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Old 10-06-07, 08:48 PM   #1
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Freewheel side of hub

Just curious........Why don't the free side of most fixed/free hubs provide 42mm chainlines with some freewheel cogs? For example, my ENO freewheel cog's shoulder is at least 2mm thicker than my EAI track cog. Thoughts?

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it should provide the same chainline however it is an eno so god knows I usually use acs because they are cheap and reliable and I have a stein fw greaser on order so....
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it should provide the same chainline however it is an eno so god knows I usually use acs because they are cheap and reliable and I have a stein fw greaser on order so....
One would assume so but I think some fixed/free hubs compensate for this by cutting the threads further into the flange on the free side. I may be mistaken but I think Sheldon might have mentioned this at one time.
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Sheldon has lots of information about the difference between SS and fixed chainline. Indeed, it looks like most freewheels are designed to have a wider chainline than track cogs (by about 2 mm).
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