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    wheelbuild road rim + BMX hub??

    hrm... this may seem like a stupid question, but is this possible? anybody here ever tried to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpokesInMyPoop
    hrm... this may seem like a stupid question, but is this possible? anybody here ever tried to do this?

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    Why not. A hub's a hub. It doesn't care if it's laced to a road rim, a mountain bike rim or a Peterbuilt rim. It's happy just going around and around in circles (if a hub is happy at all, that is )
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    Why not. A hub's a hub. It doesn't care if it's laced to a road rim, a mountain bike rim or a Peterbuilt rim. It's happy just going around and around in circles (if a hub is happy at all, that is )
    ahh... i was just concerned about potential incompatibilities with the axles and whatnot. I spotted some cool bmx hubs on ebay that I want to build a single speed wheelset with. they're pretty :B

    maybe I should try a different forum...? like the ss/fg area?
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    I think some (all?) BMX hubs have a different diameter axle than road and mountain hubs. Look into that first.

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    The first track bike I bought actually had BMX hubs on them. Shouldn't be a problem, unless you care about using a lockring on a fixed cog.

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    If the number of holes match, it's good for the rim. Do make sure that it's good for the frame, though. Axle diametre and spacing.
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    what frame are you goint to put these wheels in? I tried some BMX hubs ( spaced at 110 mm) on an MTB frame (spaced at 135 mm) and found that I could only get a good chainline on the inner ring of the triple. Leaves you with a very few gearing options.

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    it's an old road frame, 100mm front, 120mm rear.

    i'm still thinking about it, tho... i might get a set of iro hubs from harris. grrr... WHY CAN'T I HAVE MORE MONEY?!
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