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 Post subject: Sachs Quartz hubs.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:43 am 
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Any good? Also what would their Shimano equivalent be? LX? XT?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:14 am 
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XTR - The Quartz range was their range-topper, and supposedly quite good. If you come across a rear mech as well do let me know....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:27 am 
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Cheers mate! I really value your ( expert ) opinion so I bought these...


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220122715797&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=012


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ps. I know some retro pimps so I'll keep an eye out for Quartz rear mechs mate.


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Sachs Quarz great stuff, but free hub/body is not so good, especially the earlier ones.

In general a very appealing groupset though


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You got yourself a bit of a bargain with those wheels....


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Would a Shimano freehub fit?

Oops! Will a Shimano cassette fit? :shock:


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Agency_Scum wrote:
Would a Shimano freehub fit?


No

There have been several threads on the German classic forum covering Quarz freehub issues. Personally I had trouble with the one on my mint Verlicchi. Body itself developed a lot play and the wheel wouldn't rotate very well. I simply replaced the wheel by a similar wheel with XT hub I had laying around. The Sachs wheel I cleaned thoroughly with WD40 etc. It now seems pretty okay (play is still there, but the wheel does rotate properly), but I haven't tried in my bike so far.

Mine is the earlier generation. It has a kind of press fit attachment to the hub. Later ones were screwed.

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Oops! Will a Shimano cassette fit? :shock:


Yes :)


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Thank god!


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Elev12k wrote:
Sachs Quarz great stuff, but free hub/body is not so good, especially the earlier ones.

In general a very appealing groupset though


Yeah tell me about it. I had Quarz when it came out and the mechs/shifters were still running as new after 4 years of abuse until I cut down on my riding time (kids!) and still work fine now after 12 years. I had problems with the freehub though and ended up scrapping the hub after 18 months. Had the (seriously underrated) cantilevers too but someone nicked them!

But the original silver version was probably the most durable MTB rear mech ever made. Only thing wrong with it was the stupid size pulley bushings.


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