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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-22-05, 10:07 PM   #1
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skidding on suzue basic

opinions about skidding on suzue basic flip flop. i want to replace soon but dont have the money yet. is it really that bad?
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Old 05-22-05, 10:11 PM   #2
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I do it all the time, never had a problem. It really depends on what cog you have. I use a Dura-ace.
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k cool i got a dura ace cog and a dura ace lock ring.
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stripped mine right off, same setup.
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hmm how much would a front a rear cost for a quality hub that will last. and i like high flange.
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200 lbs of me has skidded quite a bit on these hubs for several years...but for thousands of other reasons you should upgrade as soon as you can afford it.
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and I'd highly rec having a front brake if you're riding suzue jr's. not exactly the type of equiptment you should have complete faith in, and you should have complete faith in your equiptment before going brakeless.
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Yeah I ran one brakeless on my main bike for a long while, now that wheel has been relocated to a couple different beaters. Not a single problem, with a DA cog and lockring.

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I still say get something better. Spend twice as much and get a hub that will last five times as long.

This may be of interest to some: Your LBS only has to pay $16 for a Suzue Basic hub. What does that tell you about it's manufacturing? To me it speaks volumes.
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i found suzue jr.s to be fine to skid on, however i did have the rear hub's bearings seize. you need to repack them often! my first fixed hub was a quando and the threads stripped when riding in normal traffic, not even when slowing/stopping
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thanks guys. im gonna head to my lbs tomoro and talk to travis about the miche primato pista vs. the suzue promax sb. he's a real down to earth guy and wont bs me. BTW i recomend freewheel on hayes/ashbury to anyone in sf. i have hit everybike shop in sf and that is the only one that wont bs you.
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My best friend just stripped his in a spectacular fashion yesterday after only a month and a half and he hardly ever skids!
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I exploded mine in about 4 months. Not really worth it in my opinion, unless you are really unsure about whether or not you want to ride fixed. If you buy quality and find you don't like it you could always sell the wheel on
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