I have a trailo ride planned over the holiday that I really don't want to miss. I think I may have a bad hub. When under heavy load, it seems like its slipping. kind of like it did when I have a worn chain and cassett. I have replaced my chain, cassett and rear derailuer in the last two weeks. its still doing it. is there any way i can rebuild the hub? or even patch it so it work better and not strand me on the trail?I can't afford a rear wheel right now and I don't konw if I can get a new hub by wednessday. I need help this is a ride we have been looking forward to for weeks.
Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
Originally Posted by sydney
Somehow I think this probably has more to do with the freewheel/freehub mechanism and less to do with balls.
I'm with sydney. If it's a Shimano hub, or if it at least has a Shimano freehub body, I'd replace the freehub body. That'll cost you around $30.00 if you do the work yourself or probably twice that if you have a shop do it for you. If it's something like a Formula hub, I'd admit defeat and replace the whole wheel. Either way I'd get it fixed before starting out on a ride that will take me farther from my car than I want to walk back.
There are exceptions of course, but the more that I learn about other brands of hubs the better I like Shimano.