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Need help identifying/converting a Hugi (DT Swiss?) rear hub

Old 03-30-14, 10:16 AM
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Need help identifying/converting a Hugi (DT Swiss?) rear hub

Hoping some member of the hive mind can help with this: I bought a Specialized S-works wheelset back in 1999 or 2000 or something, Hugi-made hubs laced to fancy red Mavic 517 rims. This is one of the few references I can find to it on the web. It was a nice wheelset until the front hub flange exploded, but that's another story. Fast forward 10 years or so, and I decided I'd have the rear hub (which was still in good shape) laced to a Velocity rim to make a nice durable wheel for my road bike. I figured the 135mm spacing wouldn't be too much of a problem to work around, and it's not really, just a bit of force needed to get it to drop into place.

But now I'm thinking of buying a new frame, and I've gotten lazier, so I'd really just like to convert this hub to 130mm spacing so it'll drop right in. The research I'm doing suggests its a Hugi 240 hub (or at least, the internals are), so in theory all I'd need would be to slap this part (the last one on that page, I think?) on and have the wheel redished.

But obviously my hubs look different.

Here's the hub:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lf5oj8yzwe...330_114907.jpg

Here's the endcap, obviously different-looking than the new part:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/44wbjtjf2g...330_115018.jpg

So, is it just a cosmetic difference in my hubs? Would that new axle cap work fine, assuming I didn't really care about the aesthetics (which I don't think I do)?
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Old 03-30-14, 11:04 AM
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I don't have a definitive answer for you except that end-caps are usually specific to a hub shell/body so I doubt slapping on a true-blue DT end cap will work, especially seeing that the rest of your Specialized hub shell doesn't look anything like a DT. In other words, just because the freewheeling mechanism is made by DT does not mean that other DT parts will work. Nevertheless, if you can confirm that you have a DT axle, based on the design, you may have a better chance that the end cap will work (since the DT axle is unique).
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Email the manufacturer yet?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
I don't have a definitive answer for you except that end-caps are usually specific to a hub shell/body so I doubt slapping on a true-blue DT end cap will work, especially seeing that the rest of your Specialized hub shell doesn't look anything like a DT. In other words, just because the freewheeling mechanism is made by DT does not mean that other DT parts will work. Nevertheless, if you can confirm that you have a DT axle, based on the design, you may have a better chance that the end cap will work (since the DT axle is unique).
Hmm. Well that would be a bummer.

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Email the manufacturer yet?
Yeah, I sent an email to DT Swiss, but I've heard they're not great about responding. I suppose I can't blame them in this case, as all I have is vague information and no serial numbers. We'll see, though.
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Does this help? DT Swiss - Hub technology
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That's kinda helpful, yeah, thanks. But I also got an email back from DT, which was pretty cool. His response "The 130 end cap is all you need. The part number is HWAXXX00S1238S. It will not work for disc brake use however." So there we go. I'll order one and try it out.
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That's kinda helpful, yeah, thanks. But I also got an email back from DT, which was pretty cool. His response "The 130 end cap is all you need. The part number is HWAXXX00S1238S. It will not work for disc brake use however." So there we go. I'll order one and try it out.
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