Re: Toasted a wheel bearing on my Cranbrook.
I'm also dealing with axle slop on a cranbrook hub. My bike is not a cranbrook, just the rear wheel. I've been unsuccessful in my attempts to diagnose the actual cause of the problem, and after several repairs, it's still the same. I'd be weary of repairing that hub. I've got a spare wheel that I just need a different sprocket adapter for, so I'm going that route. The replacement wheel is a 26" Wheelmaster wheel with a genuine Shimano CB-100 hub. I would have saved myself a lot of time and aggravation if I'd simply replaced the wheel in the first place. I wasted too much time and money repairing and even rebuilding the wheel. I don't want to see you do the same.