Classic & Vintage - BMX Hubs for a fixie?
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04-04-07, 09:11 AM
One of these days I would like to build myself a fixed gear bike and I have been watching track hubs of all kinds. It doesn't seem to matter what kind (Campy Record, Dura Ace, or Superbe Pro) they all seem to command huge prices on ebay. I have also watched BMX hubs. They seem to get good prices too but not nearly as much. Has any body heard of road fixed gear bikes being built with BMX hubs? Are the spacings the same as track hubs?
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04-04-07, 09:26 AM
Bmx hubs probably wont work with a lockring.
go to www.irofixedgear.com you can get a rear-only hub for $45. Click 'view' on the hub set,
then select "rear only" and the price will go down to $45.
04-04-07, 09:27 AM
Are there lefthand threads for a lockring on a bmx hub?
edit: Hobartlemagne beat me to the punch.
04-04-07, 09:38 AM
The stuff you're watching is pretty high end, but I've noticed I can get good money for vintage track components no matter what they are right now. Even old Bramptom flip flop hubs, which were standard equipment on a Raleigh Gran Prix for a year or two... I sold a pair for over a hundred bucks a year back.
However, deals appear. Nashbar sold off a bunch of house brand track hubs a while back, basically rebadged formulas. Decent hubs. According to the one I just picked up (I ordered a few) I paid 15.29 per hub. So if you can be patient, do so. I also just picked up some new rims for them for 9.99; you gotta love Nashbar.
The IRO track hub is a Formula-made unit; I have a double-fixed version on my commuter and it works great. There are alternatives but for twenty bucks savings why would you bother?
04-04-07, 10:42 AM
And all those old Schwinn exercize cycles used a fixed gear hub!
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