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Rolf Vector Pro rear hub(8 posts)

Rolf Vector Pro rear hubAndy
Aug 27, 2002 10:48 AM
I've put about 4,000 miles on my Vector Pro wheelset. Ever since I've had the wheels, the rear freewheel mechanism was very loud. I recently had the wheel serviced and now the freewheel is whisper quiet. The difference is like night and day. I was wondering if any other "Pro" owners had loud freewheel mechanisms.
re: Rolf Vector Pro rear hubRickC5
Aug 27, 2002 11:23 AM
Both my bike and my wife's bike (both Treks) came with Vector Pros and the freewheel mechanisms are virtually silent.
re: Rolf Vector Pro rear hubStmbtDave
Aug 27, 2002 11:37 AM
Any idea what was done when you had the wheel serviced? My Pro hub is very noisy and I would love to quiet it down. I have tried lubing it but that simply muffles the noise and it doesn't last long.
I'll ask my LBS what they didAndy
Aug 27, 2002 11:53 AM
I know they disassembled the guts of the hub because they looked at the internal parts and said they didn't look like they were damaged. They also told me there was no lube left and they used a "special" waterproof grease to lube the mechanism.

It wasn't the loud freehub that made me take it in... I was used to it after 4,000 miles. It was making a noise similar to the sound of marbles rolling around inside the hub body. I thought it was my bottom bracket at first. All is well now. The guy that fixed it is not working today so I'll call tomorrow to get the info.
They said it was too complicated to explain to meAndy
Aug 30, 2002 10:56 AM
I asked them what they did to fix the loud freewheel mechanism and they said it was too difficult to explain. Well... I tried...
...and they'd have to kill you if they told you!grzy
Aug 30, 2002 11:43 AM
What a crock. There's NOTHING on a bike that is that complicated especially if some $8/hr guy can do it. Either that or he thinks you're really really dumb. ;-(

The real problem is that the Rolf wheel design and problems are so bad that it's embarassing to tell anyone the truth about what's really going on. Shimano, Campy, Mavic, Hugi, Chris King, Phil Wood and many other quality hub manufacturers *never* use that excuse - then they don't build crap either.
from what I understand . . .Andy
Aug 30, 2002 2:52 PM
The rolf vector pro's use the hugi (sp?) hubs.

I wonder what I could get for this wheelset on eBay?
Just keep thempaul3d
Sep 1, 2002 7:18 AM
These are good wheels and worth keeping. Hang on to them and you will find a they'll give you many more trouble free miles.