Hey guys... here's a quick topic I wanted to see your opinions on...
I just bought an 03' Specialized BigHit Comp right before Christmas.....
I took it into the shop yesterday to have the rear hub tightened.. because it had some side to side play... (i know what the play means... ). The thing is.. I never realized that you have to pull the cassette off just to adjust the hub!?. Sheesh.
Also... I was talking to the main mechanic while he was truing up my wheels... and he was saying that Unsealed hubs are stronger than unsealed hubs... and that Shimano uses unsealed stuff on ALL their hubs (Deores, LX, XT, and even XTR :shock: ). Is this true? Why would Shimano make all their hubs unsealed...? ... I don't get it..
Also.. I'm wondering this... What all rear axles can I fit onto my frame? It has standard drop-outs... could I fit a 9mm axle hub back there? (disc hub). Who all makes 9mm rear disc hubs... 9spd compatible.. and not rediculously expensive ? .
Thanks in advance... I could use all the info on this topic as possible.