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  • qwerty
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    Goldtec from BETD.

    xiphon
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    New or second hand?

    We have 2 x Hope Bulbs (32H and 36H) at the back of two bikes. Picked them up cheap as chips, and run perfectly.

    giddyrob
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    looks about the same price as hope?

    The only thing that lets Superstar down is the atrocious bearings that they use (and that goes for the BBs and headsets too). You could probably get a Superstar plus a full set of replacement SKF bearings for less than a Hope.

    Premier Icon composite
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    Got 2 sets of superstar wheels with switch hubs that have been fine.

    There were problems with the superlegga hubs in the past if memory serves me right.

    giddyrob
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    Hey,

    had my Pitch for a few years now and have some wobble in my rear hub. I think it’s on its way out so looking to replace before it fails down a nice big hill.

    Looking at a nice hope one, but wondering if there is anything nearly as good for less cash… I’ve read the reviews about the one from superstar and that sounds a bit rubbish so will probably give it a miss.

    What are peoples experiences with different hubs. I ride in the south downs a lot with some rough terrain so something that can take a bit of stick there and at trail centres.

    ta

    mindmap3
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    Another vote for Bulbs if you go own the second hand route. All of mine have been fab. I’m still using a pair of original five bolt jobbies from god knows when.

    Other than Hope I’m not so sure. The Superstar jobbies seem to be hit and most other stuff seems quite expensive.

    kevster
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    Can you not replace/service the ons in your existing hub?

    Premier Icon edd
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    have some wobble in my rear hub

    Replace the bearings, problem sorted.

    giddyrob
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    can that be done without ripping out all the spokes and having to have the wheel rebuilt? Just thought I might treat myself to a better hub if I need to pay for a wheel build.

    giddyrob
    Member

    ok, looks like i can… guessing it’s not too hard job with the right tools.

    Question is….. what are the best bearings i can get for a Shimano fh-m525?

    Cheers

    giddyrob
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    THough, any idea of costs to get the job done by pros?

    Get some grade 10 ball bearings off eBay.

    Mark N
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    have some wobble in my rear hub

    Replace the bearings, problem sorted.

    +++ It is going to be worn bearings, loose balls or cartridge type. Both are relatively easy to sort. Much more cost effective than a new wheel. Never had a shop do it for me so not sure of their cost. As I rcall I have spent about £15 on getting cartridge bearings and then just knocking the old ones out and swapping. All done in 30 mins.

    It could even be that the cones are loose if you have a cup and cone hub.

    giddyrob
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    cool… so it doesn’t sound like a new hub needed then… thats great.

    What tools do i need for the job? Pretty handy with the bike, but not touched the wheels before.

    Ta

    watsontony
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    sounds to me you cones are loose

    look for a vid on youtube to tell you how its done. should sort it

    Mark N
    Member

    Have a look at the Park Tool web site. They have a very good bike maint guide avail on line.

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/categories/hub-service

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

    giddyrob
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    cheers guys…. saved me a bit of brass…. though hope hub next time that wheel needs rebuilding 😉

    fourbanger
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    Shimano, or is pretty colours a requirement?

    giddyrob
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    support of a british company… 🙂

    TurnerGuy
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    support of a british company…

    +1

    was nearly tempted to go the superstar or strada route with novatec hubs, but came to my senses and paid a bit more for some Hopes.

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