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Freehubs?

pbamfpbamf Posts: 69
edited January 2009 in Road beginners
My freehub has seen better days and is now slipping, are they all interchangeable i.e. any Shimano freehub will fit a shimano wheel, or are they specific for the hub.

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  • croggycroggy Posts: 116
    When my freehub wore out I removed it and took it to the LBS and bought an identical one.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    some are interchangeable in the shimano range and some are not.
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  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    Freehubs are quite expensive, how much is the wheel worth ? The last freehub I bought was about twenty five pounds, a cheap set of wheels are fifty. Try stripping the axle out then remove freehub with an allen key then dribble some oil into it. Apparently they do come to bits but not sure how and they are full of ball bearings. Have fun :wink:
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  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    John C. wrote:
    Apparently they do come to bits but not sure how and they are full of ball bearings

    This shows you how
    http://www.icebike.org/Equipment/freehub.htm
    (obviously you don't need to 'winterize' it unless you're doing the Iditabike...)
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