Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Los Angeles area
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Broken pawls on Cane Creek Volos wheels?
I've had a couple of pair of Cane Creek Volos wheels on my road bikes for several years now, really like them, lots of hard use and not a bit of trouble.
So just when I was feeling all good about them, a mechanic at my favorite local bike shop (FLBS) told me "Yeah, they're okay unitl the pawls break!"
Yikes! Now I'm really starting to worry. So I talked to the Cane Creek Tech guy at the Interbike Show and he admitted, yes, that was a problem. I asked him if there was any "on the road" fix in case they broke while I was out on a ride. "No." was all he said.
So I'm asking you experienced bike mechanics,
1. Is this broken pawl with Volos an extremely rare thing, or fairly common?
2. If it does happen on the road, and given that it's unfixable in that context, will the wheel still be rideable, i.e. will I get a functional "fixed gear" out of it? Or . . .
3. Will it freewheel in both directions and I'll be dead in the water (or, really . . . the road)
Rick / OCRR
Last edited by Rick@OCRR; 01-13-10 at 09:54 PM.