I've been building up a late 80's Nigel Dean road bike, had planned to run it singlespeed originally, but as the frame came with loads of useable bits, I thought I'd try it geared for a little while.
Anyway, bought a wheelset for it, fitted the cassette tonight and when I spun the wheel in the dropouts, the cassette was moving as if it was on the piss.
Stripped it off again, double checked spacer, etc, all OK. Put it on again, held a pointer against the hub and that is running true, but the freehub body is moving eccentrically.
Stripped hub down, all looked OK, nothing obviously wrong, mounting points clean & undamaged. Cleaned, greased & rebuilt - still the same.
Axle was straight, and inner part of freehub must be running true as it runs on the axle, so I'm starting to wonder if somehow the outer part of the freehub is not true to the inner. Possibly it's been apart before, but I didn't bother stripping it completely at this time.
Has anyone seen this before? Sound likely to be the outer part of freehub running out of true?
Don't want to buy a new freehub for the sake of it, but not sure what else I can try or check.
Very annoying as I want to take it out for a spin!!