so im building a winter bike and my 10 speed conversion supply has proven too big for winter riding. so im using an old mtb frame. now problem is I dont have any fixed or freewheel hubs. so instead of buying the $100 135mm spaced mtb freewheel hub and suiciding it, would it be just as effective to take a bmx hub ( only 30$) respace it from 110n to 135 ( has 175 mm axle) and build the wheel on that to keep costs down?
If you already had the BMX, I'd say try it, but it probably won't have sealed cartridge bearing either. AND finding a 48h rim might be a little tricky, unless you want to skip holes (always a classy weight-saving maneuver).
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.
I've respaced 2 Shimano DX hubs to 135mm. They have held up fine.
Are you talking about fixed or free? If free, Nashabar has a nice
cassette hub option w/ a 16t cog that will be barely over $30 w/ their 10%
off coupon ( TKA6 ).