Slipping hub on DT Swiss M1800 when cold?
I serviced this hub on my Canyon a few weeks ago. It’s about 18 months old and springs, pawls etc all looked Ok. I cleaned it up and used light wet chain lube; Finish line I think.
It has worked great since in the cold & wet but I was up on Harden Moor last week with the temp about 1-4deg C and found that the freehub would not engage properly; just a bit stiff in rotation with no pawl noise or power transfer to the wheel. It all was back to normal when I go home so can only think it might be some low temperature problem, perhaps due to the viscosity of the lube or metal contraction. It did this once before when below freezing (before recent service) but is usually fine in the cold; all a bit mysterious.
Any one on the STW massive come across this?Posted 4 years ago
So it needs a strip out with a check for water and excess grease, and possibly renew lube with light teflon grease.
Pretty sure I used the Finish Line wet lube:
so may be go for a lighter lower viscosity type if I can’t easily find the DT Swiss stuff. I’ve got F Line Teflon dry which should work?
Also have Park Polylube, Stendec easyglide waterproof and Finish Teflon greasePosted 4 years ago
Strip down done and still no better so will get the 2 pawl & spring kit from CRC; cheap @7 quid and comes with grease too.
I’m hoping the freehub body is Ok though it looks a bit marked on the inside.Posted 4 years ago
Anyone here know where to get one please?
Pawls do engage better now but ratchet & ring sub-assy slips within the freehub shell! A bit poor really but not the weather at all it would seem….
Anyone seen this? If not; this is a PSA.
Needs a new hub body. I’m told for DT Swiss AM1800 the Onyx/Cerit fits onto 4.7mm needle cage.
http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/58/hbdt869/dt-swiss-onyx-freehub-body-shimano.htmlPosted 4 years ago
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