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    good fixed hub for street use?

    Hey everyone, I was thinking about getting a new rear fixed wheel built up, and was just wondering what fixed hub would be good for daily riding/commuting (20 miles [give or take] or less a day). As for the rim I was planning on getting a Mavic Open Pro. I was thinking about getting a Miche track hub, but when searching on the forum I was reading on Miche hubs not being reliable.

    Thanks for any/all input!

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    no, they're pretty great.

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    Formula hub. Cheap and reliable. You can order them from a million places.

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    +1 on the Formula suggestion. Open Pros are great rims.
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    Hard to beat the iro hubs on sale right now.
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    Aren't IRO hubs rebadged formulas?

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    I've been commuting on open pros to formulas for about 6 months and couldn't be happier.

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    why is miche hubs not reliable?

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    cone nuts always cracking on them formula hubs.

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    One of mine cracked in the middle of a long ride. I found a large washer at the side of the road and used it as a spacer and was able to continue on with the ride, no problem. Replacements locknuts are available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    Aren't IRO hubs rebadged formulas?
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    I've had no problem with miche's or formulas. Lots of hubs are just the same ones re-badged. If you want a cool color go with the new iro hubs, they're like 50 bucks and they're nice, or go with formulas. I'm thinking about building a phil/mavic wheelset though.

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    Thanks for all the input I think i'm going to place an order for the IRO hub.

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    oh damn $30 for a set? i might have to buy them just because they are cheap..

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    if you're talking about the ones in the bargain basement on the IRO site, I bought those too. the front hub ( at least the ones I got) was just a regular quick release, you'll need a skewer. but still a good deal for 30 bucks!

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    does anyone of you know any front high flange hub that have 24 hole (other than costumize phil)
    or low flange hub that affordable and good for the road
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    does anyone of you know any front high flange hub that have 24 hole (other than costumize phil)
    or low flange hub that affordable and good for the road
    Try a road bike hub....millions of options here.

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    formulas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Try a road bike hub....millions of options here.
    do you think road hub would be strong enough for fixie tricks?
    like shimano/dura ace
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    phil phil phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    do you think road hub would be strong enough for fixie tricks?
    like shimano/dura ace
    yes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    do you think road hub would be strong enough for fixie tricks?
    like shimano/dura ace
    Sure, as long as its not an ultra-weight weenie hub. Keep in mind that no hubs, except for BMX hubs, are really built for tricks. You could also use a MTB front hub. But, I wouldn't build a 24 spoke front wheel if I wanted to do tricks. I'd go with at least 36, or 32 if you are a small person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trons View Post
    oh damn $30 for a set? i might have to buy them just because they are cheap..
    I know, I bought 10 sets. T.O group order. $39 total for each with shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Sure, as long as its not an ultra-weight weenie hub. Keep in mind that no hubs, except for BMX hubs, are really built for tricks. You could also use a MTB front hub. But, I wouldn't build a 24 spoke front wheel if I wanted to do tricks. I'd go with at least 36, or 32 if you are a small person.
    my only option was 24 hole, because i want the rim badly for some reason
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