ISON or ION or something service the hubs in the UK I think. Not sure how they operate - maybe they replace it and send the dead one off? Depends how quick you need the wheel.
Yep, ISON Distribution do SP servicing in the UK. Conveniently, they're about 3 miles from my house.
Ooh nice, thanks both of you. I'll look into it.
AFAIK they swap you an already refurbed hub (your hub goes back to Taiwan for refurbishment and returned to join their refurbed stock). Reduces wait times
Yeah, I thought it was something like that. It's the same as what Garmin do with the units.
Buy a SON. close thread.
Twice the price and I'm still still using the SP hub I bought for TCR4 so I'm yet to see the need to "buy a SON". To be fair, one of those years of TABR and TCR was done on a second SP hub (QR) so the one I'm currently using had a rest. Neither have been serviced though.
How do you tell if a Dynamo hub is not spinning well/bad bearings as opposed to just the resistance from the mechanism?
Mine makes quite a loud cracking noise at times, only when the wheel is spinning. Not pleasant ha
I can get a DT Swiss 533d rim built up with a XT DH-T785 dynamo. 32 random spokes. about 110 euro's. Basically a cheap trekking wheel but would be great for my budget atm to put on my commuter. Any reason not to go for it? Still researching if I can make it tubeless but any other options are more expensive. I know other dynamo's are more highly adviced here but $$$ atm is low. It's probably either this or keep checking the classifieds for something second handed.
I have this and have used it for around a year. No issues, lights work well and charges a battery. Built the wheel myself using a Alex rim.
Is there still an LX dyno hub?
Looking for the cheapest shimano nutted axle dyno hub that has a 6 bolt or spline disc fitting. I'm sure there used to be a small barrelled Nexus model but seems to have been bumped off for 2019
XT are all QR, and nexus don't seem to have a disc variant any more, I figure with the new nexus 5 di2 heavy weight stuff there is a dyno hub coming along but its just not available yet?
Is using an SP PD-8 on a 20" wheel likely to cause issues? I note that they do a small wheel version, but I don't already own it.
I doubt it, since it'll just be like riding it on a big wheel at high speed all the time, but I don't exactly know
Unless there's some consideration wrt spoke angles and hub flanges and other such mechanical magic
As aliasalias said it's just spinning faster. So if anything you could use the less powerful variant (SD-8 I think) which is slightly lighter and has slightly less drag. Small wheel variants are probably in the same vein (or are actually SD-8). But otherwise PD-8 should be fine if you have one already.
i have this setup in my soma tradesman since 2016, no issues.
produces light with less effort than with 650b/700c wheel.
All good news. I'll be traveling slow most of the time, so it sounds like a good thing.
I am looking for a QR Disc dynamo front wheel 700c, if you've got one you want rid of let me know.
Looking to build a dad bike on the cheap.
Looking for a 26” rim brake wheel with dynamo for my beater.
Happy with a dirt cheap hub also - sub £25
I need a dynamo hub - that looks like the cheapest way to get one and it's a whole wheel!
I have an SP 32h QR CenterLock here. I was going to take it to a mate in Oz but I'll see if he still wants it if you're still looking for something?
still looking, am hoping for a built wheel, less hassle on my end, but can do a hub if the price is right (as low as I can get it obvs)
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