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    Hub question?

    Alright I'm building a bike up at my local co-op. I found a nice rear wheel there, however it has a unique hub. One of the volunteers there was telling me about it. It was as he called "the transition between a freewheel and a cassette". It was called something along the lines of a "Michod" hub. The whole thing is like a screw and there there's a lock ring that holds everything in place.

    However the hub is missing the lock ring and the the co-op doesn't have a specific tool needed aswell. He said I could use it if I could find those part, most likely on ebay. But in my absent mindedness I forgot the exact name of the hub. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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    Helicomatic hub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    Helicomatic hub?
    That was it. No idea where i got michod from.

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    Bwaaa Haaaa Haaa! Welcome to helicomatic hell! In fact, there is at least one other thread running right now on them. Either here in C&V or over in mechanics forum.

    Maybe there is nothing wrong with them, but in any case, they are a dead, unsupported technology, so its hard to work with.

    Last set I had I traded to another extremely optimistic BF member. How's that working out for you Redneckwes!?!

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    After reading about it, and checking out the price for tool and lockring. I may be better off just finding a different wheel. Its a shame it was a nice wheel.

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    You don't need the tool. Channel locks with a bit of finesse work just fine. Obtaining the lockring though... maybe not so easy.
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    I replaced a spoke on one and somehow the bike shop that did it was able to get cassette off with out the spcific tool. I could tell there was some stripping involved, but they got the job done and I promptly sold said bike after reading about the hubs on here. Planned obselescence, or maybe just hoping you had to also spend money on the tool also to service it....

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    They all require a special tool to service them.

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    I can't imagine owning a wheel where I couldn't replace the cogs themselves. Is this not a problem?

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