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    74mm hub options?

    I have been looking for a mid to low end 74mm front sealed bearing hub (24h or 28h) for my Dahon. I am looking to slowly gather the parts to make a new stronger wheelset and the front hub is the linchpin for the whole deal. Being in the, US needless to say I am having a difficult time. I was able to find a couple of novatec hubs (A551SB, A211SB) that were in the right class and seemed perfect but I can't find a anyplace to buy them. I have also found a hubset on ebay but I haven't heard of the brand dita and the parts seem questionable. I can find dynamo hubs this size but thats it.

    Have any of you found a good source for this kind of thing or do you have any other manufacturers in mind? As usual any assistance is appreciated.

    I should add that I am aware of the Phil Wood 74mm hub but I am not crazy about dropping $145 on just the front hub but I suppose I might if I get desperate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thugpipe View Post
    ... but I suppose I might if I get desperate.
    no need to feel desperate. bike friday tikit front hub. it's quite nice. i have one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    no need to feel desperate. bike friday tikit front hub. it's quite nice. i have one.

    At $34.00 this is a hard price to beat... our custom front hubs are $100.00 (hand made on this side of the pond).

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    no need to feel desperate. bike friday tikit front hub. it's quite nice. i have one.

    Ok, that is a great option thanks, just wish they offered it in black maybe I can call them and ask.

    thanks again everyone

    Correction: they do offer it in black, I'm getting it!
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    The Schmidt allen bolt skewer will replace a theft prone lever QR. Nut end is Stainless steel too .

    their Dyno-hubs use sealed bearings .. New XS is offered in Black

    SON XS
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    The Schmidt allen bolt skewer will replace a theft prone lever QR. Nut end is Stainless steel too .

    their Dyno-hubs use sealed bearings .. New XS is offered in Black

    SON XS
    very cool stuff

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