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Old 10-19-09, 03:54 PM   #1
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help with 105 hubs from


I bought some 105 hubs (HB-5600 and FH-5600) to build some new wheels. I bought them from (a German site) as they were the cheapest (22). the hubs don't seem great quality. when you spin them, they come to a stop after a couple of turns, and you can feel the bearings grating as you hold the axle. I wasnt expecting that. I feel 105 is enough of a premium range to warrant good manufacture

1. Is this a quality issue or a counterfeit issue?
2. Am I being picky, should it be ok after i have run the wheels for a few miles (I think not, as I expect it to be right first go with bearings)

Has anyone else had a similar experience with 105 hubs? or with stuff from I will have to send the hubs back, but I have already built the wheels, so its a pain
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Old 10-19-09, 04:22 PM   #2
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Hi jason and welcome to BikeForums. This is the Introductions forum.

Adjusting hubs is a simple task. If you want more info on adjusting, ask in the Bicycle Mechanics forum or look at sites like -->
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Have you spoken to the seller? they sound duff to me.
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