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Daniel the Dog
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I have some Hayes Superlight hubs that are three years old. I have Mavic 317 laced to them. I'm considering rebuilding them with some XM819 UST rims. I have never done crude to them except pull them apart, clean 'em out, grease 'em, and put 'em back together. Lately, they have not be spinning well without making the pedals spin in the stand. It doesn't mean much in the stand. I'm assuming the freehub is dirty.

Should I send the hubs to DT for a complete rebuild? How long does this hub live? I live in a wet climate. Your thoughts.

Jaybo
 

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Do It Yourself
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Welcome to the "no tools" concept. You'll either have to find a shop with the DT Swiss hub toolkit or send them back to DT for service. After 3 years, you're probably due for a bearing change and probably some new seals.
 

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Daniel the Dog
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Where did the old ball and cup go?

Homebrew said:
Welcome to the "no tools" concept. You'll either have to find a shop with the DT Swiss hub toolkit or send them back to DT for service. After 3 years, you're probably due for a bearing change and probably some new seals.
I've also thought of just picking some XTR disc XM819's up from Universal Cycles. A bit heavier than the 240 but I could tear it apart every 6 months and regrease it. I have to give the DTs credit, they have been trouble free. The DT star rachets are $50 to replace before paying for a complete rebuild. Hmmm.

Jaybo
 
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