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Old 01-02-14, 09:41 PM
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touring hub. Tool-less rear hub.

I like this Velo Orange rear wheel hub because of the no tool disassembly.

Seems like an easy way to repair damaged spokes.

https://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...aring-hub.html

The $160 price tag seems pretty steep.

I have been searching for a similar hub that I can disassemble without carrying a large crecent wrench and cassette removal tool.
So far nothing.

Anyone know of a simillar , cheaper hub?

many thanks!
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Originally Posted by boomhauer View Post
Seems like an easy way to repair damaged spokes.

Anyone know of a simillar, cheaper hub?
The original Shimano Uniglide freehubs had screw-on small cogs rather than lock rings. With a partial cage rear derailleur you could remove the cassette with just the bike's chain in under half a minute.
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cheaper ? learn how to do field repairs.. Improvise

have the lockring removal tool on hand,

And zip tie the large cog to the spokes . to eliminate the shop chainwhip.



I used a screw on freewheel a 48 spoke wheel , and my only spoke break left 47 remaining..
so I did a bit of touch up truing , and rode on for a few days till I borrowed a Big Spanner
and unscrewed the freewheel and replaced the spoke..

Made a new friend along the way , the fellow with the adjustable wrench.


My friend Peter , got to use his rudimentary Spanish skills in the Argentine Andes ..

I gave him a chain tool, he instead brought a lighter one which broke .
and had to ask someone for a Builder's Nail
and used a rock to bang the chain back together.

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
have the lockring removal tool on hand,

And zip tie the large cog to the spokes . to eliminate the shop chainwhip.



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Good idea! But don't i still need a large cresent wrench to loosen the lock ring removal tool?
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6" crescent?

theres some with a handle ,, maybe figure out how to use the pedal wrench,
shipping bikes require pulling off pedals to fit in boxes.

I got a Park a 32 and 15 combo that was short 6", used the32 to field strip the fork &headset.
when the frame needed re welding in Killarney Ireland.
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Originally Posted by boomhauer View Post
Good idea! But don't i still need a large cresent wrench to loosen the lock ring removal tool?
If you need to repair a conventional freehub on the spot carry one of these..........

https://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=1214

Otherwise just improvise as Feitsbob has already suggested. If you need a big adjustable wrench just borrow one at the next garage or from a motor traveler at a campground.
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Fiber-fix spoke can be used without removing the cassette, and should last until you get to a bike shop to put a new metal spoke on. $12 at https://adventurecycling.org/cyclosou...iberfix-spoke/
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Fiber-fix spoke can be used without removing the cassette, and should last until you get to a bike shop to put a new metal spoke on. $12 at https://adventurecycling.org/cyclosou...iberfix-spoke/
Awesome!!! 0.5 oz.

Problem solved!

thanks
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Originally Posted by boomhauer View Post
I like this Velo Orange rear wheel hub because of the no tool disassembly.

Seems like an easy way to repair damaged spokes.

https://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...aring-hub.html

The $160 price tag seems pretty steep.

I have been searching for a similar hub that I can disassemble without carrying a large crecent wrench and cassette removal tool.
So far nothing.

Anyone know of a simillar , cheaper hub?

many thanks!

Check out the thread about my design:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ing-hub-design
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Old 01-04-14, 05:52 AM
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I filed down two of the flats on my cassette removal tool so I could use a smaller crescent wrench on it. And I use a piece of really strong cord tied onto a short length of chain as my chain whip. Total package weighs very little. But, if you do the same, make sure that the threaded piece that holds on your cassette is loose enough to get it off while still at home. Some shops thread those on really tight, much tighter than necessary.



On my bikes without a bracket to store spare spokes on the frame, I have them in the seatpost. A wine cork with electrical tape wrapped around it holds them in the post. (The tape was added later after the cork dried out and got loose.)

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Hey,

One year later and still no one has aired in on Velo Orange Grand Cru rear touring hubs. Some one must be riding them right?? Speak up if you have some experiential knowledge of these. Please and Thank You.
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Tourist in MSN, that's awesome. I might be copying you there. I carry 550lb para-cord anyway, and I think you could also tie it through the bike's current chain. Basically I'd just be adding the cassette tool and a small wrench. Not bad to be able to remove a cassette.
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I carry a Unior CassetteCracker, it is less than an ounce, and was pretty inexpensive. It works well. Not sure if you can still find them for sale. The Stein Hypercracker is another more expensive option.

I am not a big fiber fix fan. It is almost as much fiddling around, replaces only one spoke, and you still need to really fix it with a regular spoke. They do fit any size though.
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Heck the Rohloff hub shell is so big if you do break a spoke theres nothing in the way.

+ they're dishless so breaking a highly tensioned dished drive side spoke, part of all derailleur wheel builds, becomes less Likely.


My Past rig I built a 48 spoke wheel , 47 spares in the wheel were fine for days
before I got to where I could Borrow a Big Wrench & used my Freewheel remover*

as I build around a Phil Wood Freewheel Hub.. took me a Long ways after that spoke replacement, never needed another.

* + a round or 2 of Pints bought for the wrench Owner

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I've never broken a spoke and just had my wheels completely overhauled so they should be fine for another year's riding. If I was to break a spoke I'd just make straight for the nearest bike shop
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Not doing Mongolia this year then?
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Not doing Mongolia this year then?
Nope, most of the people who worry about field servicing hubs or removing cassettes by the side of the road aren't either.
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Nevada & lots of the American West aint very dense with Bike shops either .. good luck..

OK, getting a ride in a pickup truck is a fall back position..
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