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Old 02-23-13, 03:06 PM   #26
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I would just do the adjustment starting from the lack of trust in what was done in the factory. The cones affect sideway play and their impact changes as you turn the cones and locknuts.
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Old 02-23-13, 03:23 PM   #27
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Did you look at the Shutter Precision hubs? They are the lightest available and look nice. They are only available as far as I know on ebay.
I've been told by a certain blue-star member who seems to know a lot about Shutter Precision that Supernova Lights dynamos (dynamoes?) are in fact rebranded SPs.

I've no experience with their dynamos but I have a Supernova E3 light and the quality and customer service are both top notch.

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Old 02-25-13, 05:58 AM   #28
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Its supposed to feel notchy - leave it alone ffs. It'll feel less notchy over time but never the same as a standard hub.
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Old 02-25-13, 01:13 PM   #29
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Its supposed to feel notchy - leave it alone ffs. It'll feel less notchy over time but never the same as a standard hub.
Calm down, I just don't want to ruin a brand new hub.
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Old 02-25-13, 02:10 PM   #30
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a new Shimano hub is not going to feel notchy from bearings, it's the magnets. I have thought about repacking my older Shimano dynohub, but adjusting it seems like it wouldn't be easy.
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Calm down, I just don't want to ruin a brand new hub.
I dont want you to either, hence my over expressiveness
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Old 03-10-13, 04:17 PM   #32
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really would like to build up a shimano alfine 11 front hub and rear for my troll....all these posts are driving me crazy with desire for dynohubs and IGH...wow! Please break soon derailleurs and hubs
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This was very helpful. Thank you.
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I highly recommend the SP (Shutter Precision) hubs. They are very light weight and low drag, yet cost the same or less than Shimano. I had a dynamo front wheel with SP hub and Velocity Dyad rims built by Longleaf Cycles last summer and it has been trouble free. It looks great and rolls very nicely. The cost was much, much lower than it would have been with a Schmidt hub.
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three year old thread. Not much has changed except I bought a Schmidt SL hub. I also have 2 of the SP 15mm through axle. this is the kind of purchase where you are still using the item long after you've forgotten how much it cost. Granted, the Schmidt cost more than twice what an SP would have, but the pain is already gone from that.
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I was in a bike shop that offered a shimano hub on a pre-built wheel for $99. I hadn't ever really even thought about a dynamo hub, but for $99 I thought there was really no way for me to lose. I put it on my commuter bike (along with $120 headlight and $40 tail light.) That has been many years ago and it's still on my commuter bike - no issues. While I know that the schmidt hub has significantly less drag than my cheapo shimano, I haven't had any issues with reliability. A little over a year ago i converted to an e-bike, I don't care about the drag anymore.
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