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 Post subject: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Hello guys,

Been away from cycling for a while. Last Friday I dusted off my bike and started to clean it up. When I got to rear wheels, I noticed two spokes on the rear hub were loose. When I looked closer, I noticed that a piece of the hub was missing! By the way, the wheels are XXX Lites.

I took the rear wheel to the shop where I bought them. Today they got back to me telling me that it would cost me $800 to repair the wheel. :evil: Then they said, we do have a pair of them same wheels from 2010 that we can sell you for $800.

I asked the rep: If I was to give you a rear hub, how much would you charge me to build a wheel? He replied $60 for the wheel and $20 to glue your tyre back on. So then I asked him, where he is coming up with $800. Apparently Bontrager will not sell just the hub, they will only rebuild the whole wheel.

My thought was to just pick up a Campagnolo record hub and build the wheel with it. Are there any other hubs that I should keep in mind that are Campy compatible?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:22 pm 
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Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
You could get a BikeStoreHub SL211 hub. They're inexpensive and good quality for the price.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:20 am 
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Thank you Eric. Great price and even lighter than the Campy. Any known quality or strength issues?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:46 am 
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I have a pair with the Shimano cassette body but have about 500 miles on them with zero issues. They are the $100 model. Brandon at bikehubstore is really easy to deal with and I'm sure would take care of you if you had a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:54 pm 
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It's pretty hard to beat a Campagnolo hub, though...


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Very true, they are worth the money


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Thank you everyone for your input.

Regarding spokes... Whats recommended these days? Sapim blade ?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Sapim CX-rays are nice, but expensive. Their Laser and Race round spokes are about 1/3 the price.

The BHS SL211 hub has a narrow right flange and wide left flange so the spoke tension difference is large. You can lace the NDS radial heads out to reduce the difference. That's the only issue I can see with them. They're not the same quality as White Ind, Chris King, etc but they're quite good for the price.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:42 pm 
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The Race spokes are good, too. The CX-Rays build a really stiff wheel and are lighter. If you want to be funky, you can build your wheels with CX on the drive-side and CX-Rays on the non-drive side. That is really stiff. You need to slot the hub, so it works best with 'factory' hubs (Canpagnolo or Shimano).


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on rear hub
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:01 pm 
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You can buy cn spoke 424 which are equal to cx ray, but cost 1€/spoke.

Regards,

FD


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