Nasty Hub Failure

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ArmandTanzarian
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Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:43 pm

Not mine fortunately but my Brother-in-Law's. It happened while touring Europe.

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Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:52 pm

f@@k!!! That's nasty
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Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:58 pm

Ouch!! What hub's that?????

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Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:09 am

Damn

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Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:00 am

this isn't the spectre of "old age metal fatigue" rearing its very ugly head is it?

We've had quite a few layshaft failures as well on original fit stuff.

Was this hub original or a replacement?

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Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:05 am

My hub failed in Spain as well on reflections nothing like that, ony one of the studs flanges snapped. Lookily I could hear a clicking from rear and found it.
Back wheel was mas moving like a good one.
Replaced hub etc and got me home.

I think mine was old metal fatique it was the original Italian GP hub :(
Mind you it was chromed and engraved,....... could it be that ?????
who knows :shock: luckily I found it before it went completely .
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Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:35 pm

It could be a weight issue, not you personally but with your gear and the other combination of a rough road. SIL hubs were good because they had to be on those crappy Indian roads, I've been there!

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:59 am

I spoke to the brother in law last night. Apparently the rear brake was binding and after a long run, the hub had got so hot that the steel brake liner expanded to the point where it burst the hub.

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Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:06 pm

Thanks for sharing my crap mistake with everyone Frank!

My own fault, with all the Europe touring kit removed and visiting Colditz castle the rear brake was non existent.

I tightened it up a bit to give some rear brake, however when the gear was loaded on for the next leg of the journey the weight obviously pushed down on the back end causing the brake cable to be pulled slightly and shoes to bind.

Couldn't feel it through the pedal but obviously on a motorway you don't use your brakes much so as it got hotter it bound more etc till the steel brake line expanded so much it burst the hub.

Just to make anyone who is worried about this feel better, it still took the best part of an hour to get the b@5t@rd hub off, so I don't think it was just going to fall off !!!

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Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:58 pm

Never seen that before, as some other people say.
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