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Old 04-11-06, 02:54 PM   #1
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No more *****ing about Suzue Jr...

...Sr., promax. or whatever other kind of hubs Suzue makes if this is true. Found it while I was perusing the veloshop blog today

https://veloshop.wordpress.com/
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Old 04-11-06, 02:55 PM   #2
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it's been discussed before, and they're doing one final run of gold-anodized stuff before they shut down
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Old 04-11-06, 02:56 PM   #3
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they're doing one final run of gold-anodized stuff before they shut down
and prepare to sell a kidney if you want in on that game.
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Old 04-11-06, 02:57 PM   #4
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or let me know. my shop ordered some. and can prolly get more. which i believe is the case for any EAI dealer.
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Old 04-11-06, 03:09 PM   #5
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Wow. Suzue closing? News to me. Wonder what happened.
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Wow. Suzue closing? News to me. Wonder what happened.
The owner of the company committed suicide (Tomity posted about it a while back).
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Old 04-11-06, 03:21 PM   #7
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Suzueicide =/
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I laughed. I feel as though I shouldn't have, but I did.
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Old 04-11-06, 03:57 PM   #9
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i approve.
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i did that once....not as bad as you might think
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Old 04-11-06, 04:03 PM   #11
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Suzueicide - what you commit if you ride on a Suzue Basic hub
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am i the only person who has nno problems with the suzue basics? i have them on a dirt bike now..seem totally fine to me
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Old 04-11-06, 04:06 PM   #13
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Good riddance. Jr's = grindy bearing deathtraps.
Promax = fair to middling.

Long live...Quando!
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Old 04-11-06, 04:59 PM   #14
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doubled price, so they cost more than DA now? thats crazy!
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Old 04-11-06, 05:44 PM   #15
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this has been rumored before, as i recall, but not stated as fact.
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suzueppuku!
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Old 04-11-06, 05:51 PM   #17
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am i the only person who has nno problems with the suzue basics? i have them on a dirt bike now..seem totally fine to me
I rode/messed on mine for a loooong time with no lube other than finely ground rust. No problems. Same set are still on my partner's bike, and she puts about 50-100 miles/week on them.
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Old 04-11-06, 06:22 PM   #18
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am i the only person who has nno problems with the suzue basics? i have them on a dirt bike now..seem totally fine to me
nope i have had no problems with them. and i have my doubts that everyone who *****es about them have had stripped jr. hubs.
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are they going to quit making replacement parts as well?
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two years on my Suzue Basics with no problems. what, I'm not a dumbass and used a chainwhip AND and lockring tool? is that all it takes? the way some of you guys paint 'em, it's all luck or all outrage. c'mon, admit it! they were your first threaded hubs, and you screwed up.

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bought a Jr as a backup rear, and it's lasted ages, on a bunch of different bikes. Lube the threads, and make sure it's all tight= No real probs.
Too bad about Suzie tho. Not in the same realm as Phil/DA/Suntour, and spendier than solid basics like IRO and the like. The middle is a bummer place to be if you want to sell stuff.
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Not in the same realm as Phil/DA/Suntour, and spendier than solid basics like IRO and the like. The middle is a bummer place to be if you want to sell stuff.
Suzue Promax NJS hubs are, for all intents and purposes, the exact same hub as Suntour Superbes.

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two years on my Suzue Basics with no problems. what, I'm not a dumbass and used a chainwhip AND and lockring tool? is that all it takes? the way some of you guys paint 'em, it's all luck or all outrage. c'mon, admit it! they were your first threaded hubs, and you screwed up.

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ha.. i have to admit.. everytime i read someone *****ing about them.. i think this same thing in my head
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Suzue Promax NJS hubs are, for all intents and purposes, the exact same hub as Suntour Superbes.

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thats what i was thinking
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it's been discussed before, and they're doing one final run of gold-anodized stuff before they shut down
even Jr's? please say yes.
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