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Daz




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:01 pm    Post subject: Fixing an old hub (can you solder?) Reply with quote

Anyone have any ideas on how to save an old PX101 wheel with a damaged hub.

The problem is the end of one spline of the (american classic) shimano 9/10spd freehub has broken off. Freehub not looking v healthy anyway.
Now at the point where I can't screw on the cassette, it keeps coming loose.

Been to a couple of reputable bike shops and of course they say to contact PX and American Classic. PX just told me they won;t touch it because it's not one of their hubs. Can't get through to American Classic yet but the hubs on the internet are going for 200!

Rather than ditch the wheel - are there are other ways of fixing such a small issue - eg getting an ironmongers to solder it? Or are the risks to high?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd probably only need a freehub, which if you can get will be less than that, or just put in an entirely new hub and rebuild. To identify the hub, identify which ameican classic hub it is and then find the freehub, it's probably the 15mm version of this https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/american-classic-9-10-speed-shimano-sram-cassette-freehub-body but should be easy to make sure if you identify it.

You probably in theory could fix the splines, it's not something I'd necessarily want to do as sudden spinning of the pedals under load is quite a nasty accident (imagine sprinting out of a corner or on a steep hill when your pedals certainly spin, you're going down hard)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might have trouble getting any response from American Classic:
https://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/american-classic-shuts-down-51520/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd source a new hub and get in built up with that. There should be loads of options out there for under 200. 24h?

You can get a DT Swiss 350 rear for 125.99 on CRC, and there are a lot of other cheaper options.
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