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Old 04-18-14, 03:10 PM   #1
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Need axel parts for Rolf Vector Comp wheel

I'm looking for a pair of axel parts for the front Rolf Vector Comp wheel. I picked up a good deal on a pair of these wheels, but so far, have been unable to locate the correct parts. I'm looking for the two parts (the left and right) shown in this pic:

Can anyone tell me where I might find them?
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Old 04-18-14, 03:18 PM   #2
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Isn't the Rolf company still in Eugene Oregon?
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Old 04-18-14, 03:50 PM   #3
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Yes, they are still around, but unfortunately, according to this page on their site, they don't sell or service the parts: http://www.rolfwheels.com/Tech_pdfs/.../IDmyWheel.pdf

My wheels say "Vector". They were Trek wheels. I tried contacting the company, but no luck. Trek hasn't put Rolf wheels on their bikes in over a decade, and they no longer stock parts. I also tried a couple LBS, without success.
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They may do business with a bike-shop , but not the public, directly.. its common.

or being discontinued for so long.. other than having a custom machined, just for you, replica, you are possibly SOL.
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I'm afraid it's going to have to be custom machined, or nothing.
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It's either a Fulcrum or a Novatec hub.
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Thanks! This info will help me track down the parts. BTW, here's another shot of the part I'm looking for. After seeing this, could you tell better if it's a Fulcrum or Novatec hub?

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Here's a pic of my hub that's missing the axel parts:
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Thanks! This info will help me track down the parts. BTW, here's another shot of the part I'm looking for. After seeing this, could you tell better if it's a Fulcrum or Novatec hub?

I am sorry. I had a brain fart. I should have said Formula.
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looks like the hub is fairly conventional.. I see 9 spoke heads, so an 18 spoke hub .. including both sides....

if you are not able to buy a new 18 spoke hub, maybe use a 36 hole hub and use only half the holes skip every other one.
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Definition of AXEL

A jump in figure skating from the outer forward edge of one skate with 11⁄2 turns taken in the air and a return to the outer backward edge of the other skate.
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And Eddy's kid.
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I am sure that is a Formula hub and the end cap is a friction fit. I have no idea where you might find it.
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Look on ebay. Those rear wheels seem to fail/get trashed frequently enough, and rather than try and find a paired spoke rim to rebuild them with a lot of people will just try and get what they can for the hub. Which is not much, since most people don't usually rebuild the hubs.

Ok, so I didn't see anything on ebay right now but keep your eye on it.
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This thread represents another reason I'm on the soapbox for Shimano hubs.

Although I seriously frown upon the profusion of front cone types in their wheelset hubs... AFAIK that's just in the straight-pull and reverse-spoke types though, and only on the front.

And since they're a big mob who aren't going anywhere, presumably these cones will be available for years to come... and generally, all you might ever need to buy for a Shimano hub if you know how to adjust one, is one set of cones and bearings, if you got it second-hand. So the question mark only applies to second-hand stuff of the fancier type, maybe only at some point in the future.

Campy support is probably in the same league, but it's hard to think of anyone else coming close, and Shimano's rear hub design pwns, and ubiquity rules.

The only reasons to look elsewhere are as follows:

1. Serious weight weenie

2. Chris King or other boutique brand fanboy

3. You only have fancy wheelsets with proprietary spokes, or integral hubs, ala Lightweight, see #1 , really.

4. Um...

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This thread represents another reason I'm on the soapbox for Shimano hubs.
Were talking about a 15+ year old wheels here, which the current RolfPrima company has nothing to do with. These were OEM wheels for Trek bikes BITD.

For Shimano, yes they do support their product, but only for 2-3 generations, which is about the 10 year mark, after that unless it's compatible with a current part, your on your own.

For Campagnolo, all the talk of ability to rebuild their products, is great, unless you have a rear hub which needs a cone they no longer make.
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[QUOTE=jimc101;16692423]Were talking about a 15+ year old wheels here, which the current RolfPrima company has nothing to do with. These were OEM wheels for Trek bikes BITD.

For Shimano, yes they do support their product, but only for 2-3 generations, which is about the 10 year mark, after that unless it's compatible with a current part, your on your own.

You can usually find shimano cones after 10 years. After market companies like Wheels Manufacturing makes cones for the middle range hubs. They aren't as good about some of the Durace stuff.
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Amazon.com : Fulcrum Axle Caps for 15mm : Bike Hubs : Sports & Outdoors

This link show the type of thing I'm looking for. However, these Axle Caps fit a 15mm hole. The ones I need will fit a 13mm.
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Rolf Spokes

I'm STILL running (2 sets)
Rolf Vector/Comps!
They've been good to me, quiet,are easy & quick to tune when they need it, upgraded one set to ceramics, extra parts should I really need.
A blue set & a red set
The blue I got for <$50. for my
Miyata 1400A
The red came mounted on my
Fondriest Carbon Lex.
The blue suffered chainsuk carnage to the 5 inners! Still rideable if I mind the nasty stuff, but.....
Now & again somebody has matched pairs on eBay for...*$30./set* !!!!!
I held out 2 1/2yrs..finally came a fella that gave me 6 matched pr. for
~$40.~ !!!! Boufht, paid for, delivered, perfect & worth every penny & allll the search in.
So, I put them aside for one of those wintery blizzard day inside by the fireplace kinda projects. . ...
And....um.....WELL '?!?
REEEAL nifty spot I stashed 'um in. ..(senior moment, wait..I'm only 50)
you got it, your guess is good as any
high n lo, sidewaz & everything....can't locate the* #%^~°żĄ '!'!!
ANYbody got or hear of a stash, maybe a decapitated rear or? ????
I been happy with them, often run
1red/1blue each bike n they're good nuff for me.
Here's the particulars ;
~288 DT Aero 2.0/1.3 x5~
'99 &'00 Rolf/Vector Comps ran
DT Swiss Onyx hubs.
It's the drive side I really need but am open minded as far as your particular case, an entire wheel isn't necessarily out of the pic., but you may have guessed I'm usually on a real tight budget. But hey, let's see if we can work it out.
I've still got the original 105 wheels for the Miyata a bought a used set of Aksium Race, ...
Nostalgia I guess.

Thanx for your time & all
Keep the rubber side down
RIDE ONNNNN
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