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Old 07-20-10, 10:32 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-20-10, 10:49 AM   #2
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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.
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