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BigdummySteve
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Hope hubs

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:20 pm

I finished building my rear wheel this afternoon and excitedly proceeded to remove the cassette from the XD driver. Good tools made light work if the lock ring but the driver came off with the cassette, it’s a sunrace cassette if that makes any difference, any suggestions?
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Re: Hope hubs

Post by sean_iow » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:06 am

I've no experience of XD drivers I'm afraid, but the Hope freehub does just push onto the hub so it will just pull off if that's easier than pulling the cassette from the freehub. I've had the same with a normal shimano cassette in the past, I just tapped it out of the inside but that might not be as easy depending on how much is visible. I did find a picture of an XD driver/cassette on the web

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Looking at the cross section I would say the cassette should eject itself from the freehub as the lock-ring is undone? Perhaps someone who has used one could confirm?
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Re: Hope hubs

Post by BigdummySteve » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:24 pm

It should but I’m using a sunrace cassette which does not eject itself, gentle persuasion required
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Re: Hope hubs

Post by mat_swan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:54 pm

If the locking comes off separately it's not an XD cassette is it? I wasn't aware sunrace made them to be honest, I thought they only did normal/Shimano driver cassettes

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Re: Hope hubs

Post by BigdummySteve » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 am

You’re quite right, I eventually managed to remove it. The separate small cogs has notched the freewheel body. All good now, I’m not impressed with the sealing on the hope hubs, a British based company should know better.
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