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    Formula vs. Formula

    What is the difference between the solid high flange hubs and the ones with the cutouts? I ordered a rear fixed/fixed through the co-op a while back [shop prices, can't complain] and when I got it today it was a solid flange. I acually like the solid flanges, I was just wondering if there is a difference.

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    aesthetics and weight. can't say for sure but I doubt the cut outs affect performance/strength much.

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    i never knew they made solid flanges... i've only seen them with the cutouts. I love the look of solid flanges and the practicality/bang for your buck element of formulas. any links or info on where I can get some?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughrider504
    What is the difference between the solid high flange hubs and the ones with the cutouts? I ordered a rear fixed/fixed through the co-op a while back [shop prices, can't complain] and when I got it today it was a solid flange. I acually like the solid flanges, I was just wondering if there is a difference.

    The high solid-flange Formula hubs have cup-and-cone bearings. The relieved flange hubs have cartridge bearings.

    http://www.businesscycles.com/trcomp.htm#hubs

    I've been wondering about the quality of the cup and cone bearing models. Please post a report. Hope this helps.

    Dr. Bill

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    The bearings are very very smooth and I acually thought they were cartridge. I am a fan of cup and cone anyway.

    Edit: Since it has cup and cone, it is NJS approved right?
    Last edited by roughrider504; 05-27-07 at 11:51 AM.

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