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Old 03-10-09, 06:22 PM   #1
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Anyone using this hub?

http://www.levelcomponents.com/

Not interested in getting one at the moment, but I'm curios to how well it holds up.
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Old 03-10-09, 06:24 PM   #2
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I haven't thought about those in years. A friend picked one up after FGG reviewed them a jillion years ago, and he liked it. I don't know much about long term durability because we live in different cities now, but it seemed nice at the time.
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is the any advantage to that over the standard cog and lockring?
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is the any advantage to that over the standard cog and lockring?
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Will not strip, ever, no matter what.

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Old 03-10-09, 08:08 PM   #5
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Will not strip, ever, no matter what.

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Proprietary everything.
The disadvantages outweigh the advantages. Especially if you actually maintain your bike. Having said that, those hubs are ultra high quality. They're not especially light weight but they are beefy.
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Old 03-10-09, 08:10 PM   #6
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Its been done with disc brake hubs, check it out.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1
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