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Hi,

My hub has developed a bit of play. Trying to fix it, but after sticking a key in the end of both axles and trying to undo it, all I get is the drive side axle thread bolt thing come out.

I cannot for the life of me remove the non-drive side adjusting collar (yes I've loosened the bolt!). Any ideas as to how to free it up?

cheers!
 

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I did the same thing - accidentally overtightened the collar. A devil to get off, but what finally worked for me: put drive side of axle into a vice (carefully - wrapped in a bit of foam), then used vice grip wrench on the collar. A little bit of scratching, a lot of cursing, but I got it off. You can also stick an allen key into the bolt and use it as a sort of lever (King suggested this to me - but mine was too stuck). I love my King hubs, but I'm not a huge fan of the collar.
 

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chunkylover53 said:
I love my King hubs, but I'm not a huge fan of the collar.
Agreed - I find the 2 piece axle to be easier than the 1 piece. I have had this happen w/ one of my King rear hubs before, but I was able to leverage it loose.
 

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chunkylover53 said:
I did the same thing - accidentally overtightened the collar. A devil to get off, but what finally worked for me: put drive side of axle into a vice (carefully - wrapped in a bit of foam), then used vice grip wrench on the collar. A little bit of scratching, a lot of cursing, but I got it off. You can also stick an allen key into the bolt and use it as a sort of lever (King suggested this to me - but mine was too stuck). I love my King hubs, but I'm not a huge fan of the collar.
I would suggest to use 2.5MM ALLEN DRIVER instead of L shape wrench due to more leverage and preventing coming out cap head hole of 2.5 mm bolt. I did it with the rear wheel on the bike while "the disc rotor is OFF", poked 2.5MM ALLEN DRIVER to 2.5 mm bolt head, and held the rear wheel and the driver's grip then turned counter-clock wise... the collar came off finally.

Hope this helps,

-Aki
 
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