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New *Trail Bell*(3 posts)

New *Trail Bell*peter in NVA
Sep 17, 2003 12:44 PM
Just splurged on new wheels with King Hubs for the sole reason I loved the color (red). I've already had hikers turn around saying they thought it was raining because of the noise from the ring drive when freewheeling. The quick engagement is kind of nice, too.

Anyone have experience with these hubs for cross? The owners manual suggested they are not super sealed and need some initial adjustment, which I don't understand.
re: New *Trail Bell*slide13
Sep 18, 2003 5:29 AM
I'm running King hubs on my cross bike, but I havn't had them for very long yet. I have noticed that people deffinetly hear you coming better when you coast. I've gotten in the habit of coasting a little bit before I pass someone just so they know that I'm there.

So far I really like the hubs a lot. The initial adjustments are just to account for the fac that the hubs haven't ever been adjusted when built into a wheel. Once I built my wheels around the hubs, everything seemed ok. After riding for about 20mins the rear hub became loose. I took the wheel out, tightened the hubs (which is incredibly easy to do with only 2 5mm allen wrenches) and havn't had to touch it since.
Thanks for the infopeter in NVA
Sep 18, 2003 9:11 AM
I use the "coasting" as a warning too. The rear seems a little lose so I'll adjust it as you noted.
Got my last dry ride in this A.M.-nobody was out-truly the calm before the storm.