I received the hubs today. When I turn the axis by hand there is a lot of resistance.
When I hold the centre of the hub in one hand and I turn the axis with the other hand the the pawls in the freehub start to click.
I guess this is not normal. Is there some sort of adjustment that can be done on these hubs?
Are there some known issues with these hubs?
Should I send them back?
Is there something else I could try?
2013 Wilier Zero.7:
2016 Rca(build in-process and almost done).
2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).
After carefull examination I guessed the connection between the inner bearing and the freehub was to blame.
I had bought an extra freehub and used an extra washer that was supplied with it.
This washer is 15 mm in diameter about 1 mm thick and less than 1 mm thick.
It only touches the inner race of the bearing in the hub.
Results: the wheel now spins super smoothly.
Perhaps usefull for other wheel builders here (bitex hubs are used by Bikehubstore and others)
There should be a washer pushing against inner races of inner hub bearing and inner freehub bearing. As for the dustcap you might have created a gap and risk contaminating your outer freehub bearing.
It's probably ok though. Nice work fixing the problem.
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