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XT Free hubs

rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
edited July 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
What do i need to remove and replace a Shimano XT freehub body?

Is this something I can do being fairly competent with a spanner and a set of allen keys?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    a 10mm allen key for most.

    but the correct info can be found on shimanos webby with the correct pat number........
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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    You'll also need 15 & 17mm cone spanners to remove the axle

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-hel ... ub-service
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    I have all the tools it would seem, Just not the confidence.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    If you have ever adjusted cup and cone bearings you already have the skills needed. A vice and an axle holder are handy but not essential really the only awkward part is adjusting the bearings after you have put it back together oh and finding the ball bearing you just dropped. Whilst you have the hub apart do a complete service with a clean of everything and shiny new balls and new grease.

    I did a swap last week and decided to cut the old knackered freehub up to see what was inside

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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    nicklouse wrote:
    a 10mm allen key for most.
    And a MASSIVE extension bar, a good breakfast, maybe some rest before you start, and a massive dose of MTFU and grunting help too.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    I took it to the LBS in the end. I doubt i would of ever got the free hub off of the Hub that CRC sent me as a warranty replacement.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Getting a freehub off an unlaced hub is an exercise in futility. I bent a 6 foot steel bar trying to remove a saint freehub, how you'd apply that torque to a dinky little hub, I have no idea.
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