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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:48 pm 
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Don't know how to copy the eBay link mobile but here is the item number from the eBay app.
264909180128
Looks like a non-Micro Drive hub.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:42 pm 
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That number doesn't return anything. To copy a link from app, find the share button and simply choose copy to clipboard. Paste here and you are golden.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:39 pm 
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Here's the ebay link.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Suntour-XC-Pro ... 2749.l2649
It arrived this afternoon and is not a Micro Drive freehub, so I'm going do some swapping over the weekend. Like I mentioned, I still need to get the wheels built, but I can put the bike together and tune in the derailleurs / shifters.


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ishaw wrote:
That number doesn't return anything. To copy a link from app, find the share button and simply choose copy to clipboard. Paste here and you are golden.

you needed to enable the Sold/completed option.

My phone doesn't have a copy to clipboard, I have to go to notepad first etc.

Anyway you just stick the number after eBay.com/


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Thanks. Looking at the freehub on the ebay item, it looks the sane as my xc comp non-greasegusrd version, I thought the greaseguard ones had the rubber seal? Probably doesn't matter to you as you are swapping out for md. I could be wrong. Ive also had non-greasegusrd hubs with a greaseguard freehub (with the notches to allow the grease to get in). Either swapped out by previous owner or factory just using up bits??


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:59 am 
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ishaw wrote:
Thanks. Looking at the freehub on the ebay item, it looks the sane as my xc comp non-greasegusrd version, I thought the greaseguard ones had the rubber seal? Probably doesn't matter to you as you are swapping out for md. I could be wrong. Ive also had non-greasegusrd hubs with a greaseguard freehub (with the notches to allow the grease to get in). Either swapped out by previous owner or factory just using up bits??


I think just the Micro Drive versions had the rubber seal. I saw a picture once comparing the different hubs, but can't recall.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:16 am 
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Wow! Those freehubs bodies are REALLY on there TIGHT!!!
I have a vice, but didn't want to put it in there and scratch it. I could not get them loosened with a regular 10mm allen wrench at home. So I took the XC-Pro 7 speed to the LBS, but forgot the XC-Expert 8-speed.
Well, they took it back to their shop and put it in a vice and scratched it up and took off the "grease guard" decal. Not too happy about that!
I ordered a set of long impact driver hex bits for my cordless impact driver. They'll get here Monday. I'll see if I can get the 8-speed body off using the impact.
Dammmit, I could have put it in a vice and scratched myself, if that it what I wanted to do!! Did I say I'm not too happy?


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That's not good. I've not had that sort of trouble removing a freehub before, though you don't pay a bike shop to scratch up a part.


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ishaw wrote:
That's not good. I've not had that sort of trouble removing a freehub before, though you don't pay a bike shop to scratch up a part.


I always use some spokes, put them into the hub, then tight them in the vice-and voilá, I got enough leverage against the tight bolt. Spokes are destroyed, yes, but now you can reuse them again freely for same shady workshop exercises :facepalm: :twisted:


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fearfactoryüberalles wrote:
ishaw wrote:
That's not good. I've not had that sort of trouble removing a freehub before, though you don't pay a bike shop to scratch up a part.


I always use some spokes, put them into the hub, then tight them in the vice-and voilá, I got enough leverage against the tight bolt. Spokes are destroyed, yes, but now you can reuse them again freely for same shady workshop exercises :facepalm: :twisted:


I found a youtube video last night of a guy using an old brake cable and a piece of wood, like a 1"X 4" pine board. He strung the cable thru a pair of opposite spoke holes, then wrapped the cable around the wood. Then he put another board on top of the hub, sandwiching it in between the two boards. From the look of the video, this created vice-like pressure and the wood is soft enough to not scratch the hub. I'm going to give it a shot later.


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