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Repairing a damaged Nuvinci IGH

Old 12-20-17, 11:15 PM
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Repairing a damaged Nuvinci IGH

Hi BikeForums,

I recently ordered a Nuvinci 360 hub from an eBay seller, and when it got here I saw that it arrived damaged. One of the flanges is bent with a small crack, probably from a fall it took in transit. I asked to return the item but eBay awarded me a courtesy refund, which (if I'm understanding eBay correctly) I get my money back and I get to keep the item.

I wasn't planning on using it in this state, but now that it's on my hands I may as well make the best of it, I figured. What are the prospects for repairing damage like this? Would this still be usable?

Edit: Mods, you can close this thread, I'll post it in bike mechanics

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Old 12-20-17, 11:16 PM
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Old 12-21-17, 04:14 AM
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Someone on the mechanic's forum might know. Ask the moderator to move the thread, since they don't like double posts.
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Old 12-21-17, 04:38 AM
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Normally you need to ship an item back to keep the refund on Ebay, even when there is some sort of seller fraud.

You can't repair a hub flange. There is no way a cracked flange is going to take the spoke tension. You will be wasting the cost of building a wheel.
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You think a fall in transit bent and cracked a hub flange? Must have fallen out of the airplane on its way over.
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Maybe you can buy the hubcasing as a seperate part, or buy one that is broken internally. Inside are the expensive bits.
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