My Brompton has a standard front hub, and I'm interested in new, a better than standard, hub.
I've got a quote from Phil Wood (one of the best, if not THE best) to specially produce a front hub that would fit the standard Brompton fork and rim.
The hub would be 74mm OLD (Over-Locknut-Dimension, should fit the Moulton NS as well?) 28 holes (standard Brompton 349 rims), and sealed cartridge bearings.
It comes with a lifetime warranty on hub shell and axle.
This would be the last front hub you'd ever buy for their bike!
The quote is 140 USD per hub, plus one 250 USD for the programming / setup.
Meaning, each hub would cost:
140 + (250 / NumberOfBuyers)
For me, 390 USD (to be the lone buyer) is a bit expensive, but am willing to pay a lower price even with just a few other buyers.
Do you know of anyone that would be interested as well?
I'm not in it for the profit. I will pay the same price. I just want the best.
You understand me, don't you?
To be fair, I should say that the other option would be to get the SON XS dynamo hub, for a similar price (the whole set, with lights and fittings.)
That's 410 USD, and it's not even an E6 lamp. Not to mention SolidLights...
I also posted this in The Folding Society blog, with a pic I got from Phil Wood of a similar 74mm hub with non standard 24 holes, to get an idea how it would look.
Regards, Tal Katzir.