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Discussion: Hub howl

in: Carbon's Offset; Carbon's Offset > 2016-08-07

Aug 8, 2016 10:59 AM # 
Sounds nasty. What make of hub is it?
The DT Swiss I got from you purrs like a kitten, as does my 10 year old one.
Aug 8, 2016 2:12 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Stan's hub that came with the nice light Stan's wheel. The hub was my one uncertainty when I got them, I don't know the reliability of the Stan's hubs. I might look into putting a DT Swiss in this wheel.
Aug 8, 2016 6:26 PM # 
Stans are supposed to be pretty good. Hope you don't want your DT Swiss back!
Aug 8, 2016 11:20 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
The shop found a DT 240S hub for my wheel. Price: $750. Hmmm...,how much did I sell that set of wheels to you for? ;)
Ha, no worries. I even have another DT240S rear hub and it is even the correct number of spoke holes, but still it wouldn't work because it is quick release whereas I am now through axle. Conversion might be possible but then I am converting the axle, the freehub body (9speed to 11 speed) etc, so it might not even be worth it.
I tried to beat the $750 price by looking around but it is still about $550 or more once it is shipped. I think I will go with the Stan's again and just have them serviced once or twice a year (they recommend every 6 months of riding) or before a big trip. Bearings are $24 (not sure if that is for one or both) and labor is about $40. I might even learn to do it myself and then I will have one more geeky thing to fuss about... Fresh bearings for every big ride ;)
Aug 8, 2016 11:25 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Stan's replacement is all being covered on warranty. Hopefully good to go in two weeks for another good weekend, but I'll be stuck to the road bike this weekend unless I can borrow/rent a wheel or a bike.
Aug 9, 2016 11:00 AM # 
Nice to hear! It's not that hard to replace bearings and they're cheap, but you may need a bearing press.
I had a crap hub once that I put decent bearings in and it's been good since (untill the freewheel kacks).
With all the changes in hub spacing and axle diameter, nothing is simple any more.

Eventually I want to put a 650b on the front of my bike, but it means new fork, axle spec and complete wheel I think, so no swapping the CO 26er for a while.
Aug 9, 2016 3:43 PM # 
That sucks... might be a good excuse to buy a second bike;) Only half joking... I've had a few times when one bike goes out of commission for a few weeks and I am glad I can ride the second one.
Aug 9, 2016 4:38 PM # 
Yup, that was why I ended up with a second custom 'bent, and CO's front wheel and rear hub.
Aug 9, 2016 5:38 PM # 
Yup, I got my Specialized while waiting for warranty replacement of a cracked frame on my Gary Fisher!

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