Whilst my Hope Pro II rear wheel still freewheels I think the bearings are dragging on the axle as it won't allow me to back pedal and I'm getting some phantom shifts from the rear mech too.
Is it possible to service the hub (like in Hopetech's on line vid) without all the special tools? I reckon with the hub still built into a wheel it should be possible to pop the freehub body off OK but Hope then say you need a special tool to pop it back on. Does the low tech way of supporting it and tappng it home with a protective bit of softwood, or even an old cassette, work?
Same with the bearings; once drifted out (somehow) can they be re-seated using a squarely cut off bit of broom handle instead of Hope's (no doubt beautifully machined) special tool?
Has anyone done it without the tools and if so how?