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 Post subject: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:49 pm 
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https://www.bricklanebikesshop.co.uk/pr ... -front-hub


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:54 pm 
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What stops the flanges coming off the bearings ? Interference and loctite ?

Looks cool though 8)

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:58 pm 
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I think so!
Building the wheel must be a nightmare with the flanges turning separately!


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:01 pm 
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It would really suit radial - it would look super wacky !

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:13 pm 
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didn't Tune do a design where the flanges moved independently?

surely, once built they wouldn't move due to the spokes holding them in place?

either way, weird


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Better have some decent angular contact bearings in there, or the bearing won't be lasting long.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:31 pm 
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danson67 wrote:
Better have some decent angular contact bearings in there, or the bearing won't be lasting long.

All the best,



Yes :)

If I wasn't so busy tonight I'd go out and make one!
See if I can destroy their "lightest hub available bar none" claim.


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:54 am 
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Yeah right a "freeride" hub with out disc mounts or a 20mm axle, sure..

Plus the floating hub shells are pretty scary..


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Light means small diameter balls which means poor wet weather performance well is seems to on all those far eastern hubs. I have had it with cheap lightweight hubs they promise so much and deliver so little. I dare not take my novatec's A291/F482 out in the wet as it is know they do not last long in those conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy hubs.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:53 pm 
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These were around in the 90's called something like the UnHub.


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