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    Threaded hubs the best idea?

    I have been thinking of this a lot and could not answer my own question.

    Is there a reason, besides tradition, that the vast majority of hubs/cogs are threaded, rather than say a triangle or star shape[like the white industries] and a lock ring on top. No more stripped threads, seized cogs, slipping cogs, etc.

    Just a thought.


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    All the things you mentioned that are problems with the threaded system is due to

    1) **** parts
    2) **** mechanic

    So no, we dont' need a change.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    bad day, need a hug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
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    The only advantage to someone who possesses good tools and skills is that the White Industries/Miche type systems make changing the cog at the track much easier and eliminates the need for a chain whip in the process. Quicker? Yes. Better? Debatable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    All the things you mentioned that are problems with the threaded system is due to

    1) **** parts
    2) **** mechanic

    So no, we dont' need a change.
    i would say that's the perfect scenario for a change. if you can make a good part that any idiot can install, you must have a better system than the current one. relying on a skill or experience level of the operator is not a good explanation. the design should be impossible to install incorrectly (poka yoke)

    i think the issue is standards and tradition. it would be very difficult for the companies to agree on one system. you would also need to convince all the consumers it was better.

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