My bike's front axle was in pretty bad condition (not surprising because
it was 49 years old) so I replaced it with a new one and while I was
I took the opportunity to remove the play between axle and hub.
I also ordered a new star hub cover, these used to serve as an oil
but since I use modern sealed bearings it is just for looks.
Before you all start mailing me that I always claim that parts that
make you go or stop faster should always be avoided, it only weighs
about 100 grams and it just looks sooooooooooo cool!
Little extra tech-tip: I always carry a short length of 7/16"
hex bar in my toolroll that I use for the 5 large sockethead bolts
mount the brakedrum to the hub. In combination with a 7/16" wrench
this works fine and takes up much less space in the toolroll.