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Old 01-15-07, 08:40 PM   #1
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Steinwerks Hubs...

http://www.steinwerks.com/activism.html

They sponsor people who might not be able to afford quality hubs...

Products seem decent... anyone know of them?

Maybe a group purchase? To get their product some exposure?
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Old 01-16-07, 12:19 AM   #2
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I tried for half of last year to get a pair of these hubs after the owner said he would sell them to me at cost since there is no local dealer in Austin. The fellow comes back later and says he can't get liability insurance, so he can't sell me the hubs. I offered to sign a waiver or whatever, but no dice. Good luck.

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Old 01-16-07, 12:48 AM   #3
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I would sell some unessential part of my anatomy for a set of these. Anybody in the market for a little toe?
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Old 01-16-07, 01:17 AM   #4
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Yeah, weird thing... I tried to get them too, but got the same 'insurance' excuse.
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group buy these hubs maybe?
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Old 01-16-07, 01:54 AM   #6
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Weird. It seems like these are not really on the market yet. They look pretty cool though.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:03 AM   #7
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Over the summer, I called up the one dealer they had listed. They were nice, but the guy I talked to had never actually heard of steinworks.

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Old 01-16-07, 10:09 AM   #8
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I've sent a bunch of emails through the site and never had any response.
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ditto to catano.
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Ok ok ok, who's gonna be the first pimp rollin' on these?! 3..2..1.. GO!
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Ok ok ok, who's gonna be the first pimp rollin' on these?! 3..2..1.. GO!
It looks like the answer is "no one."
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I would sell some unessential part of my anatomy for a set of these. Anybody in the market for a little toe?
nein, but maybe my girlfriend. she likes techno...
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Old 01-16-07, 10:21 AM   #13
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It looks like the answer is "no one."
That's all part of the challenge. Only the most 1337 pimps can mess with these hubs. Yo I heard even the MASH kids can't get 'em!! OMG!!
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Old 01-16-07, 11:00 AM   #14
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nein, but maybe my girlfriend. she likes techno...
Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish. These ****ing amateurs...
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Old 01-16-07, 11:23 AM   #15
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Unobtanium? High flange? Stupid smooth ceramic bearings?! OMGZERZ SIGN ME UP!

The only other hubs I've messed with that had that type of "'C' clamp design" were White Industries tandem hubs and it was the most frivilous, hard to adjust mechanism this side of mid 90s Campy free hub bodies.
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Old 01-16-07, 11:25 AM   #16
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Do they even exist? Sounds like all we have to go on is pictures on some website. Have these ever been spotted in the wild. Anyone can have a set of hubs machined in whatever shape they want. It's even easier if they don't actually have to work, just look good...

Hey their marketing speak sounds good, and the pictures look great, but whenever they use terms like "available" and "on the market" I have to snicker. Claims that these hubs are available put into question the veracity of other claims they make about their hubs.

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These things look like modified and upgrade Normandy's

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Old 01-16-07, 12:01 PM   #18
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This is a little OT, but speaking of sweet hubs, who's got Macks?? I want pics.
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Old 01-16-07, 12:06 PM   #19
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These look nice and fancy and all that, but it's not like there's
a lack of high-end track hubs out there. I don't really see what
these guys are bringing to the table that Dura-Ace or Phil isn't
already offering. Nevermind the fact that these basically don't
even exist.
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Old 01-16-07, 12:08 PM   #20
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A new aesthetic is what I see... kinda like those mack hubs.. I love the industrial raw look.
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Old 01-16-07, 12:13 PM   #21
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A new aesthetic is what I see... kinda like those mack hubs.. I love the industrial raw look.
Well if that's the case, then I think they are almost
indistinguishable from Phils, especially at a distance
of more than a few feet.





Both look great, but I don't see a substantial difference.
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Old 01-16-07, 12:18 PM   #22
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It's all about the small details.. like the machining around the spoke holes on the macks:



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See, I think those Macks stand out a lot more from the other
two. Definitely more of an industrial, machine-age look. I
dig 'em.
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Yeah, I mean they're all incredible, but ya can't have too many of a good thing
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not to mention those huge ****ing beefy ass lockrings
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