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Hub end cap removal - Novatec 641 front hub


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I have a set of larger "Torque cap" end caps for the above hub. These things mate better with the bigger dropouts that the latest Rockshox forks come with. The problem is that the old end caps (which work just fine actually) are pressed in quite firmly and have a deeper section and overlap than I'm used to.

 

Any suggestions on how to remove them? I suspect that tapping them out using a rod or dowel from the opposite side may be the solution but thought I'd ask here first. 

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Remove nipples. Remove spokes from hub. Replace with Hope. Job done.

 

Otherwise an axle vise will do the job. Grab the end caps in the axle vice and pull the wheel upwards.

 

 

Bwahaha. Hope you know what you're talking about!

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Remove nipples. Remove spokes from hub. Replace with Hope. Job done.

 

Otherwise an axle vise will do the job. Grab the end caps in the axle vice and pull the wheel upwards.

Best advice I've ever heard :D

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