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#126 2019-01-11 9:52am

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Re: Converting my GT Mohawk hubs to sealed cartridge bearings

squirrelsmith wrote:

stonie wrote:

El Gecko wrote:


Phil used some kind of epoxy I think.  The only thing that sucks about 1st gen Phils is that there is no flange in the hub shell to keep the bearings in place, so if you get a really hard sideways hit, the whole axle and bearings can slide to one side and pop out.  Loctite works fine as a replacement.

Wow, seriously?    yikes

Guess that's why they are 1st gens, and not current gen.

Can't believe a hub manufacturer would not put bearing seats in the shell   roll

well it was literally the first attempt at a sealed bearing hub. they made them like that into the 90s. phils are junk yikes

I wouldn't say "junk".  Still got my original 1st gen rear from bitd, rebuilt myself with new bearings.  Didn't even bother with loctite or epoxy yikes

I rode like 50 miles on a critical mass this summer on those Phils, bunny hopping and hooning around the whole time, and they never even budged.


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#127 2019-01-12 9:16pm

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Re: Converting my GT Mohawk hubs to sealed cartridge bearings

Out of curiosity, I have to swap the axle and possibly freewheel on my rear Mohawk hub.  I have 3/8” dropouts on the frame the Mohawks are going on, so I found a 14mm flat axle to fit drop outs, but not sure what freewheel to pick up.  Found a Halo Clickster online for around $60.  Any suggestions there?

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#128 2019-01-20 9:54am

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Re: Converting my GT Mohawk hubs to sealed cartridge bearings

Not sure if this is helpful but this is a GT Superlace 36h Gen 3 FRONT hub.

Looks like the balls are 3/16”. They can’t be metric because the conversion puts them at 4.76mm. Each side of the front hub has 8 balls.

The counterbore for the bearing race is 24.51mm or 0.965”.

The bearing race ID that the axle passes through is 11mm or 0.435”.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/eb1576bf-c025-4a21-9295-d54accb122ac5c44b3aa79.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/ecf66239-e9b0-43af-8b84-95623c49ddef5c44b3ab71.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/60b98e19-46ed-4f63-a3ea-fc519b080d0f5c44b3ab1e.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/d719b7c7-9327-45d5-bff4-156d6a27b2ae5c44b3aaf0.jpeg


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#129 2019-01-20 2:52pm

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Re: Converting my GT Mohawk hubs to sealed cartridge bearings

.961 is a weird number, ofcourse calipers arent real accurate but thats not close to a common number in standard or metric.

Last edited by squirrelsmith (2019-01-20 3:54pm)


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#130 2019-01-20 3:09pm

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Re: Converting my GT Mohawk hubs to sealed cartridge bearings

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/image5c44ff5048.jpg

The rear hub is 29.5mm (1.160”) on the counterbore. The ID for the axle is 12mm.

The balls are 1/4” diameter and larger than the front hubs.

While I still have them apart, anymore questions?

Atrains89


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#131 2019-01-26 8:14am

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Re: Converting my GT Mohawk hubs to sealed cartridge bearings

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/image5c4c86d4f2.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/image5c4c86e341.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/image5c4c86fe95.jpg

GT Superlace 1st Gen

And GT Superlace 3rd Gen for comparison. So sealed bearings vs sealed mechanisms.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/256245/image5c4c875998.jpg


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#132 2019-02-09 4:46am

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Re: Converting my GT Mohawk hubs to sealed cartridge bearings

hello guys
I just doing the convertion of my mohawk like FUNPIG..
but my problem is that I don't find the axel that I need on the web.
is there maybe someone who's have a link where I can buy this axel???

thank's guys..

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