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    Cassette hubs?

    First of I would like to say I have NO price limit. I am looking into a new wheel set/maybe only rear wheel I allready know that I am getting a chrome 48H Primo Hula Hoop and a chrome 36H front, and 14G black spokes(front and back). What I can't decide on is what cassette hub to buy, it has to be able to work with a 1/8 inch chain and a 14T cog, it must aslo have 14mm axel(front and back). It also has to be LHD compatible. What would you suggest out of the following.
    Primo Pro, Profile SS, or an Odyssey Hazard Cassette

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    why get a cassete when you could buy a freewheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    why get a cassete when you could buy a freewheel?

    What is the difference between the two? I've wanted to know this for awhile, because at danscomp.com they have free wheels, and hubs, and cassettes, and I don't have a clue what the difference is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    why get a cassete when you could buy a freewheel?
    I need a cassette if I want to run any gearing lower than 44/16 because my chain(whipperman pro) doesn't fit on 14T or lower F/W but it DOES work with as low as 12T cassettes. I want to run 39/14 gearing so I need a cassette.

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    get a profile ss set

    Flyboy, a cassette engages inside of the hub itself with pawls on the driver which holds the cog (rear sprocket). Advantages of a cassette are faster engagement and reliability. They dont tend to fail as much as a freewheel is what i hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmichaelx
    I need a cassette if I want to run any gearing lower than 44/16 because my chain(whipperman pro) doesn't fit on 14T or lower F/W but it DOES work with as low as 12T cassettes. I want to run 39/14 gearing so I need a cassette.

    So can cassetes go lower in gearing than just an average hub? And then freewheels even lower than cassettes?


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    what the hell did you just say? i dont understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by easternbikes
    what the hell did you just say? i dont understand

    Are you talking about me?


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    freewheel; is attached to a hub that has an outside thread on the side of the hub. There are two diffrent thread sizes (to my knowledge) a flip flop hub has both sizes on either side, so on one side you can fit freewheels 16 tooth and upwards and the other side you can fit sizes from 13 (odyssey) to 16 tooth. in various thickness.
    some hubs have only the larger thread and can only fit freewheels 16 teeth and up.


    casset; is a hub with a separate driver containing the rear cog which is threaded externaly from the hub. because the driver is separate and not threaded on the outside casing of a normal hub, you can have less teeth on there and still have bearings there.
    you can buy one piece drivers down to 9 teeth to fit these hubs

    im not sure if this makes sense, but it does to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by pack
    freewheel; is attached to a hub that has an outside thread on the side of the hub. There are two diffrent thread sizes (to my knowledge) a flip flop hub has both sizes on either side, so on one side you can fit freewheels 16 tooth and upwards and the other side you can fit sizes from 13 (odyssey) to 16 tooth. in various thickness.
    some hubs have only the larger thread and can only fit freewheels 16 teeth and up.


    casset; is a hub with a separate driver containing the rear cog which is threaded externaly from the hub. because the driver is separate and not threaded on the outside casing of a normal hub, you can have less teeth on there and still have bearings there.
    you can buy one piece drivers down to 9 teeth to fit these hubs

    im not sure if this makes sense, but it does to me

    Yes, it did make sense. Thank you for telling me, you're the only one.


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    People are going to suggest the cassette they have and shoot down every one else's suggestions so you'll probably be on you own here. I am going to suggest the Primo cassette. I have had it for almost two years now. I'm like 6'3" and almost 300 lbs. and ride street and have never ever had a problem with it as far as strngeth. I've loved it since I got it, It's a great wheel. It's also laced to a chrome hula hoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxe fbm rider
    People are going to suggest the cassette they have and shoot down every one else's suggestions so you'll probably be on you own here. I am going to suggest the Primo cassette. I have had it for almost two years now. I'm like 6'3" and almost 300 lbs. and ride street and have never ever had a problem with it as far as strngeth. I've loved it since I got it, It's a great wheel. It's also laced to a chrome hula hoop.

    Cool man, thanks for the suggestion! So Primo makes good hubs and rims, huh. Well it's good to have another oppinion.


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    primo pro or odyssey hazard or profile are all great cassette hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legalize_it
    primo pro or odyssey hazard or profile are all great cassette hubs.

    Thanks to you too. It is always good to have more suggestions.


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    no price limit?

    buy a chris king. i heard they are loud, but they are NICE! also they come in 12 colors or something

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    chris king is a BMX race hub. not built to withstand the destructive nature of street riding.

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    right, good call

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    The reason you should buy a cassette is because they are stronger...and more durable
    ODYSESSY makes the best ones in my opinon.......

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