[Yak] Alternative to Capreo hub?
turksla at ca.rr.com
Thu Apr 3 00:32:47 CDT 2008
I suspect this is a maintenance issue rather than a Shimano durability
issue. Deore hubs should last for more miles than most of us will ever
ride, but only if properly lubed and properly adjusted. If your rear hub is
not turning smooth as butter, overhaul it - replace the cones if necessary,
and maybe the balls - it's a lot less effort and a lot less expensive than
replacing a hub and, done properly, will last a long time (unless you ride
through water). It's important to learn to adjust the hubs; I find most
hubs are too tight from the factory.
From: Kevin Pfeiffer [mailto:pfeiffer at tiros.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Yak] Alternative to Capreo hub?
Geof Gee wrote:
> According to Sheldon, no. You must use the capreo hub.
> Why do you think that 105/Ultegra/whatever is better?
Because the 105 hub on the front wheel is still turning smooth as butter...
well, I know that comparing the front wheel and the back is not really fair.
But the bike has only 2500 miles on it, and it was after almost as little
use that I found myself replacing the Shimano Deore hubs on my full-sized
road bike with something more durable. :-(
Kevin Pfeiffer <pfeiffer at tiros.net>
Kadiner Loft B&B in Berlin http://www.tiros.net/bed-in-berlin/
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