Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

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Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby Shoogle » 24 Feb 2016, 8:32pm

Anybody used Spa Cycles for the SP-PD8 dynamo and wheel bundle? I'm not sure about these hubs as apparently they aren't user serviceable.

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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby WorldWideWilby » 25 Feb 2016, 8:30am

Hi, I bought my SP hub from Trident cycles and it's gone faulty. Thankfully it's a 2year guarantee. I sent the wheel back to the shop and they are doing the rest.
OK it cost more to send a wheel but I don't have to pay for wheel rebuilding, and SP were happy with this as they could test it in situ.

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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby Shoogle » 25 Feb 2016, 10:04am

Was it the bearings or the electrics?

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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby WorldWideWilby » 25 Feb 2016, 10:06am

Electronics

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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby WorldWideWilby » 25 Feb 2016, 10:08am

Just contacted Triton and a new hub is to be fitted to my wheel.

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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby WorldWideWilby » 25 Feb 2016, 10:08am

I think the period of guarantee is important

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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby robc02 » 25 Feb 2016, 10:43am

Hi, I bought my SP hub from Trident cycles and it's gone faulty.


My SP hub (from Spa) also went faulty after a few months use. It tested as if there was a short circuit in the windings, though I received no confirmation of this - just a replacement hub. The new hub has been fine.

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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby WorldWideWilby » 25 Feb 2016, 10:46am

I think SP changed the design

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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby deliquium » 25 Feb 2016, 11:13am

I have two SP PV8 hubs, one is over 2 years old and has covered in excess of 20,000 miles, the other is 18 months old and has over 9,000 miles use. That's all weather year round Welsh mileages :wink: No problems so far :D
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Re: Spa Dynamo & Wheel Bundle

Postby RJC » 25 Feb 2016, 11:37am

Anyone have any experience of the newer & smaller SV-9 ?
I've not yet seen any bad reports, but reports of any nature are still elusive.
I sometimes toy with the idea of giving my Brompton a hub dynamo upgrade.