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Old 08-04-14, 10:16 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-04-14, 11:28 PM   #2
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... 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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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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Old 08-05-14, 02:10 AM   #4
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Old 08-05-14, 06:49 AM   #5
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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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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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