Any Hope pro 2 hub experts out there?
Yesterday,when attempting to remove the cassette,I tried tapping it off the freehub but instead of the cassette coming off,the freehub came off the wheel instead.
When I eventually removed the cassette from the freehub,attached a new cassette and put it all back together,I noticed the the freehub wasn't very err FREE.
When I put the wheel back on the bike,I gave it a spin on the bike stand and the wheel,instead of freewheeling,tensioned the chain and drove the crank too.
I took it all apart again and noticed that eveything seemed ok until I pushed on the driveside end cap,It seems to push the freehub in just a little bit too far,squeezing the drive side seal and causing the freehub to become stiff when turning.
At this point I'd expect some of you to get a lightbulb flash and tell me that the 2mm barrell spacer is missing,,It isn't,but it's as if the spacer could do with being a mm thicker.
I thought I'd cured the problem by tapping the spindle towards the driveside slightly but when i attached it to the bike and tightened the maxle,it all lined back up to its previous stiff position.
The cassette has nothing to do with the problem.