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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:19 pm 
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can anyone tell from this pic, if these hope hubs can be converted to 20mm?

wheels are at my parents so i dont know if im going to need a new wheel/hub to deal with a 200mm axle for the dh beast.

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I think they can....look like a 6 bolt bulb. if you take out the skewer you should see an allen key fitting in one end . clamp the other end and use an allen key to unscrew it. Then you need a 20mm kit from ebay/crc.


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so im looking for an allen bolt on one end :wink: will check tomorrow for that.

still learning :oops:


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took the skewer out earlier and i can see straight through, no allen bolt in sight :(


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saltyman wrote:
took the skewer out earlier and i can see straight through, no allen bolt in sight :(


Not an allen bolt as such but the through hole should be hexagonal at the ends, allowing you to stick a allen key in.

If not I guess its a different hub, may still be convertable to 20mm, but not in necessarily in the same way as the bulb.


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its just looks smooth all the way through mate.

will let my mate take a look tomorrow, see what he thinks.


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i think what he meant was the hollow axle will have a hexagonal shape inside it, allowing you to fit an allen key to unscrew it, drop Hope an e-mail with a decent pic of the hub, I believe they are quite helpful :wink:
Or scour their website

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turnd out mine cant be converted. LBS had a look.

so plan B is to buy a wheel already converted to 20mm........sorted for that.


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I have one of these.I havent tried to strip it but on other similar spacer arrangements its the disc side spacer that pops off.Its pretty tight so a pair ogf mole grips with fabric elastoplast on the jaws should pull it off.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:19 pm 
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thats either Hope Sport or an early Hope XC, hard to tell from the Pic but neither can be converted to 20mm.

Bulb, Big-un or Pro2 are the only Hope front hubs you cna swap around between QR and bolt through.


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