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OK to re use hubs to build wheels ?(6 posts)

OK to re use hubs to build wheels ?kmw
Apr 21, 2002 5:19 PM
Can any one tell me if it is ok to reuse old hubs to build a set of wheels ? Also, I assume I should get new spokes and nipples ?

Also, where is a good source for wheel building supplies ?


re: OK to re use hubs to build wheels ?atpjunkie
Apr 21, 2002 6:18 PM
as long as old hubs are compatible with your present drive train it's OK. You should rebuild the hubs most likely as well. Yes you should replace everything but the hubs. As far as supplies there are all kinds of places but do you have any experience building wheels. If not, there is always a guy/girl in your area who is a wheel guru. Have them hook ya up and build them for you, lacing a wheel well is not an easy gig.
Good Luck
re: OK to re use hubs to build wheels ? (Cassette wobbles!)kmw
Apr 21, 2002 6:41 PM
My real issue with this wheel is the excessive amount the cassette wobbles back and forth when coasting. It moves like an 1/8". None of my other wheelset do this. Any ideas ?
Try this:Spoke Wrench
Apr 22, 2002 4:07 PM
Pop off the cassette. Now you can see the freehub body clearly. Try to wiggle it up and down.

If you can see it wiggling against the hub, the freehub body is loose. Remove the axle and insert a 10mm allen wrench into the axle hole to tighten the freehub body onto the hub shell.

If the freehub body seems tight against the hub shell but the outer part of the freehub body is loose, I'd just replace the whole freehub body.
You were right: now where can I get just the freehub body ?kmw
Apr 27, 2002 4:09 AM
Freehub is shot. Wondering if I can get just the body or must buy the whole hub assembly. Hubs are available mail order for approx $50.00.

Any suggestions helpful.

re: OK to re use hubs to build wheels ?JimP
Apr 22, 2002 7:10 AM
I would inspect the hub flanges carefully for any deformation or cracking around the spoke holes.. If the spoke holes aren't perfectly round, I wouldn't use the hub. I had a pair of Campy Record hubs that were works of Italian art but the flanges were so soft that they deformed since they weren't intended for radial lacing; they had little bumps next to each hole. I also have had a pair of Phil Wood hubs that the front hub was reused once and the rear twice and the hubs were still good enough to rebuild the wheels again.