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Freehub grinding

kaytronikakaytronika Posts: 580
edited July 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
It's a Deore freehub from 2003 and it's done about 500 miles now. (I didn't use the bike for years)

It's started grinding on a ride today in Rivington, I think it's bust. Also apparently it's a common fault.

So who makes good replacement freehubs? I don't really want to fork out for another Shimano one and have it fail again after 4 months of riding.

Unfortunately cost, as ever, is a problem... If I can't get it back up and running for next to nowt I'll be back on my 16 year old (and still on it's original freehub after thousands of miles) bike.
'09 Carrera Fury
'94 GT Timberline FS
'89 Saracen Tufftrax


  • I'm not sure how common it is, but my 2003 Deore free hub packed up recently and it's only done 9000 miles! Anyway, I found it was cheaper to buy a complete new hub from Chain Reaction instead of just buy the freehub and swap the freehub (and ballbearings if you like).

  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    what do you mean by grinding?

    does it still work?

    stuck with shimano.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • kaytronikakaytronika Posts: 580
    Thanks, I'm coming to the same conclusion.

    I was hoping it'd last till I could fork out for a new wheelset.
    '09 Carrera Fury
    '94 GT Timberline FS
    '89 Saracen Tufftrax
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