Rumors......

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Sethbomb, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Sethbomb

    Sethbomb New Member

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    Rumor is White industry is making a front freewheel with 72 points of ingagement. Projected to be around $100.00.......SWEET!!!
    Those of you using front free wheel cranks: is it worth it? I think it definitly would be for the price, I was just wondering what other set backs/disadvantages there may be. I haven't put too many hours on front free wheel cranks, but since Chris King announced they won't warranty hubs from trials riders (and they claim they can tell), I am wondering if this is the drive train of the near future?
    Just wondering......
    Oh and one other thing: how is white industry warranty department?
     
  2. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Got more product than Ron Popeil Staff Member

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    Well, I know at least one local rider has blown up his white industries FFW, and another local was having problems last time we rode... I know you're going to want names, but I can't remember :).

    What's this about CK not warrantying trials hubs? I thought they just came out and said that they don't recommend their hubs for trials. Any of us that bought the hub prior to this (such as you) shouldn't have any problems with warranty issues... I think. Let me know if theres something I'm missing :).

    Bill
     

  3. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    Josh broke his, no suprised there :rolleyes:


    (the following might suprise some of you). I really didn't like the try-all bash ring, its unuseable. I don't try to go to bashring on anything really, but if you are in a comp and you try to stick rubber, you usually can just fal back on your bash ring. The try-all was so smooth and small that this wasn't an option, you won't land on the bash you will just fall off. I prefer the full sized threshold on my race face :)
     
  4. BrettM

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    I warrantied my ck hub no prob sometime after they said that. I didn't even bother lieing and said I used it for trials. Too many people obviously couldn't understand that when they say they don't recommend their hub for trials that it doesn't mean they won't do warranties.
     
  5. AndyT

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    Who was that that got all the trials-ridden hubs not warrantied? God I hate that guy...I wonder what hub he's running now.
     
  6. BBZ2

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    As Andy said, my white industries free wheel blew up after about maybe 20 rides. I think mine may have been falty and would still ride their free wheel especially for a mod bike.

    Seth why switch if you already are ridding a CK in back?
     
  7. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    the super duper secret coustellier modified WI freewheels had 72 points in them. when i got to hop on their rigs i must say they felt pretty darn good. good enough to maybe consider trying it out against my king get up.... yes....
     
  8. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    i had my king warrantied, no questions asked, or maybe i fibbed, who the fuck cares.

    i am getting those Try-All FFw cranks with a track cog on them..i cant say that i will love them, but i doubt they will be as shitty as the set up i have now.
     
  9. BiKe4EvEr

    BiKe4EvEr New Member

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    IMO nothing beats CK
     
  10. Sethbomb

    Sethbomb New Member

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    Guess I was mis-informed about CK. I thought I heard people talking about the warranty thing a while ago. Anyway, I'm glad I'm wrong. I love CK stuff, and have always had great service with them.
    The only reason I would switch, would be if something happened to my current hub. I don't think I could spend the money again if there was no warranty, but since there is......nevermind.
     
  11. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Well I can tell, so im pretty sure they can ;)

    The way i took their announcement was that they didnt warranty their hubs for trials any more. The end.

    Could be wrong though :)
     
  12. trialsbug

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  13. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    The V1 WI FW was ,much like the King hub,suitable but not designed for trials .WI now has one apparently for this ,King needs to step up! OR DIE!
     
  14. Faction Bike

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    THE 72 ENGAGEMENT POINT FREEWHEELS ARE DONE!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!! I'm getting some on Thursday....if ya want one let me know.....once I get mine rolling, I'll let you know how she goes.

    BTW, these freewheels are rediculously burly. To sum up the materials science lesson the man over at White industries gave me, if you break one, you are a freak of nature.
     
  15. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    I look forward to seeing it graham :bigthumb:



    NOT AS MUCH AS ME FOOKIN FRAME AY
     
  16. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    i have had 0 problems with mine. i thought i had a problem with it skipping, turned out i had a stripped steel rear cog... i am not really smooth in any sense of the word, and mine is just fine. of course my 18t freewheel mysteriously has 4 pawls when it's only supposed to have 3... hmm.
     
  17. Mike

    Mike Self proclaimed Huguenot

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    WTF!!!
    I just got my white industrie not even a year ago(36 engage) and now they come out with a 72 thats not that much more. I payed 140(canadian) for mine. DAMN.
    lol Oh well, it works really well anyway. If it busts though, i know what i'm getting. :)
     
  18. Nikolai

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    I'm not too familiar with freewheels 'n such. How durable is the cog part of it?
    I end up replacing my 22t chainring twice a year because the teeth get mushroomed, and my casette once a year (and my king freehub body too) because that wears out as well.
    Is the cog part of the freewheel replaceable? How often do you folks who run freewheels need to replace them because they have worn out? How many of you are 200+ lbs?
     
  19. AndyT

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    I would say that I don't know ANYONE who has gone through a free wheel because the cog went out...its usually because hte free wheel just craps out, which won't happen with the white industries. The one thing is that with a smaller amount of teeth you will be putting more stress on your drivetrain...

    But you are kind of scaring me with the whole ruining of every part of your drivetrain. Do you run steel everything, king cog, good chain?
     
  20. Nikolai

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    well, I get generic steel 22t chainrings. In my experience, they last all of 1-2 months less than XT. I have had three old-style 8 speed ultegra casettes where there are individual cogs and spacers held together by three pins. Currently, the pins have sheared on the gear I use and it has dug pretty far into my steel king freehub. I am past due for a new cassette, but I can't get the stupid thing off. I generally run PC-58 chain, and I heard somebody say replacing it every three months is a good cheap insurance policy for trials riding and I try to keep up with it. I last put one on in August, and have been busy and injured a lot during the fall and winter. It snapped on me this past Saturday, but I luckily fell into mud and not pointy rocks.... No king kog though.... It would be logical for me to try that next....