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Hello folks,

I hope you can recommend a good solution to me. On my last ride I noticed a very slight slop in the front end after sensing some unusual front-end noice. The wheel will move left/right oh so slightly. All is properly tightened. I took off the wheel, re-greased, re-installed, and no improvement resulted. So here I am on vacation now with no bike to ride. The bearing closest the disk brake rolls free and seems in good shape. I can't evaluate the other side, but it's clean inside. What might the problem be and does anyone have a recommendation better than full replacement ? Thanks! I love this Forum, it has really improved my enjoyment of my Prophet. By the way it is a 2005 Prophet 200 with the carbon lefty max with Omega left hub on 819's.
 

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Some hubs have displayed light tolerance issues at one point, basically, the disc side bearing is too deep by a tiny amount in the hub. I have had the issue with a Crossmax SL once. The solution is to install very thin shim(s) between that bearing and the hub shell. Cannondale has such shims, my LBS had some in stock and gave them to me for free...
 

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If it is a 2005 bike & the bearings have never been replaced, they might just need to be replaced. Its not a big job & they are not expensive. I would try that.
 

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Thanks guys!
 

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If it's the out of specs hub, it would have been there from the start, if it wasn't Bike N Gear is probably right... One way or the other, it's not a complicated or expensive thing to fix.
 

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Dan Gerous said:
If it's the out of specs hub, it would have been there from the start, if it wasn't Bike N Gear is probably right... One way or the other, it's not a complicated or expensive thing to fix.
bit of a grave dig, where can I find said shims? My LBS would not carry them?
 

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biketavioumaximus said:
bit of a grave dig, where can I find said shims? My LBS would not carry them?
If you're DIYing, cut up an soda can, pop the bearing out, and use it as a template. The stuff cuts easily, and usually one or two shims, and you're good...
 
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