QR flipflop hub?
I'm looking to build up a singlespeed, and I've got my eye on the On-One Maciato frame, but that takes a 120mm rear hub, and I'm hoping to use a quick release. I've used QRs with singlespeed drivetrains before, so I know it works, but what I want is a hub which I can retrofit with a hollow QR axle. I know the QR skewer will be far too long, which is why I intend to cut it down and extend the threads further down it on a lathe. The question is, who makes a flip-flop singlespeed hub which takes a standard axle that I can replace with a QR? Most of the hubs I've seen have cartridge bearings, am I correct in thinking it would be rather hard to change the axle on them?
Thanks in advance
Edit: I've just seen the Dura-Ace track hub, which I'd imagine is cup-and-cone like all Shimano hubs, but I don't want to shell out that much money!
any thing with a common 10 by one mm threaded axle...
QR work well on single speeds, not so good on fixed gear.
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Quick releases work perfectly well on fixed gears.
Originally Posted by jeepr
The trouble with that is that most of them seem to have cartridge bearings. The BMX hubs I've dismantled (quite a few) that use cartridge bearings all seem to have shoulders on the axle, or a section with no threads that's machined, which is why I'm asking. Will cartridge bearing road hubs have something like this? If they do, can I just whack any old 10mm axle in, or will I have trouble?
Originally Posted by fietsbob
I know QRs can be used with fixed gears, because I've done it, I didn't make it clear, I just said singlespeed in the original post, it was a fixed-gear as well.
I have an older Sanshin/Specialized sealed bearing freewheel hub the "cone " is threaded on the inside,
has a bearing shoulder on the outside and the ID of the bearing sits on it ..
Would be no problem shifting it around On the axle , and swapping a few different axle spacers.
there are dozens of hubs for the fixie flip flop crowd, haven't seen many in my hands.
I think Keirin regulations level the playing field Dura Ace Track
and Campagnolo are both loose ball cup and cone.
because the tracks in Japan have a Betting window.
Last edited by fietsbob; 09-28-11 at 12:33 PM.