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Wheel Hub Threads

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:04 pm
by Oldav8tor
I recently bought a 30 x 3.5 demountable wheel with the intention of sending it off to be re-spoked. I have one front wheel with a slight wiggle and this was to be it's replacement. Awhile back I purchased a hub thread chaser from Snyders which I used successfully to clean up the threads on my other wheels. Even though the threads look good on the new one (I thought) I can't get the thread chaser to turn on, much less clean the threads. A hub cap will not turn on either.

Is there anyone out there who could "renew" the threads on this hub or is it junk? I appreciate any suggestions.

Re: Wheel Hub Threads

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:11 pm
by Ed Fuller
I’ve always had good success with using a thread file on hubs.

They also work great on spindles as well.

Re: Wheel Hub Threads

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:49 pm
by Henry K. Lee

Send it to me if you like, just pay the postage coming and going. If it is not repairable I have extras.


Re: Wheel Hub Threads

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:56 pm
by DickC
An old timer friend taught me a lesson on this subject. I tried for several days to get the chaser to grab and clean the threads. I went to "Bill" who reversed the application of the thread chaser. I was applying the chaser to the stationary wheel. He put the chaser in a vice and then put the wheel on top of it. This allowed him to focus on leveling the wheel on the chase while the wheel itself provided the down force to grab the threads. It took him about five minutes and he was able to move the wheel down the threads. Try it and it may work for you also. Dick C.

Re: Wheel Hub Threads

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:19 pm
by Ruxstel24
I too have had much success with a thread file.
And you’ll use it again and again if you get one...:)

Re: Wheel Hub Threads

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:24 am
by Steve Jelf
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The Stevens T-181 is the tool for this, but it's rare and usually expensive. I haven't made my own version yet, but I believe Andre in Belgium posted pictures of one he made.