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Originally Posted by puppypilgrim
1) My Dahon uses a 130mm hub width. Is this going to be a problem?
2) My Dahon wheel uses 28 spokes. This hub uses 36 spokes. Is this OK?
3) Has anyone used one of these new S2 Duomatics? Is there drag with normal riding or is it virtually transparent even to a picky user?
Here's Sheldon Brown's solution for matching 28h rims with 36h hubs: http://sheldonbrown.com/mismatch/index.htm
I've done the same thing in the past. Takes some head-scratching for spoke length and such, but it works.
The Helios is aluminum, so you should use spacers (extra axle nuts work fine) to close the 4mm gap. No problems at all.
I haven't used the S2C yet. Have one on order though
. My Sachs & Fitch Duomatic (the original one) has a little drag, not too bad. This hub is not for racing bikes anyways, so who cares...
Last edited by SesameCrunch; 08-18-10 at 04:16 PM.