Miche Freehub Removal and Installation Primato Syntesi

Last Updated on December 10, 2022 by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Miche hubs are not super common, so I thought I’d do a write up on changing the freehub.  I’m changing my bike from a Shimano freehub to Campagnolo.  I’ll assume you have your wheel already removed.

Step 1

Loosen the bearing preload, it’s the tiny little allen key bolt on the cap on the non-drive side.

Bearing Preload

Step 2

Each end of the axle has a cap, the cap has a hole for a 5mm allen wrench.  Put a wrench in each side.  One is to hold the axle from spinning while you move the other clockwise.  The axle has reverse threads.  Without too much effort the cap should break loose so you can unscrew it. 

Step 3

Once the cap is off you can pull the axle out of the hub.

Step 4

Remove the free hub from the axle. 

Freehub and Axle

Step 5

You might want to clean and grease the axle.  Now install your new freehub on the axle and then the bushing that comes with the freehub.  Be careful greasing the pawls and splines.  If you use a thick grease, it could impede the pawls from moving.  Same could happen if you use too much grease.

Freehub on axle

Step 6

Install the axle onto your rear hub.  You will have to push the pawls in to get the freehub to go in.  Next you put the cap on the end and tighten.  Again, reverse threads, so tighten is counterclockwise.  I just did it pretty snug, I saw 5nm suggested for a different brand.

Published by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Jim has over 40 years of experience with bicycles and loves road and mountain biking and just going for calm cruises. He is a mechanic who has built custom bikes and is also very interested in bike history.

2 thoughts on “Miche Freehub Removal and Installation Primato Syntesi

  1. Welcome to the world of Campagnolo! As a bonus, 11 speed is one spot where Campagnolo is interchangeable with Shimano/SRAM. I just bought a trainer with Shimano freehub and cassette pre-installed and my Campy system shifts fine on it.

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