Originally Posted by fender1
I was wondering if anyone here has used one of these hubs and what their thoughts are regarding the hub's performance. I was also wondering if the hub can be used on a frame w/ horizontal drop outs as well?
I know it is primarily for frames with vertical drop outs w/ chain tension issues but if I want to run it on a frame with horizontal drop outs, provided the spacing is ok, are there any issues I need to be arware of? I have not seen one in person and I am not up to speed on them.
I have owned an eccentric and still own a std ENO.
the chainline on the ENO series is 47.5 mm; ie: middle chainring position on a MTB crank.
you can put a spacer inboard of your FW, but WI says that this will void the warranty.
WI told me I had to adjust the chainline @ the cranks (I think this is a solution, but a myopic effort to solve a legitimate issue with their product, but that is my personal opinion).
the chainline location has been an issue for me due to tire size in the chainstays and chainring size, again, that is a separate issue.
(edit: 135mm spacing)
the bearings are nice beefy cartridge style, but you cannot adjust them.
the mounting screw hardware is nice 6mm hex, and the quality of the product is NICE for the price (relatively speaking anyway).
I personally would purchase the eccentric again, as it IS a great solution for vertical drops.
I would not use it in a horizontal config personally, for fear of slippage.
Last edited by mrsalty; 09-12-07 at 12:32 PM.