Ok, I'm not a weight wieny. I carry all kinds of food, I love old (read: heavy) bikes, have at least one military surplus bag filled with tools I won't need, and prefer steel. That said, I want to discuss hubs. My LBS yells at me for hopping curbs with my road bike. Well, when I had one, anyway. (moving along...)
I seem to always tear the holes in my hubs, especially rear. On every alloy hub I've had. Perhaps I need to make sure my hubs are forged as opposed to CNC'd? What I really want is a steel fixed hub, plain and simple. I'd look for vintage stuff, if I ever build up a roadie, but I want 135 spacing for a tentative fixed mountain bike.
I'm not really building anything up right now, but just ranting, I guess.
What material do you guys prefer? Do any of you run a steel fixed hub? I would think they'd be indestructable, right? (well lubed) It would be nice to have a hub that I could reuse in different rims...
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EDITED: Why can't I think of how to spell weiny? weeny? weenie? I think that's it.