PSA – Shimano hubs ARE completely rebuildable

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  • PSA – Shimano hubs ARE completely rebuildable
  • amedias
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    Buuut, I don’t think modern Shimano lives up to that, at least, not from what I’ve seen.

    Sadly I dont think the modern Hopes do either, I’ve been through more bearings and freehubs in 5 years of Pro IIs than I have in 15 on XCs/Ti-glides

    Toasty
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    On a similar note, what high end wheelset these days uses steel freehub bodies? They’re great when you can save 5 mins getting a cassette off once a year, but aside from that..?

    Sounds more like a cash saving than a great upgrade.

    I’ve got some properly chewed up freehubs bodies, gouged a good few mm into the aluminium, it’s never been a huge issue.

    Sadly I dont think the modern Hopes do either

    Buy one of the other brands of cartridge hubs then, there’s enough about.

    amedias
    Member

    On a similar note, what high end wheelset these days uses steel freehub bodies? They’re great when you can save 5 mins getting a cassette off once a year, but aside from that..?

    by ‘high end’ do you mean light weight? Steel bodies are a lot tougher, would never dream of using an Alu freehub on a trials bike, and I’d think twice about SS or DH having cracked a few Alu freehub bodies but never a steel one (yet).

    Buy one of the other brands of cartridge hubs then, there’s enough about.

    I have thanks, I was just airing my experiences and explaining why

    STATO
    Member

    Sorry, I meant the Hopes.

    EDIT: those weights are accurate for hope in QR spec, but without the QR itself.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    amedias – Member

    And I’ve still got some Hopes from 1997 that get ridden and raced in all kinds of filth, still on their original bearings and are still smooth and have never been touched other than clearing the freehub pawls and springs twice a decade, and when they finally do need new bearings it’ll be a 15min hammer job instead of a messy greasy, spanner wiggling adjustment-fest

    can you see the selling point in decent cartridge hubs?

    FWIW I also have a few sets of C+C Shimano hubs myself, I’m not a hub evangelist either way, and deal with plenty of all types in the workshop, I just don’t see the point of all the ‘one true way’ arguing…

    Pros and cons on both sides

    absolutely, all of that, yes.

    i have 2 hope hubs, sorry, 3 hope hubs in the cellar.

    (1 of them needs new bearings, i haven’t used it in years because i haven’t got a clue where to start)

    andyl
    Member

    and if you follow the same thinking you should be able to cannibalise a 10mm QR or 142×12 shimano hub to convert a shimano hubbed wheel. (might want to double check in case it needs to be specific like Zee or XT).

    amedias
    Member

    (1 of them needs new bearings, i haven’t used it in years because i haven’t got a clue where to start)

    if it’s just the main hub shell bearings then

    remove freehub
    hammer + some wood, bang, bang,
    hammer + socket, bang, bang
    replace freehub
    working hub

    or if you do it properly…

    remove freehub
    hammer + hub support tool, bang, bang,
    hammer + bearing seating tool, bang, bang
    replace freehub
    working hub

    If the freehub bearings are shot as well then they’re a little more annoying to get to but not really difficult, I think there are some videos on Youtube and hope website…worth a look and learning yourself because it will save you money in the long run and it really isn’t any more difficult than bash them out and then bash new ones in.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Nice tips, cheers 🙂

    cynic-al
    Member

    😀

    *feels warm inside*

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    So I got into the dead hub. Tapped the cup a couple of times and a large chunk of it fell out. Turns out the hub was more dead than I thought. What tips for getting the outer part of the cup out when there are no inner surfaces left to clobber?

    gonzy
    Member

    Yesterday I whacked a good one out

    too much info…. 😯

    EDIT: bullandbladder beat me to it!!

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