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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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PW 3 60.00%
Royce 0 0%
Curtis Odom 1 20.00%
Other; pls comment 1 20.00%
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Old 03-25-17, 05:23 AM   #1
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PW/ Royce Cranks & Hubs?

Hello,

Have a few questions, I would appreciate if you want to help. First world problems
I'm looking for a fixed gear with a classic look and a modern edge. My weight is 105 kg.
For hubs (and cranks) I can choose, for example, Phil Wood (PW) or Royce UK. Curtis Odom is also a possibility, along with 75 Sugino cranks and chainrings.

It seems not bad to me, in terms of appearance, to have hubs and cranks of the same brand. No deal braker of course.
There is some info about PW, but much less about Royce. Even less about Curtis Odom. Now I do not sudden expect hundreds of replies but maybe there are people with some experience with one or more of the brands that want to write about? Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

(English is not my native language, apologies. Read and understand is fine.)

Cheers.

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Old 03-26-17, 01:03 AM   #2
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Hubba

Plenty of other good hubs that are less expensive out there.
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Old 03-26-17, 04:24 AM   #3
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That's right. Only my post is about something else.
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Curtis Odom's hubs are works of art & I am pretty sure have been posted in the pr0n thread before

If I am not mistaken - he is a member of this forum...wonder how he would vote in this poll
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Buy whatever hubs you like the best. You're obviously just building an art piece and it's not like you're going to be riding whatever bike they go on anyway.
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Buy whatever hubs you like the best. You're obviously just building an art piece and it's not like you're going to be riding whatever bike they go on anyway.

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No shots fired, just real talk.
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Formula hubs all day long (because cheap).
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Curtis Odom's hubs are works of art & I am pretty sure have been posted in the pr0n thread before

If I am not mistaken - he is a member of this forum...wonder how he would vote in this poll
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Formula hubs all day long (because cheap).
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Was not meant annoying Could you specify a number of options which approach the quality of Phil Wood / Royce?
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Suzue Pro Max are some of the nicest looking hubs out there, IMO. If you want to match cranks and hubs, then I'd go Campy Pista. I always thought the Phil cranks looked gross.
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Suzue Pro Max are some of the nicest looking hubs out there, IMO. If you want to match cranks and hubs, then I'd go Campy Pista.
Both look very nice and classy indeed. I will look at it. Thnx.
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You might also consider Paul's Components. They make both hubs and cranks. I haven't used their hubs or cranks, but a pair of their centerpull brakes has been working very well for me.
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You might also consider Paul's Components. They make both hubs and cranks. I haven't used their hubs or cranks, but a pair of their centerpull brakes has been working very well for me.

Paul hubs have an oddball chain line. Their cranks force you to use a proprietary chain ring and are, um, let's say, unattractive. I don't understand why they build their stuff like that.
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Options which approach the quality of Phil Wood / Royce?
HED
Zipp
Mack
White Industries
Victroire
Goldtec
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