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Found the impossible freehub body

Old 04-08-21, 08:35 PM
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Found the impossible freehub body

So, I have a 2017 Surly Cross x Check and it came with (fake or outsourced) SRAM hubs. Model MTH-300. The freehub (started to wiggle causing a vibration to the pedals under high geared load So, anyway, I started to search for the matching freehub body, and it is nowhere to be found. I called a couple of LBS's an no such luck. So, I tried to find a NOS hub to sacrifice. Figured it out, it's a Formula hub rebranded. Then, I find the free hub body for sale at Performance bike as they had one for $35. and I found one on some other bike site as a Cannondale spare for $65. Both plus shipping.
THe weird part is I came across GOOGLE AI marketing ads thrown at my face, and came across a Sunlite brand one on ebay for $20 and no shipping., and some on WISH for $10. I elected to buy the Sunlite. I've attached a pic of this cheapie hub and FHB. I will start looking for a nice set of used wheels an I don't really care for these hubs. But if you run into this, I hope your search finds this post and save you the ride I took.

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