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Old 04-06-07, 09:52 PM   #1
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Cassette hub--freewheel

I wasn't kidding when I asked what the difference was. Can someone explain it?
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Old 04-06-07, 09:54 PM   #2
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Cassettes have drivers that have the teeth and stuff on them and it's all one piece, and freewheels are the older kind. You need a cassette to go smaller than 13t, I think, so most nicer new bikes have cassettes.
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Thanks. Is it just preference, or are there pros and cons for each?
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Freewheels *might* last longer, but if you need a small cog then you'd have to get a cassette.
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cog? sorry for asking so many questions.
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Old 04-06-07, 11:00 PM   #7
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so im thinkin of building up some of the cheapest wheels i can, poverty locash flip flop, some 16 dollar rims, and sme 14g spokes. how long do you give it?
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I think they might take longer to build than to break.
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im gonna have dans build them
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I've heard bad things about Dans and building wheels. A few of the guys here have had rims with hops in them and my friend's wheels from Dans have all fallen apart after only a short period of time on them (although most wheels do need the spokes tightened shortly after getting them, they should still hold up for a while). If I were you, I would get them made from Empire.
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Old 04-06-07, 11:08 PM   #11
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these hubs these rims maybe these and these spokes
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How do you tighten spokes? I'm being serious.
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spoke wrench,
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Old 04-06-07, 11:13 PM   #14
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Oh ok, thanks.
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go with the mx-22 over the other rims... and why do you want to buy such crappy wheels anyway? you are probably going to destroy the things in a pretty short amount of time.
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just to do it

im not sketchy at all
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well, if you've got some extra cash to spend, just go for it... or you could just save that money and use it to buy one good (front) wheel. I'm not too sketchy either, but crappy rims don't last so long, no matter how smooth you are.
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i honestly cannot see my self spending more than 100 on a wheel
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whatever floats your boat. if you are looking for a front wheel for under $100, go for the mosh- it's supposed to be somewhat good.
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thing is, i need a rear wheel also. maybe i will use those cheap hubs and use a nice rim. haha, i should put a ribcage and ti spokes, on the cheapest hubs
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I have Ti spokes on my rear wheel, it's holding up fine.

Also, I'm running a pretty ****ty front wheel. Primo Bomb laced to a MX-22, it's holding up pretty good to, so I haven't replaced it yet either.
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Old 04-06-07, 11:45 PM   #22
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if i ever make loas of money, im gonna build up a bike completely of ti
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Old 04-07-07, 04:26 AM   #23
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cassettes last way longer than freewheels coz i went through 2 freewheels in like 2 months
they not good

stick with a cassette (Y)
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Has no-one noticed that the first rim he suggested is a 16"
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haha oh yeh i didn't cick on the links
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