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Which hub tool are you talking about? The King Hub Service tool is over $150 and the King Cone Adjusting tool is under $20.
http://www.chrisking.com/tools/tls_hubs.html
And I don't think you can buy either of these through their website. But I haven't tried.
 

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manden said:
Which hub tool are you talking about? The King Hub Service tool is over $150 and the King Cone Adjusting tool is under $20.
https://www.chrisking.com/tools/tls_hubs.html
And I don't think you can buy either of these through their website. But I haven't tried.
This one pictured below is the what I picked up direct from King. $70 + $5 shipping. All that stuff plus a manual.

 

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No Sh*&. That's a deal I'm calling them up and ordering me one. Damn that's a real good deal. Do you know who you talked to? Did you call as a shop employee or as a regular consumer?
 

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frank n. beans said:
This one pictured below is the what I picked up direct from King. $70 + $5 shipping. All that stuff plus a manual.

Thats a very good deal, on what looks like a well made set of tools. I love my Kings a lot that I will only allow myself to service them so I figure getting the tools is a smart investment.
 

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regular consumer

Thats the price for regular joes like me. I'd order a little bottle of the ring drive grease while you are at it, I think that was a couple more dollars and will last quite a few rebuilds.

manden said:
No Sh*&. That's a deal I'm calling them up and ordering me one. Damn that's a real good deal. Do you know who you talked to? Did you call as a shop employee or as a regular consumer?
 

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That's pretty amazing...

why wouldn't someone check with CK first? The website I notice doesn't have a price though. $138 is nuts; I paid 60 for mine a coupla years ago and is essential for the CK hub owner (especially if you've got several).
 

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Bikinfoolferlife said:
why wouldn't someone check with CK first? The website I notice doesn't have a price though. $138 is nuts; I paid 60 for mine a coupla years ago and is essential for the CK hub owner (especially if you've got several).
Actually, I was at the CK website earlier today, they have a MSRP page that shows the suggested tool price: $80...I think that price included the unnecessary cone adjusting tool.
 

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Bikezilla said:
Actually, I was at the CK website earlier today, they have a MSRP page that shows the suggested tool price: $80...I think that price included the unnecessary cone adjusting tool.
The cone adjusting tool is completely uneccessary UNLESS you get the adjusting cone stuck to the axel cap. It happened to my buddy and only with the tool were we able to get it off. The cone only needs to be finger tight so it is mostly impractical though but not useless.
 

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Good to know

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The cone adjusting tool is completely uneccessary UNLESS you get the adjusting cone stuck to the axel cap. It happened to my buddy and only with the tool were we able to get it off. The cone only needs to be finger tight so it is mostly impractical though but not useless.
Thanks for the info. You're absolutely right, I never consider what would happen if the adjusting cone was stuck. That's a good reason to have the tool in the toolbox. My cones were easy to adjust, but the hubs are almost new.
 

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RLX said:
Any one know what the retail price on the hub tool?
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RLX
I'm looking to buy the King hub service tool, but can't find one anywhere. I'm located in Canada and realize that this tool will be next to impossible to find locally, if not in the country.

I just spoke with King and the tool will not be available until the end of October. I called the Canadian distributors and they've been backordered for almost a year. I just called Speedgoat...same deal. Does anyone actually have this tool for sale at a reasonable price?

It looks like my 3+-yr old King SS rear hub is in need of an overhaul since I'm getting a lot of drag when freewheeling (while coasting, pedals are constantly spinning). I've never cracked-open a King rear hub, but after watching the vids on King's site, it doesn't look too bad....finding the tool looks to be the hard part....grrr!
 

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You can still service your hub without the tool,

although it's nice to have the tool so you can completely pull the components apart. A can of WD40 and some fresh King grease should do wonders for your sticky hub (i.e. the CK recommended service that should be done regularly, tool or no).
 
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