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Old 11-05-05, 06:30 PM   #1
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Havnoonian track bike

This is my first post here, so please forgive me if I take any wrong turns.

Hereís what I got for you: Iím looking into buying a Havnoonian (southeastern PA bike manufacturer) steel tack bike at about the 1k price range. I have no doubt that the frame is top quality, but I canít find much reliable info about the bikeís accoutrements, the wheels in particular. Their hand built with mavic MA2 rims, DT SS 14g spokes, and suzui hubs. At this price range I want to be relatively sure that the wheels will be pretty responsive (read stiff/fast/snappy/quick) and durable, as I hope to use this bike for commuting, training, and general mischief. I would be grateful for some opinions and some feedback, especially regarding the hubs, and whether or not they will hold up to the city streets.

Also, it has a shimano rsx crank arm. Can anyone recommend a better one at a nice price?

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Old 11-05-05, 06:39 PM   #2
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Do you know what kind of Suzue hubs? Pro Max or Jr?
Id' assume Pro Max, which are real good hubs, but you never know.
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Old 11-05-05, 06:45 PM   #3
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go to their website http://www.hhracinggroup.com/ and Promax ar egood hubs(NJS).

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ma2's are no longer made, but they're pretty much bombproof (at least if you're under 180 or so).
14g spokes will take a LOT of beating without folding, but as hyperRevue said, the model of the hubs makes a HUGE difference.

if they're basics/juniors they're kinda (ok, very) crappy. if they're pros, they're pretty nice.
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Pretty nice looking frames.
This struck me as very interesting.
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Also, helmethead, which frame were you planning on buying?
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Pretty nice looking frames.
This struck me as very interesting.

I read about them a while ago. They try to get kids started track racing early by making frames in TINY sizes. I think it's pretty dang cool.
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the pista 700
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