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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by mack, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Has any one ever had any experience with them? I dont have enough money for a ringle or hadley and was wondering if they were solid?
     
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  2. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Keep saving your pennies for that Hadley.

    I had a TP hub and the freehub stripped itself because they packed it with sticky grease which kept the pawls from fully engaging in the teeth.

    If you do get one take it apart and remove the grease. Replace with something like Phil Wood Tenacious Oil. Good 'ol 30wt would be better than the grease.

    Mike
     
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  3. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    I had heard of the free hubs stripping. Hmmm. Im not very heavy, but i will be sure to take it apart and put some heavy oil in there instead. They probably packed it with grease to deaden the sound?

    I really cant afford a hadley or DT hub right now. Jenson has a ringle hub for 126, but my ringle hub just broke, so im not so sure i want to go back to another one.
     
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  5. Spunger

    Spunger Git yer dumb questions here

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    I've heard way too many horror stories with Atomlabs. Wouldn't touch it.

    Hope Bulbs are sick hubs for under $200. Convertable from QR to 12mm TA, sealed bearings, and the parts are easy to come by. I've got one and love it.

    If you are going the custom route, Hadley/Hope/DT Swiss seem like the good choice. I don't think much touches Hope hubs in the price range of $200-
     
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    H A D L E Y. if you don't have enough money right now just save your change for a month. you won't be sorry. DO NOT buy a ringle because it will break and there's a good chance customer service will be nowhere to be found.... cash down the drain. i'd tell my horror story but i don't feel like typing it now.

    if you're desperate tho i have heard a lot of really good things about Hope hubs. but there's a site that sells Hadleys for 235. just wait, it's worth it.
     
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  7. mack

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    I went with the Hope.
     
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    sweet. i'm sure it's good stuff
     
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    I snapped a Ringle too...
     
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  10. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Really? I dont know what it was about it, but it broke at the wierdest spot.