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    single sided hub?

    hi everyone,

    does anyone know who sells or makes a decent single sided hub for commuting/light offroad?

    I've had a look a Phil hubs, which are nice but don't seem very forthcoming with info on their single-sided version.. and Pantour suspension hubs, which look more trouble than they're worth. Their website also doesnt seem to have been updated since 2004!

    I was thinking of getting a custom axle made to fit into a standard double sided hub, but the axle would be too thin.

    cheers

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    Chris King makes through-axle hubs. I believe that design is what's used on single-sided forks (like C'dale's Lefty) and on trikes. Not sure if those hubs are directly adaptable to a single-sided setup.

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    Single sided hubs are used a lot for wheel chairs so if you do a search for wheel chair hubs you will find more choices. Roger

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    thanks for the help guys. the chris king stuff looks seriously tasty...

    I've been looking at wheelchair hubs, but there don't seem to be any high-end manufacturers that offer just a hub. They all seem to come as wheelsets.

    I suppose I could buy a wheelset and throw most of it in the bin?!

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    Sturmey makes some with drum brakes:
    http://www.sturmey-archer.com/products/hubs/cid/2/id/51
    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...hair/Recumbent

    Your local Giant dealer should have one in the parts catalog for their Halfway folding bike.

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    thanks for the response.

    I've always wondered what Giant do with the rear hub/axle on the Halfway. It all looks pretty standard but there must be huge bending moments on the rear axle and frame with a hub and 6 speed cassette all mounted on one side.

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    Any 20MM through axle hub should work. There are 14mm BMX hubs that might do the trick also.

    A lot of people on a home-built recumbent forum recommend hubs from Bitex.
    1993 Cannondale T700 - 1994 Specialized Rockhopper - Actionbent T1 (Electrification in progress!)

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