Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the February Giveaway for a Reflective Backpack & Spine Protector from RiderBag


Sealed Freehub
#1
I have a muddfox bike and the cassette seemed to be getting stiff. I have now removed the cassette but the freehub appears to be a sealed part of the wheel and therefore I am not able to maintain it. Is this likely to be the case or am I just missing something. Thanks for any advice.
  Reply
#2
Some people have successfully added some time to their freehubs. They are expendable and can be unbolted from wheel and replaced.

AS per cleaning, unbolt it, flush it with a good cleaner , get it moving freely and than spray lubricant into it. Some can be taken apart. IMO with the labor and cleaners needed , its just easier to get a new one.

Do not know whats available in UK. I find automotive spray cleaners useful such as Gumout or Brake Clean (just be careful with paint) Follow manufacturers safety guide.
and a Teflon spray as lubricant.

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/freehub-service
http://bikeride.com/freehub-body/
Never Give Up!!!
  Reply
#3
Hi Andy. George gave you some good links and thoughts.
Something that you want to pay attention to, though - that pic on the Park site that shows the body being removed from the drive-side? Some are also removed from the other side. On less-expensive hubs, some are not removable at all but those are rare. Others can be removed that are so obscure that you have No Idea how to find a replacement.

Andy - if you can provide more details on parts, we might have more info.
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
  Reply
#4
(02-16-2011, 09:15 PM)RobAR Wrote:  Some are also removed from the other side. On less-expensive hubs, some are not removable at all but those are rare. Others can be removed that are so obscure that you have No Idea how to find a replacement.
Yeah, the ones that come off from the "wrong" side seem to use an 11 mm hex instead of a 10. I've got a wheel that a guy sold me with a free freehub spare as he said I would never find one!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
6,308
07-31-2015, 08:34 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
9,596
01-27-2015, 03:36 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
 
14,568
05-23-2013, 11:21 AM
Last Post: mmontero
 
16,338
09-14-2009, 04:12 AM
Last Post: Joe_W

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
What size bike should I get?
Yesterday 03:44 PM
How to stay safe while biking?
Yesterday 01:28 PM
Fausto Coppi Gilco frameset
03-04-2021 10:23 PM
Freehub body change compatibility
03-04-2021 12:17 PM
What kind of frame do I have here?
03-03-2021 01:07 PM
Sensah Empire road groupset
03-03-2021 08:47 AM
In need of a Hybrid of Road bike for com...
03-03-2021 08:40 AM
2021 Pro Road Cycling
03-03-2021 08:35 AM
Looking for bikes on Craigslist
03-02-2021 10:14 PM
Can you help me find out which Koga Miya...
03-02-2021 03:10 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
16 posts
no avatar 2. Painkiller
9 posts
no avatar 3. ILv2MTB
7 posts
no avatar 4. Criminal
7 posts
no avatar 5. JoJoJo
4 posts