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Old 05-12-10, 12:18 AM   #1
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Novatech Dynamo Hub Service

I have a Novatech dynamo hub,I`m pleased with.How often should it be serviced?.
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Old 11-19-10, 10:35 PM   #2
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I have one too and wonder the same question. It does have a loose ball bearing system, so at some point you will need to re-grease. I got mine a few months ago, so am postponing thinking about grease.
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As far as the bearings go, it should be the same as any classic cup/cone front hub. If lubed with grease, and seeing normal service, it should be able to go 1 year or about 5,000 miles between overhauls, which has kept my Campy hubs going for over 50,000 miles of mixed weather riding. If they get very rough service, ie, lots of dirt, rain, road salt shorten the interval based on your experience, and certainly repack them if they sound dirty or gritty.

BTW, if you're a year round commuter, the best time for service is early Spring to make sure all the salt is flushed out, and if lubing twice a year add the Fall to go into the winter with maximum weather protection.
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I have a Novatech dynamo hub,I`m pleased with.How often should it be serviced?.

I hate to jack your thread, but the question can be broadened out to the Shimano and the SON hubs as well.
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I hate to jack your thread, but the question can be broadened out to the Shimano and the SON hubs as well.
SON hubs have sealed cartridge bearings (well, mine does). Somewhat different overhaul procedure.
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According to their website the hub uses sealed radial bearings. This one looks different. Go to technical then other. http://www.novatec.com.tw/novatec/english/index.phphttp://www.novatec.com.tw/novatec/english/index.phphttp://www.novatec.com.tw/novatec/english/index.phphttp://www.novatec.com.tw/novatec/english/index.phphttp://www.novatec.com.tw/novatec/english/index.phphttp://www.novatec.com.tw/novatec/english/index.php

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