Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

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Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Freeza » 24 May 2015 19:57

Hello guys,

My back sprocket felt like it had a little gap, so I went and bought some tools to tighten it up, but before I tighten it up, I took both the lockring and the fixed sprocket just to check on the threads and... f*ck me. The Novatec sprocket threads are practically gone (2nd hand).

The hub is this one Image

I want to ask you for some advice on what to do next.

1 - just buy a new hub, sprocket and lock ring. I want to buy the same model but can't find anywhere to buy it online except for ebay. Any advice?
2 - I've heard one can actually glue the sprocket and lock-ring to the hub when this happens. Have you heard of this? Can it work?
3 - I've also heard there's a way to reuse the freewheel side of the hub with a fixed sprocket. Sounds like bullshit to me.

Any ideas or suggestions of what to do/buy and where? :)

tack!

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Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Tidningsbudet » 24 May 2015 20:10

Why not ebay?

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Re: Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Freeza » 24 May 2015 20:18

Actually the ones at e-bay do not have 24 holes option :(

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Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Tidningsbudet » 24 May 2015 22:19

Freeza wrote:Actually the ones at e-bay do not have 24 holes option :(
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1211129636

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Re: Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Naugas » 27 May 2015 18:25

Use Loctite for cylindrical bonding. Any of the varieties will work. #641 is often used - it's not one of the strongest but it's possible to remove/switch the drev later. It "should" be strong enough... I would go for the 641 myself. #638 is definitely strong enough, but it might be hard to remove the drev later. Just glue the drev, not the lockring.

Varför i h-e står det drev istället för c-o-g när jag sparar???

edit: didn't realize they stopped selling loctite in small bottles, it's rather expensive. should be a cheap alternative somewhere I guess, but I don't know what. Maybe take the wheel to a toolshop with a påse kanelbullar and ask for a few drops Loctite...

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Re: Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Otto » 28 May 2015 15:36

För att c-ordet betyder kugge. Skriv sprocket (dvs drev) så kommer den inte ändra.


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Re: Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Naugas » 28 May 2015 19:54

Otto wrote:För att c-ordet betyder kugge. Skriv sprocket (dvs drev) så kommer den inte ändra.
Aha, någon admin som blev tokless på felaktigt språk? Kan han för guds skull inte byta ut "carbon" mot "kolfiber" då också?

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Post by abacaxi » 28 May 2015 20:00

Äh cög betyder visst drev, det är hur ett ord används som räknas inte ursprunget. Det går lätt att hitta den användningen både i etablerad cykelpress och nätbutiker.
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Re: Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Freeza » 29 May 2015 21:42

Hi guys,

I've ended up buying a set from this italian seller at ebay. It was the only seller with a 24h rear hub I could find, except for another Chinese seller.

Basically the Italian guy got the package here in 2 days flat (quite impressive) opposed to the Chinese seller that was predicted to arrive july 18th. So I basically payed almost the double but I have it with me already.

Now comes the second challange:
I've been looking online for videos about how to lace a wheel and I must confess it got me scared. :( Now I'm wondering if I can take the hub away and build it again without ending with a squared wheel. Do you guys have any advice on that? Is it as hard as it looks or should I just take it to a shop?


PS: by the way Naugas, thanks for the tip. I might try it out actually. Got nothing to lose, since the sprocket is actually staying in place pretty well. Might actually work.

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Post by abacaxi » 29 May 2015 22:19

Lacing the wheel is easy, truing it a bit more difficult but not impossible. If you know your way around tools and can follow instructions i.e. Sheldon I'd say just go for it. I'm still riding the first wheels i ever built four years ago.
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Re: Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Freeza » 29 May 2015 22:28

Yes indeed. I should've explained better. The lacing part is not what worries me, it's the truing.

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Post by abacaxi » 29 May 2015 22:34

Use sheldon's guide and hook something up to your rear fork to measure, rubber bands, tape, toothpicks, rulers, whatever. You'll figure it out.
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Re: Novatec rear hub destroyed. Now what?

Post by Freeza » 29 May 2015 23:33

I'll give it a go this weekend, maybe even document it for the forum.

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