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    Hugi ratchet blowout

    Can I replace the ratchet thingy(freehub body?) in the hugi. These are the 1998 models not 240s. Is this a shop/manufacture thing?

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    pre-99 Hugi hubs should probably be sent to DT Swiss since replasing the bearings in the freehub is not possible without a special tool and if it's that old, you may want to consider getting a fresh set of carts for the hub anyway.

    is the ratchet not working?

    at any rate, you can reach DT Swiss at 970.242.9232

    while you don't need any tools to gain access to the ratchet, geting to the bearings is a whole nother story.

    in most casses the cost of the serive is about $40. i think it's worth it.....i've always liked the shape, look and sound of those older Hugis.

    clack clack clack clack clack clack....

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    The hub is making a sound like when a chain slips under pressure. clank-clickkky-clank

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    the chain slipping proabably is a sign that your drivetrain is done. chain cassette and chainrings (all three for good measure).

    consider checking a possible drivetrain issue first. might not be the hub. and if it's the hub too, then consider getting both of these worked on.

    in the case of a ratchet style drive like the Hugis and Kings, it's possible, and most likely, that the grease (it's not really grease, it more like oil) has harded up or become sticky.

    if thise is the case, it's not allowing the driven rings to fully engage. under a pedaling load only the very tops of the teeth are engaged. so it's possible that the tops of the teeth are sheered off on the driven ring or on one section. or deformed or nicked up. at any rate, i think calling DT is the first step. also, it could be the spring. a worn out spring can cause uneven pressure on the driven ring and prevent proper engaement.

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    It is definitely in the hub. I am using a backup wheel and everything with the shifting is fine.

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