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    Miche Primato Hubs with Freewheel?

    Ladies and Gents,
    Today is the day I pull the trigger on my wheel build - Miche Primato hubs laced to Mavic Open Pros. I have a few concerns to clear up and thought I would ask the powers that be. It is my understanding that a rear fixed/fixed hub gives the most options under most cases, but in my case, has anyone threaded a freewheel onto a Miche Primato hub? I am concerned about the Italian threading...and the fact that there are no Italian manufacturers of freewheels. Otherwise I have to go with the fixed/free rear hub and really limit myself in the future. I am going to be spending a rather large sum of money on these wheels and I want as much flexibility as possible.

    Thanks for your help.

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    how are you limiting yourself with fixed/free?

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    I suppose it's not so much that it is limiting than it is leaving myself with less options.

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    What about the new Miche X-Press hubs? I think they are fixed/free.
    http://www.miche.it/scheda.php?id=469&idCat=248
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Mi...ub/5360040756/

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    That's weird. I was just looking at the Miche X-Press hubs for the first time. I think I might have to do something with those....like build up some wheels. They look sweet.

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    I used the search function and found nothing in regards to sporting freewheels on fixed Miche hubs. I presume the Italian threading prohibits their use. Should I be concerned about the threads for the freewheel on the 'free' side of the fixed/free hub? I couldn't get a straight answer from the LBS and I cannot seem to get one here either (I know, I am being rather impatient, but the anxiety from waiting is killing me).

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    you might find some help here: http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12496.0

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    FWIW, my White Industries freehub and EAI/DA/Suntour track cogs all thread onto my Campy track hubs, as well as my Formulas. Though lockring (when running track cog) threading is different between these hubs....Italian vs non-Italian.
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    The cog threads are not Italian. Only the lock ring threads are.

    A regular freewheel will work.

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    Thanks. I appreciate the help.

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