The freehub on my Reynolds wheel moves a bit horizontally when off the bike. Is there a problem with it, or is it working as designed?

  • That doesn't look right - it would screw up gear changes. When you have the cassette and lockring on does the hub movement stop/reduce ?
    – Criggie
    May 4, 2020 at 0:05
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    It still moves with cassette and lockring on, but doesn't seem to affect shifting. I only took the cassette off because I wanted to test out another wheel (to make sure I could use it as a spare). I don't think it moves once it is fitted on the bike. May 4, 2020 at 0:44

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I think what's going on in that video is either a slip fit endcap has partially slid off, or a threaded one is loose. If they're slip fit than of course it will all be fine once the wheel is back on the bike. If threaded, they should be re-tightened.

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    Thanks so much Nathan--obviously I know next to nothing about hubs, but you gave me the right terms to search for--it's threaded and just needs to be tightened. May 4, 2020 at 1:31

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