July 24, 2015
FLO Cycling - Replacement Parts
Now that we have been selling wheels for more than three years, we've started getting request for replacement parts. Someone loses a skewer, dings a hub end cap while traveling, or wants new bearings. To make things easy, we've added a number of new items to the accessories section of our store. If you ever find yourself in need of replacement parts, this article may come in handy.
A bad crash, significant impact, or improper Allen key usage can crack an axle. The picture below shows a cracked axle.
|Cracked Axle from Improper Allen Key Usage|
While this looks terrible, it's nothing a little work can't fix. You can find replacement hub axles in our store.
|FLO Hub Axle|
I'm not sure if bending quick release skewers from crashing or losing one is more common. Regardless, it's one of the most sought-after replacement parts for a FLO wheel. You can find replacement quick release skewers in our store.
|FLO Quick Release Skewer|
Springs and Pawls
Springs and pawls can break if the free hub is installed improperly after cleaning, can fall on your garage floor and never be found again, or can simply wear out. The picture below shows a broken spring caused by improper free hub installation. If you have questions about springs and pawls, please be sure to let us know. You can find replacement springs and pawls in our shop.
|Broken Spring from Improper Freehub Installation|
|FLO Springs and Pawls|
Hub End Caps
Hub end caps can be damaged during shipping if they are not packed correctly. The end cap is normally the first point of contact and if hit hard enough can be deformed into a mushroom shape. If it's bad enough, the skewer will not fit through. Luckily the end caps are replaceable and it's an easy job. If you are ever shipping a wheel, make sure you use the plastic end cap protectors. They are actually very helpful when shipping wheels. You can find replacement hub end caps in our shop.
|Mushroomed End Cap from Improper Packing|
|FLO Hub End Cap|
We ship 10-speed spacers with all of our FLO Wheels. This allows for easy conversion from 10 to 11-speed or vice versa. If you misplace yours or find yourself wanting to go back to 10-speed, you can find replacement 10 speed spacers in our shop.
|FLO 10-Speed Spacer|
All good things come to an end, and bearings are no exception. Over time bearings will wear out. They can also fail prematurely if the seals are removed for greasing and water gets inside the bearing. Please note you should not remove the seals of your FLO bearings to add grease. These bearings are meant stay sealed for their lifetime. If you find yourself in need of new bearings, you can find replacement bearings in our shop.
Replacement parts are for parts that are lost, damaged, or worn out. Please know that if you have a warranty issue, we will take care of it. If you are questioning if something is covered under warranty, please reach out to us and we can discuss it. If you want to check out our warranty policy, please do so.
If you need help installing your replacement parts, you can always visit our How To page, read our Owner's Manual, or, as always, just ask us. We will be happy to walk you through the process.