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Free Hub Advise/Help Please

hi all
I have a set of old open pro wheels on ultegra 6500 hubs, the free hub has gone does anyone know if I have to fit an ultegra body as I didnt want to spend that much

Thanks
Finny

  1. 6199 Posts

    Finny hi all
    I have a set of old open pro wheels on ultegra 6500 hubs, the free hub has gone does anyone know if I have to fit an ultegra body as I didn’t want to spend that much
    Thanks
    Finny

    Hi Finny,
    Your not talking about the old threaded type of free-wheel are you? The Ultegra Hubs are compatible (I Think) as far as the hub body is concerned - with the 105, shimano cassette fittings; and possibly other Shimano hub bodies and sprockets. But I'm sure Fergie will know! Or you could ask at your LBS. Sorry I cannot be of more help.

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    Thank mate
    no its not the threaded type I’ll ask at the shop if no one else gets back

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    You say it is gone? In what way?
    Not sure about this hub in particular, but it may be serviceable. May just need the freehub mechanism cleaned and greased.
    Normally a torx nut holds the body in place on the hub. See if there is a bolt down center and carefully remove the body from hub. Give good clean and inspect for any wear. If not too bad looking re-grease and reassemble.

  4. 82 Posts

    Hi Mate
    When I say its gone I had no drive so I took it off gave it a good clean and oiled it, felt ok and locked up for the drive fine but when I put the cassette back it feels very rough and noisy so think its had it, didnt want to spend to much so was thinking of putting a 105 free hub on, problem I have is someone has told me I cant, any ideas???

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    A 105 freehub will fit, but depending on your current cassette it may not fit the freehub, sorry but cant remember which version of ultegra has the deep splines

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