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Old 05-19-08, 04:58 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-19-08, 05:16 PM   #2
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no, they're pretty great.
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Old 05-19-08, 05:16 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-19-08, 06:54 PM   #11
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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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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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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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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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do you think road hub would be strong enough for fixie tricks?
like shimano/dura ace
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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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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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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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