Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    97
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Cassette hubs OK for SS?

    Budget is real tight at the moment and I see that cassette wheel sets are pretty cheap. It appears that the cassette hub will work fine with spacers. It appears that all the spacers would help with chain alignment but look ugly. Seems to be a good trade off, is this correct?

  2. #2
    Mo' Senior SSSasky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, ON
    My Bikes
    1984 Norco Monterey SL (Ishwata 3X butted), matte black, 42-15 fixed
    Posts
    371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cassette hubs are super for SS. Chainline is super easy, and the hubs are often fairly cheap. Something to watch out for: if the freehub body is aluminum or titanium, make sure you use a wide-base cog, like King, Boone, Kick-Ass Cogs (from Endless Cycles). If the body is steel, you can use super cheap Shimano DX BMX cogs, for like $15.

    Lots of the guys over at the MTBR SS board use cassette hubs religiously.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/forumdisplay.php?f=46

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    97
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool

  4. #4
    Perineal Pressurized dobber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    In Ebritated
    Posts
    6,556
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been using a Shimano cassette hub (can't kill it HB2200) on my Peugeot conversion for going on 2 years and some 2000+ miles. I was using cogs off a busted up cassete but switched over to a BMX cog simply cause I got a couple on sale.

    Sure it may look a little odd (standing still) but it's very cost effective and the infinitely adjustable chainline can't be beat.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

  5. #5
    cxmagazine dot com pitboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Titus road, Fort CX
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Like SSSasky said - watch the cog width. I set up a rear wheel on the cheap using PVC spacers. The MTBR boards aer better with the SS mtb stuff - where I got my start back in 96!
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

  6. #6
    Team Beer Cynikal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Sacramento CA
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    5,780
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Has anyone been successful "fixing" a shimano cassette? I tried the flipping pawls approach and it did not work. I'm busting out the JB weld as soon as I get a chance.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

  7. #7
    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Suburbia, CT
    My Bikes
    Old-ass gearie hardtail MTB, fix-converted Centurion LeMans commuter, SS hardtail monster MTB
    Posts
    5,635
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.63xc.com/mathieson/cheaphub.htm

    He doesn't use JBWeld, but he fixes the shimano freehub. A good read.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

  8. #8
    Make it a Single Speed! wasabiboys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    292
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got spacers on my Shogun SS and it rocks. It is so good to be able not to redish and all that junk. If you are skillfull you can take apart old cassettes that are riveted and get some spacers, Sometimes. I would suggest doing it if you are a newbie or dont want a hassle.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •