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Old 01-15-16, 06:41 PM
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Replacement freehub body for Rolf Vector wheel?

A customer donated an old set of Rolf Vector wheels. The freehub is shot but the rest is in acceptable shape.

Since I will be selling them for next to nothing after I refurb them, there is no way I'm going to pay Trek's price for a new replacement (assuming they even have them, which is unlikely).

Anybody have a serviceable one lying around? Or know of a source? Thank you
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Old 01-15-16, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ClarkinHawaii View Post
. . . there is no way I'm going to pay Trek's price for a new replacement . . .
What is Trek's price, BTW?
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Old 01-15-16, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by AnkleWork View Post
What is Trek's price, BTW?
I have not heard back from them yet. Nevertheless I am 100% sure that I will not be getting the part from them--these wheels do not justify an expenditure of more than maybe $20.
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I got an 8 speed freehub body off the Bay for $13 shipped. fits all 8+ shimano stuff...
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When you say shot, is this the bearing, or the actual body of the freehub?

I the bearing, they should be an easy replacement with OTS bearing, if it's the body, then the wheel is probably scrap, Rolf (Trek era) are getting on for 15 years OOP now, and the current Rolf Prima have never supported the older line.
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What make is the hub? Does it take a Shimano compatible freehub body? If so, maybe a bike shop in your area has a few trashed wheels around you could salvage a freehub from.
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Old 01-15-16, 08:07 PM
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the higher end rolf hubs are white industries
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OK, here's the story--

This freehub is not interchangeable with the freehub off a Shimano-branded hub--I tried. The splines meshing the hub with the freehub are differently configured. The hub has the word Rolf written on it. The problem is that when the freehub is firmly attached to the hub (with an 11mm hex key, I might add), it jiggles the same way that a cassette in need of a spacer jiggles. I thought if somebody on here happened to have one, I would go ahead and refurb this wheel--if not, it's trash.
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I'm under the impression those might be a DT swiss freehub. Not that that makes it any cheaper.
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I think those were Formula hubs if that's any help.
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Last I heard Rolf was in Eugene OR , tried a search for his website ?


Now you know why someone else Gave it Away ..

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Reply from Trek, which controlled Rolf when these wheels were built--

Hey Clark,
Thanks for writing Trek. There are a couple of different freehubs you may need depending on what kind of hub your wheelset has.

The Vector Carbon from 2000-01 used the DT240 style hub platform. The freehub body for those is in stock in our US warehouses. The part number is W276496. The Vector Pro from this same period used the same hub platform.
The Vector Pro from 1998-99 used a different style hub and these are out of stock.
The Vector Comp series from 2000-01 used freehub part number W276525, these are in stock.
The Vector Comp from 1999 used a different freehub and it is out of stock.
The basic "Vector" uses the same freehub as the 1999 Comp. Out of stock.

Hope that helps.
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