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Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« on: June 05, 2011, 11:07:41 pm »
I noticed recently that the rear hub on the fixie isn't very smooth, despite doing exactly the same mileage as the front hub.

1. Does anyone know what / where I should be looking for replacement bearing units?
2. Why should the front be fine but the rear not? Simply weight borne by the respective hubs?

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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 03:18:17 pm »
Your rear hub takes all the grunt from your drive.  If you can get the bearings out measure them accurately (internal dia, external dia, and width) and you'll probably find a commercially available bearing available.  If not Wheels Manufacturing should have them.
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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 03:21:49 pm »
2. Why should the front be fine but the rear not? Simply weight borne by the respective hubs?

one thing that destroys rear fixed hubs is having the chain a bit tight, so it binds.  It should be tight enough that there's no real play but not so tight it binds.  Which is fine if everything is lined up & round & concentric, not so easy with cheap/worn components

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 04:08:34 pm »
:) sounds about right. I have a tendency to run the chain fairly tight.

Thanks for the Wheels Manufacturing link. They have a nice pdf for identifying which bearing you need. Doesn't look like I'll have to measure that accurately either (just to the nearest mm)!

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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 01:21:17 am »
Think they are 6001 rs whne you remove them the number are written on.

Any bearing supplier can do the bearings without fail.

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 09:41:23 am »
Great, thanks.

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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 12:33:38 pm »
Get a '2RS' as a replacement - that means it's double sealed (moisture can still get in from the inside) and should last a good deal longer.... if your chain isn't too tight ;D
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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 08:24:48 pm »
More friction though! and  moisture  is  sucked  into the hub as  the  air in the  body contracts, think nice  warm day, heavy  downpour cooling contraction,
I'm not  sure  whether having  no seals  on the  inside  makes  this  better or  worse - One  seal may  allow  any  drops of  water  to  disperse into the  larger  centre  volume  rather  than being trapped  between the  two seals.
Schmidt  hubs  - with  a  lot  of volume  have   a  tiny breather hole  in the  centre  of the (hollow) axle to avoid  this problem.

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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 10:15:44 am »
I have to confess that I've not given any of my track hubs enough use to compare bearings but the single sealed variety only lasted a friend of mine one winter of commuting (30 miles a day admittedly) before being totally destroyed whilst the 2RS (and admittedly higher quality anyway regardless of sealing!) replacements have since given a good deal longer service.
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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 02:36:41 pm »
Thread resurrection! I've only just got round to starting this  :-[

Once I have the old bearings out, what is the best way to install the new ones? I've read a few things about finding a big washer/using the old bearing to press the new bearings in by tightening the track nut onto it, which seems like a good idea. Other techniques just tap the new one in carefully with a hammer.

I understand that the important bit is to not push the bearing in using the inner part as this might ruin the bearings, but to keep the force on the casing.

Have I missed anything?

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 09:15:44 pm »
Thread resurrection! I've only just got round to starting this  :-[

Once I have the old bearings out, what is the best way to install the new ones? I've read a few things about finding a big washer/using the old bearing to press the new bearings in by tightening the track nut onto it, which seems like a good idea. Other techniques just tap the new one in carefully with a hammer.

I understand that the important bit is to not push the bearing in using the inner part as this might ruin the bearings, but to keep the force on the casing.

Have I missed anything?

That sounds right to me. A length of threaded rod, some heavy washers,  and nuts will do the job. Putting the bearings in the freezer and the hub in the oven will make the fit looser, provided you work quickly enough.
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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 02:33:14 pm »
I use a socket (as in from a socket set) the same diameter as the outer housing. Then I twat it... OK, tap gently.
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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 09:50:15 pm »
Great, thanks. A job for the weekend!

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 05:06:37 pm »
For future reference for anyone else needing this info, the bearings are 6000, not 6001. 10x26x8 mm. I've now ordered the correct part, having removed the old ones!

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2012, 09:01:21 pm »
That's saved me extracting the old bearings on mine to check, thanks. Looks like I've kept the chain on my fixed a bit taut, and the bearings have suffered.

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2012, 09:51:53 pm »
Glad it was useful to someone else, rather than just being a reference for me, for next time!

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2012, 09:43:25 pm »
Would you happen to know the cone size as well? Looks as though it might be 17mm, and the nut underneath the same. I've had 13/14 and 15/16mm Campag cone spanners for three decades, but I don't think I have anything to fit these, so I can't easily measure them.

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2012, 10:26:56 am »
I've a feeling it's a 15mm cone, and 17mm nut, but I'll check this evening.

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2012, 08:59:57 pm »
Thanks, I appreciate that. Don't think the cone was 15mm because my Campag spanner didn't fit.

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2012, 11:46:13 am »
How old are your hubs? My 15mm Park cone spanner fits the cones (well it's a little bit loose, but it's not 14mm), and a 17mm spanner fits the nuts.

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2012, 08:29:59 pm »
Couple of years old, maybe. Pretty sure my Campag cone spanner wouldn't fit. I've ordered some Park ones. I'll report back.

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2012, 09:08:22 pm »
In what way didn't the campag tool fit? The jaws too thick to fit between the cone and the adjacent nut, or just like it was the wrong size spanner for the cone?

Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2012, 09:25:30 pm »
No, wrong size. It's a cone spanner :D

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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2020, 11:39:07 am »
For future reference for anyone else needing this info, the bearings are 6000, not 6001. 10x26x8 mm. I've now ordered the correct part, having removed the old ones!

Good to find this. I'm a bit too lazy to pull the bearings before ordering replacements. It is also helpful to keep the commuter on the road continuously.
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Re: Replacement bearings for On-One track hubs
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2020, 11:53:51 am »
I replaced the bearings on a similar hub when it was out of the wheel.  I don't recommend this - it makes it much harder as the fit is tighter.  The tension of the spokes actually stretches the hub radially.  Likewise, if you adjust cup and cone bearings in a nutted hub perfectly, then build it into a wheel, you'll find there is a load of free play that wasn't there before.  36 spokes all pulling outwards with over 70kgf is a lot of stretch!
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