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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 09-16-05, 12:52 PM   #1
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BMX hub for MTB use

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?
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Old 09-16-05, 12:54 PM   #2
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Why not pay eighty bucks for the 135mm mtb fixed/fixed hub?

http://www.kogswell.com/product-HS135.php
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... Or the $45 fixed/fixed 135m mtb hub?

http://www.irocycle.com/id67.html

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).
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Old 09-16-05, 01:25 PM   #4
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I second the IRO hub choice. When you convert a hub made for a dished wheel, you get a really narrow hub when you space it in the center. That IRO hub is is very wide, making for a very strong wheel.
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How much more expensive would it be to get the IRO across the border into Canada. and Is it worth the hassle
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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 ).

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

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