Can the spindle and cones be replaced in a Shimano hub? if so are there standard sizes and what should I be searching for?
My rear bearings have a huge amount of play in them - yesterday I took the wheel off and the locking nut against the cone was loose so I adjusted the cone and nipped up the locking nut. As I tightened it I noticed some "clicks". I got it nice and smoothly running without play and reinstalled the wheel.
And then the wheel had the same, large amount of play in it.
Putting two+two together I surmise that the threads have gone on the spindle and/or locking nut and that a replacement is in order - the wheel is ok but it's seen a lot of service and new cones would be sensible was well.
I suspect changing the cups really means a new hub (which practically means a new wheel).
So... pointers to a new spindle/cones cones suitable for a Shimano rear MTB wheel please!