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    Salsa 2 Rear Hub Problems

    Just started having an issue with my Rear hub Salsa2 by Formula.
    When riding sometimes it won't back pedal and sometimes when I stop pedaling forward the chain continue forward and bunches up.

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    Very well known issues with that hub.
    Just needs maintenance...like every hub
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u70P3mP3lOY

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    Thank you mayor will check out the video.

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    The first two sections of the cassette come off easy but the bigger section is stuck on the hub and won't come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    The first two sections of the cassette come off easy but the bigger section is stuck on the hub and won't come off.
    Do you know how to operate a hammer?

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    Oh boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Very well known issues with that hub.
    Just needs maintenance...like every hub
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u70P3mP3lOY
    I like it. Thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    The first two sections of the cassette come off easy but the bigger section is stuck on the hub and won't come off.
    Doesn't really need to. I'd recommend some spray penetrating oil and time. The cassette may have gouged the freehub. You might try a few wraps of inner tube and a vicegrips on the freehub (don't crush it) and a chain whip to rock it back and forth.

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    Does not look to be gouged into the freehub but might be slightly, will try penetrating oil.

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    You can still take the freehub off with the lower cassette still on.
    First thing you need to check is that the pawls are still good.
    Also the the teeth inside the hub are still good.
    Don't know how old your hub is.......my 2011 unit died after about 2 years with regular maintenance....but have a buddy who rides very hard that finally had is go last week.

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    3rd cog up from the smallest was gouged in a little, will have to file off the little nubs that were created to get the rest off.
    The hub is only 1 year old so hopefully it's serviceable when I get it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    3rd cog up from the smallest was gouged in a little, will have to file off the little nubs that were created to get the rest off.
    The hub is only 1 year old so hopefully it's serviceable when I get it off.
    May still be under warrantee. Shimano warrants their stuff for at least a year if not two. Sometimes a little tap with a screwdriver handle or small brass hammer is magic.

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    Windigo's gotta stop trialsin with his fatbike!!
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

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    Now the free hub does not pull off the way it does in the video.

    I have the 12mm through axle 177mm if that makes a difference.

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    Still cant remove the free hub, any ideas?

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    Did you try spinning the freehub while your pulling it out?

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    Yes

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    Did you try swearing loudly while trying to remove it? (Sorry for the rethorical question, without having it to look at I ran out of ideas.)

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    Hey I appreciate the help either way. Not sure why its so stubborn, maybe something damaged inside not letting it come off. Keep wondering if something like a snap washer or something holding it on because it does not budge.

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    Ok it came of, one of the pawls is broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    Ok it came of, one of the pawls is broke.
    Did the swearing help? Bummer about the pawl, is the hub salvagable? I would still check on the warrantee.

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    Ya all looks good on the hub itself, the free hub has lots of rust on the inside so I guess that was holding it together. Put some antiseize on it last night so that probably helped it let go.
    Hopefully I can find a pawl or free hub in time for the weekend.

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    I have a pawl being mailed out but was hoping to find something in time for Fatbike fest this weekend, anyone know if other pawls would work?

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    They're pretty specific to the hub design. Does your LBS have any?

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    No none of the LBS in my area have them. When I called the shop that sold me the bike the owner said you're just out of warranty, sorry we can't help you. But not a problem because Salsa was nice enough to help. Salsa said in the meantime that Sram would fit as well if I could find one local. All I can find in my area is Sun.

    A mechanic at a LBS told me that I could ride it no problem with just 2 pawls.

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