Hope hubs

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Cuchilo, 16 May 2018.

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  1. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    Are they any good ? I'm having trouble with one of my training wheels and have suggested the builder just rebuilds it with a new hub rather than trying to fix the old one .
     
  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    i like em. Nice and noisy.
     
  3. fossala

    fossala Über Member

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    Cornwall
    I don't like them, too noisy.
     
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  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Noisy freehubs are a big turn-off for me but some people like them :wacko:

    Seems daft that we put lots of effort into making the brakes quiet and getting the chain to run smoothly, then nail on a rusty bucket-o-bolts freehub to spoil it all.......
     
  5. fossala

    fossala Über Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    I enjoy the silence when I'm out cycling.
     
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  6. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    I had big problems with Hope hubs on my MTB. A nice dose of Shimano cured the pain.
     
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  7. OP
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    Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    I find a noisy freehub alerts dog walkers and people walking along with their head in their phone .
    That aside , are they any good ?
     
  8. fossala

    fossala Über Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    They stopped me coasting so I guess I put in more effort.
     
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  9. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    My LBS love them. They are very reliable and very servicable so they last forever. They use cartridge bearings rather than cup & cone which may be a good or bad thing depending on your point of view. I've got one built onto my CdF and it's been great.

    @Drago what was your issue with them?
     
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  10. Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Yes, they are pretty good
     
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  11. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    You're not supposed to stop pedalling.
     
  12. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    If i didn't stop pedalling you would never catch up :tongue:
     
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  13. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Bit these are NOISY....far too much so.
     
  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    Expensive hope hub, man gauge spokes and mavic rims on my then MTB. Took the rear wheel off to fix a puncture one day and the freewheel portion just fell off the wheel with the cassette attached. Never seen owt like it. The interesting part is that it gave an insight into the hopes construction - it uses little leaf springs on the pawls instead of little coil springs like Shimano, and the strength of the springs probably accounts for the racket.

    The front wheel has been fine and is still in use.
     
  15. OP
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    Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    I'm having a problem with what we can only think is the coil springs not releasing and jamming up the cassette . Every other part has been replaced .
    My worry is that it will jam up just enough to send parts into the rear wheel and me sprawling across the floor :eek:
     
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