglia Nera says:

    Most of Japanese think that SHIMANO is a fishing-tools company.
    http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/

  10. Roberto Cordova says:

    Really helpful video, Thanks for the information.

  11. Paul Baker says:

    4:18. It was absolutely IRRESPONSIBLE of you not to say “bearing mind”
    right then. I may just have to unsubscribe because of this. A GCN water
    bottle would right the wrong however. 

  12. lobo241us says:

    How about an early 2000′s Campagnolo Mirage rear hub?

  13. Marine avp says:

    The grease used in this video(finish line ceramic) is not durable, with
    time get out of bearings too fast.

    I recomend better the Exus E-G01 Grease, it sticks better to bearings, and
    keep smooth rolling longer

  14. jpb10 says:

    that magnet is hilarious looool

  15. Global Cycling Network says:

    Ball bearing hubs can benefit from a regular overhaul. All Shimano hubs use
    ball bearings so we used one for our tutorial.

    Regularly servicing ball bearing hubs will help to prolong the life-span of
    your hubs, especially if you regularly ride in gritty or wet conditions.

    All Shimano hubs run on cup and cone bearings, so if you have Shimano
    wheels, this is a procedure that you should consider performing once or
    twice a year.

    If your hubs feel like they are rough when you spin the wheels, or if there
    is play in the hubs, you could solve this issue by servicing the bearings.

    If you’re doing bearings on your rear hub, you’ll need to take the cassette
    off first: How To Change A Bicycle Cassette – GCN’s Bike Maintenance Series

    For this job, you will need:
    Cone spanners (we needed 13 and 17mm spanners for our hub)
    Degreaser to clean the bearings and races
    Grease
    A tool to get the bearings out
    A container to keep the bearings in whilst you clean the hub

    Take care not to use degreaser in the rear hub as you risk degreasing the
    freehub if you do this. Also avoid overtightening the cones when you
    rebuild the hub as this will result in increased friction. The new grease
    may take a couple of days to settle/pack in, so check the cones for
    tightness a couple of rides after first servicing it.

  16. Chasing Wheels Cycling says:

    Ball bearing hubs can benefit from a regular overhaul. All Shimano hubs use
    ball bearings so we used one for our tutorial.

    Regularly servicing ball bearing hubs will help to prolong the life-span of
    your hubs, especially if you regularly ride in gritty or wet conditions.

    All Shimano hubs run on cup and cone bearings, so if you have Shimano
    wheels, this is a procedure that you should consider performing once or
    twice a year.

    If your hubs feel like they are rough when you spin the wheels, or if there
    is play in the hubs, you could solve this issue by servicing the bearings.

    If you’re doing bearings on your rear hub, you’ll need to take the cassette
    off first: How To Change A Bicycle Cassette – GCN’s Bike Maintenance Series

    For this job, you will need:
    Cone spanners (we needed 13 and 17mm spanners for our hub)
    Degreaser to clean the bearings and races
    Grease
    A tool to get the bearings out
    A container to keep the bearings in whilst you clean the hub

    Take care not to use degreaser in the rear hub as you risk degreasing the
    freehub if you do this. Also avoid overtightening the cones when you
    rebuild the hub as this will result in increased friction. The new grease
    may take a couple of days to settle/pack in, so check the cones for
    tightness a couple of rides after first servicing it.

  17. Carl Kidd says:

    Nice video for servicing you wheel bearings.

  18. chrispithey says:

    Loving all the mechanic videos, could you post one on Preping a summer bike
    for winter hibernation? Thanks

  19. Rob Tate says:

    Really good video, never done before and now completed perfectly

  20. Global Cycling Network says:

    Dang, just a little too late!

  21. Matthew Wyatt says:

    it’s a R501 hub, but has an R500 rim, so people would normally call them
    R500 wheels

  22. James Jordan says:

    I have a set of Ultegra hubs that I use on my training wheels since 2006
    and have done this every year just after winter. Have yet to replace the
    bearing or cones and still going strong. Would love to know where you got
    that magnetic tool from though.

  23. CruzDemon says:

    Use Phil Wood grease, widely regarded as the best

  24. puiselo says:

    Any chance to get a video about how to install tubeless wheels? cheers!

  25. CyclingPhilip says:

    I think you meant shimano 501 hubs not 105.

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