Postby danose on Mon 5/May/08 10:28am

MrGavdobaleena wrote: i thought that a quality hub, such as dt swiss, should last more than 12 months riding at least. if not then it would be covered under warrantee, it isnt exactly a cheap hub/bike i bought.


onyx/cerit is the low-end OEM only DT hubs with their rather mediocre 2-pawl freehub, they are not a dear or high end hub (like the 180/240/340/440 series with their really cool star ratchet freehub)

basically, any 2-pawl hub is going to be pretty intolerant of neglect - hence will require regular cleaning/lubing
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Postby papalazarou on Tue 6/May/08 12:50pm

pulled it apart last night and was suprised to see that it wasn't a 2 pawl, but a 4 pawl version. actually upon inspection both pawls had snapped in half. there is the problem.

ordered some from the bike shop and should be here tomorrow. cheers for the advice all.
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Postby slidecontrol on Tue 6/May/08 2:19pm

owch! out of curiosity, whats the wallet damage for a set of pawls? I might keep a set in the tool box just in case.
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Postby papalazarou on Tue 6/May/08 3:12pm

i get told $5 each but have yet to pick them up so will see. i got 4, as if it happens again it will take an hour for a rebuild as opposed to 3 days.
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Postby slidecontrol on Tue 6/May/08 4:08pm

don't forget a new spring, DT advise replacing it in the event of it being removed.
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