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Old 04-06-10, 10:00 PM
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Freewheel is shot

Riding a '98 Klein Attitude Race. Recently my freewheel has gone kaput and my LBS tells me Shimano doesn't make the part I need anymore. (Freewheel for a Shimano XT FHM737 Hub)

What is my best course of action here? Can't seem to find the part online (anyone have an extra laying around??) and the LBS says that it can't really be repaired.

I guess I need a new wheel set? (replacing just the hub would likely be way more work/ money I assume?)

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Old 04-06-10, 11:03 PM
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freehubs from shimano are readily available, cheap, and easy to install.
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The FH-M737 was a freehub type, not freewheel. With a quick google http://www.google.com/products?q=shi...737&hl=en&aq=f
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bikinfool----- Yes, I was just giving the hub model number because the freewheel itself doesn't have a number on it.

Unfortunately, all those places are "out of stock". (Likely forever-- because Shimano doesn't make this specific piece of hardware anymore.)

mcoine----- So replacing the entire hub and restringing the spokes would be a better use of time and money than simply buying a new wheel? I really have no idea (hence why I am asking) and am just going off the LBS advice at this point.
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Originally Posted by samuelallen View Post
I really have no idea
obviously..

you need an 8/9 speed shimano freehub.. like this:

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...6&category=401
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ah the Klein Attitude, mind posting a pic? I almost bought that bike back in the day, but went with the gary fisher procaliber in OCLV.
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Originally Posted by samuelallen View Post
bikinfool----- Yes, I was just giving the hub model number because the freewheel itself doesn't have a number on it.

Unfortunately, all those places are "out of stock". (Likely forever-- because Shimano doesn't make this specific piece of hardware anymore.)

mcoine----- So replacing the entire hub and restringing the spokes would be a better use of time and money than simply buying a new wheel? I really have no idea (hence why I am asking) and am just going off the LBS advice at this point.
Yep, didn't look into any of the links...google shopping can be bad like that...but I think like mcoine that another Shimano freehub will likely work. Most of them are interchangeable...
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mcoine----- So replacing the entire hub and restringing the spokes would be a better use of time and money than simply buying a new wheel? I really have no idea (hence why I am asking) and am just going off the LBS advice at this point.
Probably depends on the quality of your wheel. When my hub died I found it was only $20 more expensive to get a whole new wheel than it was to buy just the hub and have the wheel re-built. Plus it would have taken weeks to have the wheel re-built yet I could get the new wheel in just a couple of days. The choice was pretty obvious.
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