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entropy1024

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May 6, 2023
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2
London
After getting my freewheel apart I think I know why it failed.

I recon the thin metal spring ring that holds the paws in should not be in two pieces. Am I right?
Guessing it should be a circle, cut in one place so that you can slide it over the 3 paws.

Incredible that such a tiny thing can totally make your bike a paperweight.

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steve_sordy

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Nov 5, 2018
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Lincolnshire, UK
At least it's not rusty in there! So your basic seal design is good. :)

I had a bike with E13 hubs and despite the five-year guarantee, the pawl springs rusted through in about 700 miles. This happened again and again. On the third time the whole hub was replaced. I sold the bike immediately after the third set to a mate who knew of its history. The hub failed again after about 700 miles. He didn't bother with a warranty claim, just replaced the hub and spokes with something else.
 

Litespeed

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Dec 23, 2023
17
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Vista California
After getting my freewheel apart I think I know why it failed.

I recon the thin metal spring ring that holds the paws in should not be in two pieces. Am I right?
Guessing it should be a circle, cut in one place so that you can slide it over the 3 paws.

Incredible that such a tiny thing can totally make your bike a paperweight.

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I just replace the round thing (my double u key is effed up), hub etc because the freehub disintegrated. Luckily it is still under arranty. Cassette and chain as ell. 6 months. Just - disintegrated. Trek Fuel exe 9.8 xt Shimano microspline
 

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