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EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can someone please explain how to >(8 posts)

EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can someone please explain how to >Live Steam
Jul 24, 2001 6:46 PM
get the pawls back in the free wheel of a Campy Record hub? The hub needed servicing very badly so I cleaned everything and regreased. I can't figure how to get the little springs and pawls from moving out of place when reinserting back into the hub base. Any help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!
re: EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can someone please explain how to >Roller Racer
Jul 24, 2001 7:44 PM
A tool should have come with the hub for this very purpose. It is a simple piece of wire in a round shape with a bend in one end so you can hook it over the other end.

If I didn't have the tool, I would probably try using a rubber band to hold the pawls in place while slipping them into the hub, and then removing it just before it gets stuck. It does take a bit of work even with the tool to get the pawls to engage and stay in place while still being able to remove the tool.

Good luck.
I tried the rubberband but >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.Live Steam
Jul 24, 2001 7:56 PM
it just got in the way. I was able to slip the axle with the freewheel, pawls and all most of the way in. Then as the paws started to engage the hub, I used the tip of a small screwdriver and pushed each in so that it allowed the assembly to sit in and engage the pawls. A little tedious, but I am happy with the results. Thanks for your reply though.
I tried the rubberband but >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.ferdie
Jul 25, 2001 4:21 AM
Ha hah ha! First before I tell you, you must say that this annoying business is all about >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Been there - done that...Kevin M
Jul 25, 2001 5:24 AM
go to your LBS who sells Campy and ask for the ~$3 special Campy tool (yes it does exist) to hold the pawls and springs together. It took me 30 minutes to get my 8 spd Mirage hub together without, but 30 seconds with this nifty tool.
re: EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can someone please explain how to >dug
Jul 25, 2001 6:13 AM
I agree with ferdie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
'Live Steam'is annoying>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
see if you can figure it out all by yourself
have a good day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How does it go?Kristin
Jul 25, 2001 7:28 AM
Souiee! :-)

Dug, please take a valium or something! You're way to harsh. You should try posting some useful information--it may make you feel better.
wrap dental floss around themclub
Jul 25, 2001 9:59 AM
one turn, don't knot it, let the ends hang out when assembling, then just pull the floss out once the pawls are seated. Easy as pie.