First post here
After coming across this forum, and getting inspired like, I dug out my old Orange Clockwork from the shed and started stripping it down to renovate. Hasn't been used since 96.
I'm no expert here and sort of finding my own way. The group set appears to be all Deore LX M550.
I got to stripping down the rear hub but can't get the free hub off. Online docs tell me that a 10mm Allen key fits an internal hollow bolt, but that's not the case. I worked out that it was a spline, but it doesn't want to seem to come off.
I'm confused as all the M550 documentation points towards a 10 mm hex key. Any suggestions about this?
In the meantime, as there seems to be a little play in the free hub, I thought I'd have a go at building a wheel with a XT 780 hub and Mavic 331 rims, so if nothing else, I could use it as a spare and will ( hopefully) have learned to build a wheel:)