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    Senior Member SeanBonham's Avatar
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    So I got my new IRO hubs today (pics)

    I got them and I like them. I think...

    The finish:
    It is nice, one small spot where the anodize did not touch. Looks like a tiny silver spot, no big deal. The hubs are gun metal gray and the color looks great.

    The graphics:
    They are very ugly (knew this when I bought them), but easily ignored. Might try to remove them, any suggestions that would not ruin the finish?

    Build quality:
    Pretty dang good. Not as nice as my Pauls, but nice. The bearings are smooth and the hardware seems tough. The machining on the hub itself is really nice, no noticeable flaws.


    Here is my concern:

    I ordered these for the Rob Roy GB with 130mm spacing thinking that the hub shell would be wider like 130mm hubs I have had in the past, but all they did was put spacers on the axle to make it wider. Does that seem weird to anyone else? I guess it could be nice if I ever wanted to use these in a 120mm spaced frame. I wonder if could cause any stress etc. on the hub with hard riding? I plan on using this for some off road duty like light single track and CX riding.







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    do the bearing seals have NTN printed on them? bearing size?

    thanx

    ps

    wider flanges would equal different chainline.
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    they say:

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    they look great. Iro always came with long axles for making it good with 130mm rears. I don't think they'd do it that way if they felt it weren't safe. Also Soil has a great point

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanBonham View Post
    they say:

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    hmmm...

    Threads Per Inch=tpi

    34.8=sprocket threading diameter
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    yea i don't think they'd do it if it wasn't safe. Tony is a pretty smart guy. The rear spacing on my jamie roy is 130mm and the hubs have spacers to fit. It's been working perfectly fine for me.

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    Yeah, that's always been my number one critique about iro. Their logo design team (probably himself) is slackin' like suuuuper hard. I think the appeal would rise much more if they had a sick logo. I've actually been drawing some up to stencil on my bike... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadbrochill17 View Post
    Yeah, that's always been my number one critique about iro. Their logo design team (probably himself) is slackin' like suuuuper hard. I think the appeal would rise much more if they had a sick logo. I've actually been drawing some up to stencil on my bike... lol

    I kind of like the IRO logos. The simple script sort of does it for me. Simple, efficient, no frills just like the bikes he builds.
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    The design just looks like a bad microsoft word font. Not much substance to it. It's very choppy, too.

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    Choppy/cheesy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanBonham View Post
    Here is my concern:
    I ordered these for the Rob Roy GB with 130mm spacing thinking that the hub shell would be wider like 130mm hubs I have had in the past, but all they did was put spacers on the axle to make it wider. Does that seem weird to anyone else? I guess it could be nice if I ever wanted to use these in a 120mm spaced frame. I wonder if could cause any stress etc. on the hub with hard riding? I plan on using this for some off road duty like light single track and CX riding.
    Respacing the hub 10mm is a perfectly normal, rational, and safe thing to do. It will stress the a little axle more, but still well within range of what the axle can handle. Don't worry about it.

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    axles are not hollow... whats up with that ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    wider flanges would equal different chainline.
    No it doesn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
    axles are not hollow... whats up with that ?
    Why would it be? Most track hubs don't have hollow axles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    No it doesn't.



    Why would it be? Most track hubs don't have hollow axles.

    pffffft... if you are going to buy custom hubs and then have wheels built up, why not get the hollow ones ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
    pffffft... if you are going to buy custom hubs and then have wheels built up, why not get the hollow ones ?
    They're not custom hubs. He ordered them out of an online catalog. Choosing a particular color doesn't make them "custom."

    Anyway, doesn't the Rob Roy have 128 spacing, or something similar? I seem to remember that they went the Surly route and didn't commit to 130 nor 120. Of course, the Rob Roy is off the IRO website, so I can't confirm this, but I believe it to be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    They're not custom hubs. He ordered them out of an online catalog. Choosing a particular color doesn't make them "custom."

    Anyway, doesn't the Rob Roy have 128 spacing, or something similar? I seem to remember that they went the Surly route and didn't commit to 130 nor 120. Of course, the Rob Roy is off the IRO website, so I can't confirm this, but I believe it to be true.
    It has 132.5mm spacing so it can be used with either 130mm or 135mm hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    It has 132.5mm spacing so it can be used with either 130mm or 135mm hubs.
    Oh, I had the right idea, but was way off. Thanks.
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    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    No it doesn't

    show me a 120mm,42.5 chainline flipflop hub with a 36mm center to flange measurement mr. engineer.
    you can't! there is a reason why they are between 29-31mm center2flange, physical limitations.
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    they look like rebadged gran compes

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    my rob roy has a respaced iro hub just like that one, only it's their old hub.

    i've taken it loaded offroad touring, mountain bike trails and raced it. no problems whatsoever.

    these hubs will give you a standard track chainline, which is why they do it that way. as was stated, wider hubs would have given you a wider chainline.
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    thanks guys! I am quite happy with these. I will post some photos of the build once it gets off the ground.

    P.S. I know that chainline would be different, I had a set of old Surly 130mm spaced fixed/free hubs that had a wider chainline.
    Last edited by SeanBonham; 02-21-08 at 10:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
    they look like rebadged gran compes
    this again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exhibitx View Post
    this again?
    did i say it was a bad thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
    I kind of like the IRO logos. The simple script sort of does it for me. Simple, efficient, no frills just like the bikes he builds.
    Me too. Those are very nice looking hubs.

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