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.