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Dave Egan

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DT Swiss Hub Bearing Replacement
« on: 24, April, 2018, 11:14:19 AM »
HI All,
Has anyone ever replaced the sealed bearings in a DT Swiss hub themselves?


There is very little info on the net about it except that I will need the DT Swiss Lockring Nut Tool  and a bench vice to remove the drive side bearing.
Anyone done it before?


Thanks,
David

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Re: DT Swiss Hub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #1 on: 25, April, 2018, 10:07:14 AM »
There's plenty of good youtube videos on DT Swiss rear hub service..

Unfortunately, you will definitely need that special DT Swiss tool, there is no way around it.. and its darn expensive..

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Re: DT Swiss Hub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #2 on: 25, April, 2018, 02:47:15 PM »
Yea that tool is 65 from DT Swiss.


Might chance the 25 ebay one. I've heard stories of that star nut being extremely tight but my hub is only a few months old so I'm hoping it's not too bad.


Fingers crossed!!

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Re: DT Swiss Hub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #3 on: 26, April, 2018, 12:11:12 PM »
I prefer to do all my own work myself but sometimes, after you factor in the cost of the tools required and how often (or not) your actually going to use them.. you might be better off just dropping it in to your LBS..

The locknut will be tight as a ducks ass because you've been tightening it with your legs all this time.. by pedalling.. just like oldskool screw on freewheels..

You will definitely need a bench vice to get it undone..

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Re: DT Swiss Hub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #4 on: 26, April, 2018, 09:03:34 PM »
So,
I took my hub apart this evening and found that only the non drive side bearing had play. As you can see from the first pic it's in pretty bad shape.



I Punched it out as per the DT Swiss instructions and replaced with a new one. It was very tight and required more hammering that I would have liked but eventually came free. Hub is perfect again but when I need to replace the drive side bearing then I will need the star nut removal tool.

 

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