I recently bought a rear TCS Speed AM wheel on ebay for 58 dollars shipped. Thought I'd gotten a great deal but as soon as I took it out of the box I knew I hadn't. The wheel was advertised as new but it had a coating of red clayish dirt on it and the locknuts on the axle showed signs of wear from being adjusted. Otherwise the wheel was scratch free.
The cheap hub on this wheel uses loose bearings and looks alot like the old Shimano hubs I have lots of experience working on.The Axle was so tight it wouldn't turn so i loosened the cones. When the wheel became loose enough to turn the hub carrier became loose.
I removed the axle and found that the freehub body r was loose on the hub, On most of these there is a bolt inside the hub that tightens the freehub on, but there was nothing I can find that attached the freehub, it was held on by tension from the cone axle.
I adjusted it so that it would spin but still be a bit tight, put a tire and rotor on and went for a ride. while coasting down a hill the axle froze up and spun the locknut off which caused the skewer to snap.
Seller is going to send me a return shipping sticker.
Any ideas what is wrong with this hub?
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