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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 01-13-07, 11:48 AM   #1
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Damn. Stripped threads on hub

I know, I committed two sins: suicide hub and a cheap cog.

With my rough and ready mechanical knowledge, I never believed that the small difference in thread width would have made any significant difference. I realize I may be fishing for a rationalization, but has it ever occured to anyone that maybe cheap hubs with a softer alloy of aluminum may also be a culprit? I had just built this thing up and had maybe turned the pedals under power for a total of 50 strokes. And had not put any serious power into it at all.

By the way, what will it cost to have a mechanic lace a new (cheapish, but maybe not so cheap) hub into this wheel?


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Old 01-13-07, 12:59 PM   #2
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Bummer, around 50 bucks in my neighborhood, why not do it yourself? A perfect opportunity to learn.
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