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Originally Posted by cudak888
While I can't vouch for these wheels as I have not experienced them myself, I can say one thing:
All aluminum hubs used for "suicide-hub" fixie conversions are guaranteed to strip the hub threads.
Is this a joke? This is just false.
The much bigger factor in stripping a hub is the quality of the cog. Stay away from cheap stamped steel cogs. Other than that, they are as unlikely to be stripped as a track hub. In fact, if a lockring is not properly tightened (and checked frequently), you have a MUCH higher risk of stripping a track hub.
So do tell, given that a cog threads on precisely the same way for a road hub and a track hub, what different forces are there on a road hub that would lead them to strip more easily??
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