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Old 06-13-07, 04:24 AM   #1
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Whiteindustries ENO hub

Hey all',

Planning to convert a TT frame to a fixed gear. Just wondering anyone have experiences with the ENO hub. Is the rideability different from track hub?? and Slip alot??

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whiteindustries makes a quality product.
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Hey all',

Is the rideability different from track hub?? and Slip alot??
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I have it. Works fine, but it's less practical for brakepads than horizontal or track dropouts. You'll find yourself adjusting the brakepads often. Provided that you have a rear brake. I ride SS, so I do. Oh yeah, freewheel removal can be hairy - you can't count on the axle to stabilize the freewheel puller. So while I like the bike on which I have the ENO, I know I'll have to destroy this freewheel when time comes to replace it, and all in all, I decided this is the first and last ENO eccentric I bought. The ENO is not heavier than a normal track hub, and it is in all rideability aspects identical.
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I have it. Works fine, but it's less practical for brakepads than horizontal or track dropouts. You'll find yourself adjusting the brakepads often. Provided that you have a rear brake. I ride SS, so I do. Oh yeah, freewheel removal can be hairy - you can't count on the axle to stabilize the freewheel puller. So while I like the bike on which I have the ENO, I know I'll have to destroy this freewheel when time comes to replace it, and all in all, I decided this is the first and last ENO eccentric I bought. The ENO is not heavier than a normal track hub, and it is in all rideability aspects identical.
I wont be having rear brake...I gonna run fixed on it. But thanks for the advice man..aweosme.
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don't have one personally, but i know from experience that they are wicked easy to adjust and pull that chain tight.
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Fantastic product. Not cheap, but worth every penny if you want quality. I've never had any problem with brake pad positioning. Unless you're changing gearing often, once you have your brake pads set to where the wheel is with the proper chain tension, they should stay in the right place indefinitely.
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I love to skid around ....well once in awhile. The thread hold up fairly well right??? No cog slippage and stuff..i really hate that.
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The thread is fine. nothign to really worry about
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I love to skid around ....well once in awhile. The thread hold up fairly well right??? No cog slippage and stuff..i really hate that.
Yeah, it holds fine (had a FG setup with the ENO, once). You'll probably have to rotafixa the cog off. Of course, if you're worried apply a bit of Loctite. Then you'll definitely have to rotafixa the cog off.

Anyhow, it's just an aluminum shell hub - everything that applies to aluminum hub threads, applies to this. Same thing.
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Fantastic product. Not cheap, but worth every penny if you want quality. I've never had any problem with brake pad positioning. Unless you're changing gearing often, once you have your brake pads set to where the wheel is with the proper chain tension, they should stay in the right place indefinitely.
I like changing tire sizes for the ride I'll use the thing for. But yeah, if you keep the same gear ration and tire size, you will have to adjust the brake pads only a little bit, when it's time to tension the chan.
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I have it. Works fine, but it's less practical for brakepads than horizontal or track dropouts. You'll find yourself adjusting the brakepads often. Provided that you have a rear brake. I ride SS, so I do. Oh yeah, freewheel removal can be hairy - you can't count on the axle to stabilize the freewheel puller. So while I like the bike on which I have the ENO, I know I'll have to destroy this freewheel when time comes to replace it, and all in all, I decided this is the first and last ENO eccentric I bought. The ENO is not heavier than a normal track hub, and it is in all rideability aspects identical.
I just managed to remove my freewheel using a lockring tool. took a lot of puffing but it worked. I couldn't get the free wheel tool on cause the cam of the hub was in the way. I was running a second fixed hub suicide for the track, then I put the freewheel on to practice some spinning. It took me weeks to get it off. tried hammers and spanners and screwdrivers, but the lockring tool worked quite well in the end.

Does anyone else find that it is much easier to set the chain tension with an eno than with track ends?
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Does anyone else find that it is much easier to set the chain tension with an eno than with track ends?
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