A rusty dynohub isn’t necessarily a dead dynohub. Magnets and armatures can often be freed off and working perfectly again with some WD40 and gentle persuasion. Don’t separate them though or they may never work again. Rusted chrome can be rubbed down and painted. Black looks good. This is not for the restoration purist though.
I’m currently servicing 2 FW four-speed hubs for a friend. One of them is in very nice condition and needs nothing more than a good clean and lubrication. I opened the gear and examined the internals as my friend requested and stripped it down as far as the planet cage. There was no need to […]