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Old 04-11-06, 12:58 PM   #1
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are these flip flop hubs?

http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR

i thought they were and they look like it, though the picture's sort of low resolution. anyone know for sure? just want to make absolutely certain before doing anything.
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I bet they are...this is the same set I bought from Nashbar a few months back. Great deal.
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on the phone right now.

edit: yes, they are flip flop. sweet. question answered. can't believe i didn't think to just call.
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FYI, Nashbar used to say that these were fixed/fixed on their website, when they were always fixed/free.
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yeah, the guy said fixed/free.
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"flip-flop"?? please. get with the changing times. they're duplex-style hubs.
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Whaa, $125?? That seems really cheap! Less than my first set of Weinmann/Quandos.
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duo-compatible

145 shipped - wow. Guy must have a good line on parts.
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yeah, i swear i've seen the same wheels elsewhere for, i dunno, 180-something.
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When they were on Nashbar, they sold out very quickly. Don't wait!
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yeah, it's funny, i remember when they sold out on nashbar. but the link to this site was posted...um...a couple of months ago. i called and everything still seems to be in order. a pair ordered, and my lovely girlfriend will soon a) have new wheels that she desperately needs and b) be able to enter the wonderful world of fixed gear riding.
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yeah, it's funny, i remember when they sold out on nashbar. but the link to this site was posted...um...a couple of months ago. i called and everything still seems to be in order. a pair ordered, and my lovely girlfriend will soon a) have new wheels that she desperately needs and b) be able to enter the wonderful world of fixed gear riding.
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points? what can i redeem these points for?

oh, wait, i get it. nevermind.
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formula doesn't make a single sided track hub
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I got a set of these for something I haven't built up yet... super-good for the money. You'll just need rim tape as it didn't come with.
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Holy crap. This same wheelset goes for $200 locally.
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oh. well, i'll keep that tidbit tucked away for future reference.

oh, and rimtape...simple enough to get. i actually have one wheel's worth just laying around.
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ha ha, the sound of that type of flip flop drives me ****ing nuts.
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Did you find out if the axles on these are long enough for 130mm spacing?
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are these flip flops?
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Did you find out if the axles on these are long enough for 130mm spacing?
i don't need 130mm spacing for my girlfriend's bike, unless i made a mistake someplace.
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hmm, ok, just wondering. I guess if they use the stock formula axles the answer is no anyway.
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heh. good to know. hmmmm...they're already ordered. i'll re-measure, if 130's needed, do you think i should call back and see if there's anything that can be done?
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