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Old 01-16-07, 10:08 PM   #1
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what is the word on milwaukee hubs?

good as iro/surly?

they come in pretty...





gold and blue too.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:09 PM   #2
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wow, that looks like dance of the floating hubs... psychemudelic!
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Old 01-16-07, 10:24 PM   #3
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They actually have 3 words on them. Milwaukee Bicycle Co. (ok Co. is an abbreviation)
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Old 01-16-07, 10:26 PM   #4
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Dimension/Nashbar/Soma.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:29 PM   #5
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Nah, they're definitely not Formulas, at least based on
their outward apperances.
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NOT FORMULA!
made by Novatec!
same hubs as dimension/nashbar/soma as thurstonboise has pointed out
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i was more looking for... "i have them, 2 years going strong!" or "i had a pair, ripped the threads off the same week i got them."

all this other **** sounds like speculation to me.
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I know at least 3 people who have them and ride quite a bit. No complaints so far. They've had them between 3-6 monts and all put a fair bit of miles on them.
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I have the nashbar hubs with a couple hundred miles on them, and no problems so far.
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They actually have 3 words on them. Milwaukee Bicycle Co. (ok Co. is an abbreviation)
I don't think they have any words on them. At least from this angle.
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I don't think they have any words on them. At least from this angle.
The rear green hub has something written on the right side of it in the pic. Looks to be two lines of text. Either way I have no heard anything good or bad about these...
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i was more looking for... "i have them, 2 years going strong!" or "i had a pair, ripped the threads off the same week i got them."

all this other **** sounds like speculation to me.
You're not going to find that because the ones with Milwaukee Bicycle Co. engraved on them have only been available a few months, but the same hubs with other names engraved on them have held up well, and earned a reputation as a good durable hub on par with Formulas. For those that don't already know Milwakee is Ben's Cycle house brand.

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I don't think they have any words on them. At least from this angle.
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Milwaukee is full of cool people. Stay cool people.
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thanks for the info people. i may have to try a set of these out myself... but what color? hmmmm....
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Back from the dead.

Did you ever get a set? Peeping the gold ones.
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I have two sets of these hubs.

1) Nashbar branded - approx 12,000 km on them, replaced rear cartridge bearings after 8000 km
2) Milwaukee branded - approx 2000 km on them, feel perfect, look blangin

I weigh 190lbs and ride my bike like its a BMX.

Both are laced 3x, so don't ask me if the flanges will stand radial lacing.
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no seaneee, never got them, i got kind of a ******** deal on forumlas that was just too good to pass up. however, i think i will grab a set for whatever my next build is, i'm getting bored going back and forth between silver and black and could use some color fun in my life. but i'm already sitting on a pair of resillions and keeping my eyes out for a 32/40 drilled rimset, so who knows when that will be.
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Resilions, finally. Nice.

I just ordered a set of 4 stars cause I wanted gold but didn't want to shell out for phil or paul. Should have them by next week. I'll update soon.
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yeah, it is about time, finally got a decent deal. i've seen prettier, but they are still very nice.

new wheels for a new build or something else? either way, i'd like to see them and what they're going on when they're ready.
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