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I have a DBS bicycle and the rear wheel hub is broken. I understand it is a three speed hub. I have tried several bike repair shops, but none are able to service/repair this. Help!

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You might need to have your wheel replaced. If you take it to a shop they can use your old gears and tire. This well help cut the price. What is the nature of the problem?

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