Panama jack rear hub failure :(

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  1. Jp_norris

    Jp_norris New Member

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    so, total noob here....not familiar with coaster brake hubs. My mb has one day of riding and the rear wheel had a wobble, proceeded to remove wheel and attempted to re-grease and tighten bearings. Off the bike it seemed like a success, once remounted and within 50 yards it self destructed. Bearing cages are bent and bearings scattered. what are my options? Rebuild? New, better quality wheel(I like this idea)? I really don't have any bike shops nearby, closest is probably 75miles so taking the wheel to a shop is kinda a last resort if I have no easier options.
     
  2. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Don't bother with a rebuild. That rear wheel/hub assembly is the weakest part of the Huffy 'Cranbrook' family of bikes.

    This is the wheel I used as a replacement when my rear hub exploded....

    https://www.niagaracycle.com/catego...-75-2-125-alloy-blk-coaster-brake-shimano-36h

    It's got the Shimano internals that once they have been properly greased, you'll never have a problem. Good luck with your repair/replacement!
     
  3. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    For a cheap or free fix, scour the neighborhood or Craigslist.
     
  4. Going2Hell

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    Search for my Panama Jack build... type "Paragraphs" in the search bar; I'm within the top 5 results or, just filter my posts! I built my PJ over 5-years ago and it's still going strong after 6,000-miles. I also listed a very detailed parts list and reviews on those parts!

    P.S. I'm fairly sure you installed the bearings upside-down, I used to do the same thing; all the time! No matter; the Huffy bearings and coaster-brake would've never lasted long anyway!
     

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