Some Hub Love

Since buying my daringly expensive though cheaper then you think, Craigslist bought Industry Nine wheels I've had an issue. When set up geared (compared to SS) my cassette would rotate forward 90 to 180 degrees, wrapping the chain and making a good peddle stroke inefficient.

Industry Nine Freehub

I finally took the time to tear down my rear up and I found a paw spring had broken into about five pieces. All of these little pieces were floating around and getting caught between the paws and the drive gear binding it up. I thought to replace the spring but I also wanted to quieten down the hub a bit so I took three paws out including the offending spring.

Industry Nine Freehub Shell

I've had some friends question why quieten the hub and all I can say is, "On a good long adventure with a bonk looming near my hearing becomes sensitive and silence or close to it, is golden".



March 5, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Those paws =engagement points, that is what makes an I-9 special and the noise is just do to all of those engagement points. Not sure you have a very good reason behind your madness. Now it's time to go ride!

  The Evil MGE!

March 5, 2011 at 6:51 PM

E, I followed I-9's prescribed adjustment procedure for removing the paws. They say you can run 3 or 6 as long as the 3 is in a triangular shape. It reduces the engagement by an insignificant percentage but in no means reduces reliability (said in their words).

Peas little man!

Love from the Goat


March 7, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Right on goat!

  the original big ring

March 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

pfffft.....that's what you get for running gears.