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Old 01-20-21, 05:27 AM
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Cube Freehub Removal

Hi everyone hope all is well. I recently bought a new Cube Attain SL 2021 road bike and noticed that some grit got into the the freehub where the pawls meet the splines. Basically I just want to remove the free hub so that I can clear the grit.

Ive removed the axel and bearings, I just need to remove the freehub body itself. Does anyone know how I might do this? I've tried just pulling on it and I've tried a 10mm Allen key to no avail. Might I need just need a bigger Allen key?

The wheels themselves are CUBE RA 1.9 Aero Disc. I've tried to find the manual for these wheels but apparently it's either non existent or hidden very well (or I'm just thick)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.r
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Old 01-21-21, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Crashleigh View Post
Hi everyone hope all is well. I recently bought a new Cube Attain SL 2021 road bike and noticed that some grit got into the the freehub where the pawls meet the splines. Basically I just want to remove the free hub so that I can clear the grit.

Ive removed the axel and bearings, I just need to remove the freehub body itself. Does anyone know how I might do this? I've tried just pulling on it and I've tried a 10mm Allen key to no avail. Might I need just need a bigger Allen key?

The wheels themselves are CUBE RA 1.9 Aero Disc. I've tried to find the manual for these wheels but apparently it's either non existent or hidden very well (or I'm just thick)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.r
Are the hubs Cube branded? I appreciate that you need 10 posts for pics but every hub is different.
How do you know the freehub needs service?
Do you know that the freehub has open pawls which are servicable?
Shimano freehubs are non servicable and require replacing if worn, yet based on the age of the bike, it's unlikely a shimano FH would be worn severely.
Thanks
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Old 01-21-21, 09:59 AM
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Contact Cube. They may be able to give you the info you need. CUBE Contact
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Old 01-21-21, 10:13 AM
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Grit is going to get everywhere on a bike. To a large extent bikes can handle that without requiring one to completely disassemble, clean, lube and reassemble. If being finicky is your thing then go for it. But if you do nothing but clean it externally as best you can you'll get many thousands of miles worth of riding from the bike.

I used to be finicky, but found it took up too much of my riding time.
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So it turns out it needed a 15mm Allen key. I didn't see the splines inside as they weren't obvious so after shining a torch through there I just about found them.

Thanks for the help though. It turns out the the grit is in the inside of the freehub body itself and to your point Iride01 I'm just being finicky. The compulsion to keep it in absolute perfect condition is strong but its also very time consuming and expensive 😅
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Old 01-21-21, 01:35 PM
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Easy flush and lube video.
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