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    Instructions on Taking Apart a Sun Ringle Dirty Flea Rear Hub

    Anyone ever taken apart a Dirty Flea rear hub? I got the snap ring out, but after that I have no clue. I looked for info on the Sun/Ringle website but there's nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

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    So I tapped the non-drive side of the axle with a plastic hammer and the full axle/freehub assembly popped out of the hub, but now I'm stuck on how to get the freehub off the axle...

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    You should be able to pull it right off...if it doesn't budge tap the axle on the drive side with a rubber mallet.
    Why are you taking it apart?
    I had some serious issues with my Ringle' Dirty Flea rear hub but the Hayes Tech Department was AWESOME helping me out anyway they could!
    What ever you do, DO NOT USE GREASE ON THE PAWLS!!! THIS COMES DIRECTLY FROM HAYES/RINGLE TECH DEPARTMENT!
    I busted 2 freewheels that way, cartridge bearings were totally busted...
    I used the recommended lube and been worry free ever since!
    I can send you some pics (Those which I send to Hayes), PM me if you want and I can forward you all the e-mails from Hayes as I'm not allowed to post them online
    Last edited by cdalemaniac; 07-24-2008 at 01:23 PM.
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    Thanks for the tip- yeah, just tapped it with a plastic hammer and it slid right out. Only reason I was asking was because seemed like the axle wasn't "seated" properly as the freehub body had a gap between it and the actual hub, to where I could see inside where the pawls were. I figured I should take the whole thing apart and see if there was actually something wrong- turns out it's all good.

    Didn't re-grease or do anything to it, just put it all back together and it's working fine. I'll remember the tip about the grease for future reference. Thanks!

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    You need some sort of lubrication though!
    Hayes said this:

    "We recommend using Phil Wood Tenacious oil, Pedro's
    Synlube, or even good old 10W-30. You only need a little bit in there to
    keep the parts from wearing prematurely."

    So, don't run it without any lube...
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