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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:55 pm 
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Afternoon all!

Here's a couple of pictures for you to pass an otherwise dull Thursday afternoon:

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Do we think they've had it?

The part of the hub where you screw the discs to has broken away on 3 of the 6 screws. Everything else is working fine with the hubs. Do you guys think that there is anything that can be done to save them? :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:19 pm 
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I'll take the broken hubs for the innards (and freehub body)

But you could use them as none disc hubs or drill through and use a nut at the other side of the bolt hole to help secure it there.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:26 pm 
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I wouldn't be happy bolting a disk onto that :-( even the 'good' mounts don't look to have great threads :-(

I reckon, used in anger, that could give a similar disk failure to what's talked about in this thread : http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163080 :-(

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Well I've been riding them everyday for a week (probably 50 miles) and they seem fine. The bearings are great and I've just serviced them too. The front wheel is fine, just a shame about the rear.

The threads actually hold the bolt and you can tighten them up fine too. The bolt is long enough so that it disappears into the hub so the end of it is still threaded if that makes sense?

They're laced to White Halo SAS rims (no braking surface) and are actually a pretty strong wheel!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:59 am 
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Take the advice above; They're toast.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:26 pm 
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Hope have said if I return the hub, they'll send me a replacement PRO 2 EVO for £72.50. Seems quite reasonable (half price hub) but I'd have to rebuild the wheel myself. Tempting but not something I've done before!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:58 am 
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£ 70 ish quid is cheap compared to several thousands for dental and/or facial reconstruction surgery or for social services to supply someone to push you around in a wheelchair and wipe your bottom for the rest of your life.

BIN THEM!!!!!

it may be possible to have the lost part built up, either by TIG or lumiweld/technoweld and only if rear hub but I still wouldn't.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:10 am 
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It may not look very nice but you could build them up with this stuff then thread it???
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:24 am 
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I wouldn't trust epoxy stuff, not even JB Weld which is the stronger of them.

lumiweld may be an option but I would test it on something similar first.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:29 am 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
Take the advice above; They're toast.


Agree burnt toast at that


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