Questions tagged [freehub]

The part of the rear hub which holds the casette. It employs a ratchet and turns only when you pedal. Track bicycles / fixies don't have one.

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Correct tool to remove Uniglide freehub?

I have a coworker's rear wheel to repair. The freehub pawls ceased engaging, resulting in free-spin in both directions. A replacement freehub body is ludicrously expensive, so I want to remove the ...
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My rear wheel is wobbling much after around 3 months of use. Is there any fix that i could do it or should i replace the wheel?

So i checked the few available solutions. But in my case when I hold the wheel and shake it sideways it is not wobbling it is firm. But when I ride I can see the tyre wobbling and it looks like the ...
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Freehub comes free from wheel with cassette attached

I was cleaning my bike and a gust of wind knocked my wheel over which had been standing up against a wall. I found the cassette/freehub detached from the wheel. The end caps don't appear to have a ...
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How to tell which freehub body is a compatible replacement for the one on an old Shimano FH-HG50 rear hub?

I'm working on trying to fix an old Shimano FH-HG50 7-speed rear hub, which skips often and sometimes spins forward without turning the wheel. My questions are: What to look for when buying a ...
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Should the tightness of the QR skewer (rear wheel) affect the freewheel

The tighter I fit my rear QR, the less freely my rear wheel spins. It’s very noticeable. Problem is that when I have the QR quite loose I tend to get a creaky noise from the rear axle under load but ...
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Why does my freehub body have such shallow lockring threads?

My new freehub body (right) has much shallower threads than my old one (left). The threads are so shallow that I cannot properly install the cassette lockring. They are both for Campagnolo 9/10/11 ...
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Can I saw off broken freehub

I have a very old bike (circa 1996) with broken Shimano Altus 7 speed, hyperglide-c freehub. The freehub is freely rotating in both directions. I had removed the cassette, but it seems that there is ...
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What's the difference between Shimano HG and SRAM XD free hubs?

I know that the Shimano free hub is pretty common. I think it's called HyperGlide (HG). But now I heard that SRAM has a free hub called XD. What is this? What is the difference? When do I need it? Can ...
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mtb hubs why is his hubs louder but on paper they are the same

My mate and I purchased bikes. I got a Norco HT 2 and he has a Norco FS 3. On paper we have the same hubs but mine is silent, and his is decently loud when coasting. Why is that?
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Freehub has some play

I just got a new Zip 303s Wheelset and the freehub has some play that you can see on this video. I am not sure whether this is normal or not. Could you help me here?
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Chinese Hub identification help?

I bought some carbon cyclocross wheels in 2014 on ebay from seller diybike. (listing long gone). After 13,000km the freehub body has seen better days. Trying to source a replacement without swapping ...
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Freehub with sealed/cartridge bearings

I decided to buy a new freehub and replace it myself, as the one I had broke down (started spinning to both sides). However, I didn't realize the new freehub has sealed/cartridge bearings as opposed ...
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Probs removing the Freehub from Mavic Ksyrium Pro UST

Finally managed to remove end caps after reading helpful tips on this site... now cannot get the freehub off. Researched the manual... there do not appear to be any further retention devices, but its ...
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How to get a 7-speed bike with a freewheel on a direct drive trainer

My wife has a 2017 Specialized Alibi Step Through. Specs can be found here: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/alibi-step-through/p/154232?color=&searchText=B6617-7402 I have recently ordered a ...
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Freehub silent after service

I have just picked up my bike from a full service - all parts were taken apart, cleaned, lubed etc. My ride home was really nice and quiet, and then I realised: my freehub is now completely silent. I ...
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Rear wheel is loose and wobbles at even the tightest setting

I recently had my rear wheel and hub replaced because the older one was bent. When I came back home I found that the guy who fixed it left it loose, so much so that I could pick up the wheel and shake ...
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Smallest sprocket doesn't fit on freehub?

I bought a second hand bike with a Campagnolo Super Record 11 groupset (the pre-2015 version). I have been experiencing shifting difficulty since I bought it, and took it to a mechanic. The mechanic ...
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How do I tighten this 10s Shimano splined freehub? 2008 Cannondale CAAD9 R5 - WH-R550

The rear wheel on my Cannondale has been having freehub play for some time now. I've tried using an hex key to tighten the freehub, but to no avail. The wheel is a WH-R550 rear wheel. The 11mm hex key ...
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Freewheel replacement for a touring tandem bike

I have an older touring tandem bike that we use to go on long trips. The gear setup is 3x7. I noticed that we hardly ever use the smallest 3 cogs on the freewheel (of course together with the largest ...
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Which Shimano freehub body fits Campagnolo Calima?

I have a Campagnolo Calima C17 wheel set with currently a Campagnolo freehub body (FH-BU015) on it. Does anyone know which type of Shimano freehub body fits on this wheel hub? I searched but I cant ...
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Can you identify this freehub from a 2014 Boardman CX Comp?

I need to replace this freehub from my 2014 Boardman CX Comp as it's becoming incredibly sticky. There's not a lot to identify it. It's stamped 'M M P' on the side. Trial and error has found an 11mm ...
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Freewheel with lock ring, what is this?

I rescued a bike from the trash and want to convert from 7 speed to 9 speed. The biggest sprocket has "Lock Ring Type" printed on, so I assumed it was a 7 speed cassette (and I wanted to ...
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new freehub body seems too tight after installation

Is it normal for a new freehub body to feel tight. I changed a freehub body on a Velocity hub and it does not spin as freely as I am accustom to seeing on other hubs (and the original Velocity hub).
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Novatec QR D812SB max speed?

Can anybody tell the specification of Novatec QR D812SB? I'm looking to buy used wheelset using these hub. Can I use Shimano 11 Speed using this? I am looking at this https://issuu.com/novatecwheels/...
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Reynolds freehub body with indents [duplicate]

I have a Reynolds AR62 wheel on my road bike. When I took off the Shimano CS-R7000 11-28 cassette, I noticed some indents on the freehub body (see image below). The indents are only present at the ...
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Fulcrum Racing 5 LG freehub replacement - drag

I just replaced a Fulcrum racing 5 LG free hub. Once it was all together, it seems a bit tight. With the bike on the stand, when I spin the pedals, and release, the pedals continue to rotate. So the ...
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White Industries ENO on a Hope hub

There seem to be two approaches to single speed freewheels: Screw on to the hub a combined freewheel/sprocket combination (eg. White Industries ENO) Slide on a single sprocket to an existing splined ...
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Freehub disengages and then rengages — what is the issue?

I have a Hope Pro hub and shimano freehub body with 11 speed cassette on my MTB. Recently when pedalling on occasion the resistance in the pedals disappears (like the chain has come off). It seems as ...
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Converting my Raleigh Equipe to a single speed: Can I use a conversion kit?

I am a complete bike novice and am trying to convert my raleigh equipe road bike into a single speed (after a plastic bag blew out my rear derraileur). I have purchased a single speed conversion kit: ...
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Freehub pawl system vs star ratchet system

If you were to choose between a Hope Pro 4 hub and a DT Swiss 350 or 240, purely based on their freehub types, ie Hope's pawl system or DT's ratchet system, which would you choose and why? The main ...
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Bike attached to TACX flux smart trainer makes a clunking house and chain feels like skipping

I have a bike which I use as normal as well as cycling indoors with my tacx flux smart trainer (direct drive, take the back wheel off). Without the trainer, my bike runs smoothly with no issues. When ...
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Freehub movement on Reynolds hub--is this OK?

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?
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12 speed cassette touching spokes

Upgraded from 3x9 to 1x12 and encountered the problem with cassette touching spokes. Cassette is Sunrace MZ90 which is advertised as compatible with Shimano Hyperglide freehub bodies. Hub is Shimano ...
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Extending range on SRAM PG-1130 cassette / cassette specification

I'm considering buying a Kona Rove ST bike with a 1x drivetrain setup. However, one concern I have is a limited range of higher gears (40:11 ratio for the highest gear). I would like to have some more ...
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PG-1130 11 speed cassette hub compatibility

I am building a rear wheel and I have a PG-1130 Sram Cassette(11-42T). On the specifications they say: 11-42t cassette fits 10 and 11-speed non-XD™ driver bodies (1.85mm spacer is required for 11-...
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Shimano 105 freehub FH-5800 - pawls not engaging, repair or replace?

After a thorough clean and (over) oiling with WD40, my Shimano 105 FH-5800 freehub stopped engaging. Sounds like a common fail: I had previously thought that more oil = better. Live and learn! Bike ...
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Do I need to put some grease on free hub or keep it dry?

I have a dilemma with put on some grease on the freehub body or not. Because some people recommend to keep it dry?
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Is this freehub a Shimano or Campagnolo type?

I'm looking at purchasing a used Fulcrum Racing 5 wheelset to go with my Shimano 10 speed cassette. The seller is unsure if the freehub is Shimano or Campagnolo but has provided pictures. Does anyone ...
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Replacing Bontrager Race Lite Freehub

I had excessive play between my cassette cogs, taking the cassette off revealed that the splines are quite chattered up and I believe this is the source of the play. I've ordered a new freehub from ...
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Should I upgrade the hub, cassette or wheel so my bike will make a sound when I don't pedal?

I have a Hardtail 29' M Niner 2016, Shimano XT 10 speed, everything is perfect but I always wanted to have that sound from the hub when I go for a ride, so I want to know what I need to upgrade to ...
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How to reinstall a freehub with cartridge bearings?

My road bike's freehub has an issue - the outer part of the body has about 1mm of play against the axle, resulting in a wobbly cassette. The freehub still functions but it needs replacing. It's a ...
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How to silence a creaking cassette/freehub body

I have a DT Swiss ARC 1400 Dicut 63 rear wheel. It has a Shimano rear derailleur 11 speed LIGHT (ASL11) freehub body and I have an Ultegra 11-28 11-speed cassette. After a few weeks it started to ...
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Cannot remove freehub body

I have searched through Stack Exchange and found another question about a stuck freehub, but I am confused about which direction to turn the 12mm hex wrench to loosen the freehub. It is an 8-speed ...
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Can we fit an 11 speed cassette to new Shimano XTR 12 speed hub?

I'm looking for a very silent hub. Upon searching, I came across with Onyx hubs which definitely has no sound. I really like it, but my budget doesn't. So I've searched a little more and found Shimano'...
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SRAM XD cassette will not fit on the splines of an XDR driver

I have an 11 speed 10-42 XD cassette that I am trying to fit on an XDR driver (this one - https://www.alltricks.com/F-41493-pieces-roues/P-676097-fulcrum_body_sram_xdr). No matter how I turn the ...
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10 speed Shimano freehub to fit an Ultegra 6800 wheel

I’ve put a CS HG800 11-34 11 speed cassette on my ultegra 6800 wheel, along with the higher capacity RD8000 GS derailleur. Problem is the cassette is actually made for a 10 speed mountain free hub so ...
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Can FH9000 rear freehub be put on bicycle with 7800 Dura Ace group?

My bike is a Coppi Wing with a 7800 Dura Ace group. My cassette is a 10-speed CS 5700 for Tiagra. I have to replace my freehub. Will a Dura-Ace 9000-series freehub fit?
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Is Shimano the only company with a sealed ratchet mechanism in their freehubs?

Most freehub designs have exposed rachets when the freehub cassette body and hub are disassembled. So much care must be taken to keep the mechanism clean and free from dirt an dust. Shimano's freehub ...
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What is this Allen bolt on my novatech freehub, and what does it do?

I've been servicing the novatech freehub on my Kona cyclo-cross bike after a particularly filthy ride. When removing the freehub I noticed this tiny Allen bolt by the inner pawls of the freehub. When ...
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How to you remove the seal from a Deore XT FH-M8000 freehub?

When first installing (or overhauling) Shimano rear hubs, I usually pull the freehub, lift the seal off the back side (where the splines are that engage the hub body) and then heat the freehub with a ...