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    Hugi vs. DTSwiss star ratchet... Whats the difference?

    I recently got a late 90's Hugi "sport" hub that resembles a 95/99 vintage. The 18points of engagement leave something to be desired. I see that the newer DT Swiss hubs have an reacement 36point star ratchet but does not mention older hubs being compatable. Anyone try it out or know the difference between old and new star ratchets?
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    "Should work" but be careful.
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    Thats what im worried about. The 36point ratchets are less than $30, but having the ratchet turn into a fixed gear or blow up while riding is no fun.

    I figured someone in VRC has attempted this.
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    You ride still sucka!?
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    That question may be better directed here for an answer:

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    I have been selling and installing the 36th ratchet kits in DT Swiss hubs for a long time now. No problems.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    So I ordered the 36t ratchet rings, they fit and seem to work (tomorrows ride will tell), but here are the things I noticed.

    Measurements on the whole between the old and new were about the same, the outer diameter of the rings differ by 0.1mm so I think that will be acceptable and theres no slop.

    The inner diameter of the ring is much bigger, so I had to put the spring in backwards, with the larger end of the conical spring against the inboard ring. I dont this will be much of a problem either.

    The sound is particularly awesome and sounds similar to my King rear hub on a different bike. Double the engagement -> double the fun.


    In the end, since it's "not supposed to work" but it does, I will just be paying more attention to it for the first few rides and open up the hub more often to make sure things aren't getting mucked up.




    And yes Rumpfy, I do still ride. So far this year 28 rides, 420 miles, and 48 hours of riding. All while dodging bullets and broken bottles on Philly's best singletrack. Might be in the Bay Area in July for a few days with the Ventana MP
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffss View Post
    Might be in the Bay Area in July for a few days with the Ventana MP

    You better let us know when you're here beeotch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffss View Post
    The sound is particularly awesome and sounds similar to my King rear hub on a different bike. Double the engagement -> double the fun.
    A little bit of Chris King ring-drive lube on the pawls will quiet them down quite a bit.
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    I like the sound of the old Hügis better - its more a thonk thonk thonk sound than the campagnolo like tick tick tick sound today :-)
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