I have been out over the last few weeks and each time the temp has been below freezing, my rather expensive Chris King rear hub has decided to freeze up resulting in me not being able to peddle. This has been quite embarrassing considering the price I paid for the damn thing, not to mention the fact that me and my mates (who took great pleasure in doing so) have had to p**s on the thing to thaw it out. Anyone else out there had the same problem? Do I need to contact Chris King or do I have to accept that it don't work in the cold!!!!
shimano ones work in freezing temps. i'd say you have got water in there somewhere. grease doesn't freeze to at least -20 deg C, well not that sort of grease. i'd defo say you got water in it. strip and regrease may do the trick.
How much is the tool and where can you get one. Where can I find out how to take the thing apart.
It froze outside the hut at Lllandegla and the guys at one planet said I needed to pour warm water on the hub which he demonstrated by pouring a jug of warm water on the inside of the wheel and proved that it worked, I guess it was just heat transference. He then said that if it happens on a ride then I have to get my old man out!