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Old 11-12-10, 10:41 PM   #1
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Help, with hubs....

I am building a wheel set and I need to find out which hubs i am using... my front wheel needs a 24 hole and my back rim needs a 28 and my front needs a 24 i'd prefer same brand and it has to be pretty cheap. also the rear hub has to be compatible with an 8 speed shimano cassette...thanks if you know something...
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Bike Fridays use a 24 spoke hub in their Tikit folder's wheels ,
Brompton uses 28 on most of their wheels front and rear.

But thats probably not what you mean

8 speed cassettes are fading, into the dust of passing trends and will
probably stuff on a current '9 speed' hub anyhow..

Under or sparsely spoked wheels are a current fashion trend.

larger wheels don't really need those low spoke counts.

the buyer may feel the fashion pressure to buy them , admittedly.

If the wheels are quite small , the 2 I listed at the top, are 349/16'' wheels
then the number of spokes suits the dimension of the rim.


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check your LBs maybe they have some hubs gleened from crashed wheels. otherwise look on ebay for used hubs.

I am not sure cheap and 28hole 8spd cassette go together
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check your LBs maybe they have some hubs gleened from crashed wheels. otherwise look on ebay for used hubs.

I am not sure cheap and 28hole 8spd cassette go together
8, 9, and 10-speed cassettes fit on the same cassette body, so that's not really an issue. However, lower spoke count hubs tend to be higher quality/higher price just because there's less demand.

Young Masher from 'Minster: you could try to find some Velocity hubs: http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=570 . I found a set of "standard" hubs for about $80 a pair.
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I disagree. His request was straightforward, albeit not particularly grammatical.
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How cheap is 'cheap?'

Budget 24 hole hubs might be tough to come by. If you can't find used then using the rims you have on-hand might wind up being more expensive than just buying a decent set of pre-built wheels and carefully retensioning them by hand.
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You would be better served by just getting the right size of rim,

and let the spoke count be what the pre built wheel set, in the affordable price range happens to be.

.. as our Quebec friend suggests

when the wallet is flush and the race times are a half second behind the opponents to the podium,
due to aerodynamics of a few spokes, then it may matter.

Or stick those rims back on ebay and make it someone else's problem..
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Probably your best option in the 24/28 spoke count "budget" market would be Novatec. They are the only "cheaply" priced hubs that offer those spoke counts that I'm aware of.

Check out at http://bdopcycling.com/Hubs-Road.asp

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