Phil Wood track hub respacing

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  • Hiya, help needed . I have new end caps to convert my 130mm single speed Phil Wood hub to 120 but can't figure out how to get the second end cap off . The first comes off easily with the 8mm hex wrench but then the second can't be untightened from the spinning axle . I just want to change the spacers and not the bearings .

  • It's press fit, you'll have to lever/pull it out of there... My old flatmate got a particularly stubborn one out years ago, used a tool that looks like a wedge with a slot running down the middle of it...

  • It's press fit

    The ones on mine weren't, they were threaded with spanner flats on them. I used an axle clamp and vice to hold the axle in place while I removed the second one.

  • Yeah all mine are threaded, but never had a problem with they not coming undone.

    I’d probably put the hub back together and bolt it back in the frame remove the bolt from the side that’s stuck and use the 8mm Allen key to get it moving.

  • I like your plan. Much simpler than mine!

  • thanks I'll have another go, they're the end cap spacers with the internal threads that both screw onto the axle . I have some old 1980's press fit ones too and they're strictly for Condor to deal with as as far as i know they're the only ones who have the tools .

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Phil Wood track hub respacing

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