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 Post subject: Springs in dt 240 hub
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:17 pm 
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Hi, I am changing freehub from Campy to Sram on some nee and unused dt240 hubs. Only one spring on inside of ratchet. Manual and videos online says 2 springs. One on each side of ratchet. I seem to recall that other dt hubs I have had used only one spring. Any input?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:16 pm 
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I've only ever had one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:08 am 
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you need two springs......

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:23 am 
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I think the older version of the 240s hub (just called 240 I believe) had only one spring. I have one that I haven't had apart in years that I am 99% sure only has one spring in. I recall being surprised to see only one after servicing other (later) ones that I had that had the pair of springs in them.


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Hubs are brand new. Wheels are FFWD F6R LTD.


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Pete, you deffo should have two springs in there.
With only one spring the ratchet rotors won't sit central in the freehub/body gap.
Potentially it could lead to the freehub engaging when you're not expecting it, which obviously isn't good.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:59 am 
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Thanks guys. Will get another spring. I swapped body once before but still have not ridden the wheels so probably lost it then. Easy to drop the stuff when the body comes off.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:56 am 
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Yep, easily done. I've done it before with these.
Sometimes they just ping out, sometimes they are jammed in, sometimes they're upside down, sometimes completely missing......a bit of a nightmare and often missing or fitted wrongly even in wheels that have been professionally serviced!
Eventually I bought a few to put on the shelf as I couldn't risk losing one.
Used to be messing with them all the time when servicing Lightweights with the DT hub internals.

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