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Old 07-12-04, 11:37 PM   #1
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Zipp 404

Does anyone know if i can convert a zipp 404 track rear wheel to a road hub?
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It's really called a "404"? Is that because they can't be found anywhere?
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Does anyone know if i can convert a zipp 404 track rear wheel to a road hub?
you probably could, but it would be a royal pain. the threads for a freewheel and threads for a track cog are the same, however, I am not sure if a multi-speed freewheel would fit on. then, you'd be limited to an 8 speed cluster becuase thats the most gears that they ever put on a screw-on freewheel. to further complicate things, you need a longer axle and a re-dishing of the wheel.

an alternative might be the have an expert cut out the spokes and replace the hub with a road freehub, but I've never heard of anyone doing that. then again, i've also never heard of anyone screwing a multi-speed freewheel onto a track hub.

i'd keep it the way it is. you could make a pretty crucial fixie with that wheel...
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