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Who have rebuilt their hubs? did you sent them to CK or your LBS did it?
How much does it cost?
Mine have been smooth trouble free but I guess its time for a rebuild (7000 miles or so)
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don't have kings now, but I've rebuilt the set i did have a few years ago. super simple. i think the instructions are on the king web site. you don't need the 'tools' if you aren't pulling the bearings.
 

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Like monte says, simple basic service is very easy to do yourself with minimal tools. Full taking apart for a thorough cleaning or bearing swap needs the hub tool. I have my own hub tool, always do my own service, so couldn't tell you how costs at your local shop vs King would be (or the time frame). Hopefully you've done at least basic service in 7000 miles...
 

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This might help...

I found this youtube video to be really helpful along with those videos on the Chris King site.
I don't have the hub tool yet either but cleaned and lubed what I could without it.


I don't know which hub you have, but if it's the one that requires two 5mm hex wrenches at either ends to open, the first initial attempt at spinning them open may be difficult/discouraging. I ended up wearing leather gloves and using my longer 5mm hex wrenches for better leverage.

Also, when you're all done cleaning/lubing, pay special attention as to how you tighten the preload adjuster ring (finger tight) and then how you tighten the end cap (re-using the two 5mm hex wrenches at both ends) to 10 inch-lbs (i.e. more than finger tight) so they don't come loose during a ride.

At first try, I did the "noob" thing for some reason at the very end of reassembly and did everything finger tight then wondered why my rear hub kept coming loose during rides. Watched the video again and figured it out despite how obvious it should've been.

Good luck and have fun! :thumbsup:
 

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EsHan13 said:
I found this youtube video to be really helpful along with those videos on the Chris King site.
I don't have the hub tool yet either but cleaned and lubed what I could without it.


I don't know which hub you have, but if it's the one that requires two 5mm hex wrenches at either ends to open, the first initial attempt at spinning them open may be difficult/discouraging. I ended up wearing leather gloves and using my longer 5mm hex wrenches for better leverage.

Also, when you're all done cleaning/lubing, pay special attention as to how you tighten the preload adjuster ring (finger tight) and then how you tighten the end cap (re-using the two 5mm hex wrenches at both ends) to 10 inch-lbs (i.e. more than finger tight) so they don't come loose during a ride.

At first try, I did the "noob" thing for some reason at the very end of reassembly and did everything finger tight then wondered why my rear hub kept coming loose during rides. Watched the video again and figured it out despite how obvious it should've been.

Good luck and have fun! :thumbsup:
Finger tight is closer to the 10 in-lbs you mention, but the King spec is 110 in-lbs...never have watched a video, just read the manual....
 

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thanks! I have done some regular services but was wondering if I should change the bearings just cause:confused:
 

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BBW said:
thanks! I have done some regular services but was wondering if I should change the bearings just cause:confused:
Do they still look good (they should), do they still adjust for play properly?
 

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Do they still look good (they should), do they still adjust for play properly?
They look awesome ;) but from time to time get loose. Is this a sign that I should replace the bearings?
 

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BBW said:
They look awesome ;) but from time to time get loose. Is this a sign that I should replace the bearings?
Hard to say, could be a sign of wear...could be your service adjustment and post service adjustment (or lack thereof)? I still wouldn't worry as long as you can keep adjusting them to be smooth and free of play.
 
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