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    How hard is it to replace a straight-pull hub with the same one?

    I stripped out the ratchet ring of a Sun Ringle SRX hub and am getting it warrantied. I might just sell it and get a Hope or DT Swiss 350 to replace it, which I would have my LBS install. But how hard would it be to just replace the broken one with the new one? Is there some trick where you leave the spokes sort of in position while you switch them out? Or is this a PITA that I should avoid?

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    In my opinion, unlacing and replacing a hub isn't too difficult. I don't like taping spokes or swapping them one at a time. Hub swaps are something I do sort of often, and I zip off all the spokes and built it like I was doing a wheel from scratch.

    It's no harder or easier than just building a wheel.

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    Make sure the spokes that are on the drive side remain on the drive side and the spokes on the non-drive side remain on the non-drive side.

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    Different hubs have different lengths of spokes required. Hub manufacturer should give you ERD, and you calculate spoke length. If the hubs aren't the same ERD, you'll need to buy new spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    Hub manufacturer should give you ERD, and you calculate spoke length.
    Doesn't ERD means effective rim diameter? Different hubs may have different flanges and pitch circles

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    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje View Post
    Doesn't ERD means effective rim diameter? Different hubs may have different flanges and pitch circles
    It does, but you need the ERD and hub to know what spoke length you need.

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    Its exactly the same hub so Iím assuming I can still use the same spokes, which are in good shape.

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