I'm Stuck - Requesting help on Elgin/Musselman rear Hub

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Buster1

Wore out three sets of tires already!
So I received my replacement part (the grooved race) as the old one was totally shot.

Unless I have this wrong, I cannot get the bearing past that first ridge on the left. I assume the bearings roll in the wide deeper smooth groove just over or to the right the first ridge on the left. Does that make any sense? Anyone know if I have this right or wrong, and if there is a way to get the bearing cup pushed over the ridge?

Help!

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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Yep,
You've got it right.
The flat side of the retainer facing out with the balls in the retainer and push just like you're having a kid. It will snap into place.
I think the bearing should be a Hartford, so make sure you have the right bearing. That could be the problem.
 

MaxGlide

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Definitely put bearings in, grease well (on bearing race too), balls in and push until it snaps into place. I've done a bunch of those.
 

HIGGINSFOREVER

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
It looks to me like the bearing race is backward,Put the bearings in and try putting the large side on.If you force the small side on dont it look like the bearings will fall out.
 

Buster1

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Gene,

The retainer is not backward. If I flip it around to wide end first it doesn't seat in the hub race at all. Gotta go narrow end 1st.
 
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