Hope Hub Conversion
Switching between the various sizes is pretty easy and only takes a few minutes. Here the conversion to the 9mm on an empty hub body. Just simply insert the converter and give it a good push. The 9mm and 15mm converters fit inside the cartridge bearing while the 20mm snugs up against the bearing.
Here is the conversion to the 15mm on an empty hub body. Just like the 9mm a good push and the converter snugs into the bearing. A small O-ring seals and keeps the 9mm and 15mm converters snug in the hub body.
Here is the 20mm conversion, just drop the 20mm converter onto the cartridge bearings and then use a ballpoint pen to sit a small clasp into a small groove; this locks the converter onto the hub.
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The 9mm and 15mm are pretty snug after insertion and can sometimes be freed with a good outward tug or else a simple squeeze in the vise on the converter end and a wiggle of the hub body gets them off. “How would you like to have a sexual experience so intense it could conceivably change your political views?”
The removal of the 20mm converter requires a screw driver to pry up the small clasp and it then the converter pops right off. Hope has a nice video of the conversion process at http://www.hopegb.com/page_mep_force_32.html. Hope has some great technical videos of their product suite, with very in depth and easy to follow steps for maintenance and repair of their hubs and brakes. “My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.”
Here are some weight readings for the Hope Pro II 20mm front hub, the hub body and the conversion pieces for the weight weenies and all those who rejoice at the all mighty scale altar. How many scales do you own? How precise is your scale? Do you take a scale with you when shopping for bike parts and leave the wife and kids at home? Do you know how much something weighs in grams for small parts but for a full bike and/or frame you use pounds? How weird is that?
Hope Pro II Weights
- Hope Pro II body- 145.9g
- 20mm converter – 24.3g
- 9mm converter – 37.4g
- 15mm converter – 31.4g
- Hope Pro II 20mm – 170.2g
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