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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Replacement freehub

I am wanting to replace my existing free-hub, it came with the Giant SL1 disc centre lock wheel I bought and I assume it is a Shimano. I am running Tiagra gears and a 10 speed cassette. Can i just ...
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Identifying replacement freehub

I’ve been tasked to source a replacement freehub, any ideas what this type would be? Might be obvious forgive my ignorance! Forgot to mention, it’s from a Marin bike. That’s all I know so far
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Specialized tri-spoke rear wheel free hub replacement?

I'm looking to replace the free hub on my Specialized tri-spoke rear wheel. Can't seem to find a model number,and would love to put an 11-speed free hub. Hope for some help?
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Upgrading Joytech hub from 8 speed to 10 speed

I have a Joytech hub and I'm planning to upgrade from 8 to 10 speed. With my Joytech rear hub, do I need to change my hub first and does my hub support 10 cogs?
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Can I swap freehub bodies?

Background I have an 8 speed 26" freehub/cassette based wheel on my MTB. It runs a 7 speed MTB cassette with a spacer and 7 speed shifter. It works fine. I also own a 20" folding bike that has a 6 ...
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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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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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Schwinn sidewinder 21 gear slipping?

If rear tire is off the ground, the wheel will spin when pedaled. When wheel is on the ground the pedals will move the chain in any gear but will not move the rear wheel. The chain is not losing ...
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Freehub stuck on wheel

The freehub doesn't quite roll as smoothly as before. Pedalling back actually turns the wheel back if it's free spinning. So we thought we'd take the body off to clean it and see if anythings broken ...
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What 11-32 10 speed cassettes will work with Shimano 105 5700 freehub?

I have a Shimano 105 5700 10 speed hub, currently with a 12-27 cassette. I want to go to an 11-32 cassette. There is no 5700 10 speed cassette that goes beyond the 12-27. There is an Ultegra 11-32 (...
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Freewheel vs cassette geared hub motors serviceability

With ebike conversion kits there appears to be 2 types of rear hub motors: the ones that accept a cassette and a freewheel (see the image below from this aliexpress item) Is the freewheel option more ...
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9 of 10 on 7 speed freehub

I recently acquired a set of wheels that have a 7 speed freehub. the freehub is not long enough to accommodate an 8/9/10 speed cassette. After reading Sheldon Browns post on 9 of 10 on 7 .. Any 7-...
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8spd to 11spd upgrade [duplicate]

So I am upgrading my Trek 1.1 (2016) from 8speed Shimano Claris to an assortment of Shimano Ultegra 6800, 105 5800. I just bought a 11speed cassette to complete the major parts (it hasn't shipped yet)....
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Shimano RS505 freehub body replacement

I need to replace the freehub body on a RS505 hub but I can't find the FH-RS505 hub for sale anywhere. I've checked the Shimano compatibility section for this hub. It looks as though all the ...
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135mm Hub Bodies that accept XD driver

So I'm looking around for a way to convert my three ring crank 8 speed drive train to a single cog 12 speed setup. I currently have a 135mm hub. My idea is to buy a new wheel and a compatible hub and ...
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Replacement Freehub cassette

I'm planning on changing my cassette to 11-32. Im running a Shimano 12-28 8 speed at the moment. I have no markings on my old cassette and I'm a little confused at all the letters and numbers they ...
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shimano CS-5600 compatible rear hub and freehub body

What rear hubs and/or freehub bodies are compatible with a Shimano 105 5600 10-speed 12-25T cassette?
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Campagnolo Zonda Ratchet sound

I bought a Campagnolo Zonda C17 recently and noticed how quiet the ratcheting noise was. My friend owns a pair of Zondas but his one is really loud. why is mine silent? i use a 15 cassette.
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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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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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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 ...
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Was the freewheel ever unidirectional?

A follow up to What is this device attached to the seat-tube? Having got the rear wheel down, I see the freewheel only rotates in one direction. In the other direction I expected the freewheel to ...

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