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    on Baby Charlie Concept~ muckymucky's Avatar
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    Can you use a Rear Hub as a Front Hub?

    just a quick question.

    as in take off all the gears, freewheel, reinstall the axle~ let me know. dont utfs please.

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    probably depends on the hub, and whether the hub is a 120, 126, 130, or 135mm.

    as long as there is room to space down the axle to 100mm, then yes, you technically can, but i haven't seen it. my guess is that it won't work, but that's just a guess.
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    Yep, width & dish would be your main issues.

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    Yes, you can use that rear HED/Aerospoke/Spinergy as a front wheel...
    1973 Crescent Pepita FG, 1987 Panasonic DX-4000, 1991 Trek 1400 FG, 1990's Gary Fisher Hoo-Koo-e-Koo SS, 1990's Denti Road Tech Five, 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker

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    As long as the spacing fits, it should be fine.

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    But why?

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    It is often done on fat tire snow bikes. Surly Pugsleys are set up to do that, the idea being if the wheels are interchangeable front to back you can run a different size SS cog on each wheel plus disc brakes.
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    Front and rear axles tend to be of different diameters - yet another problem to overcome.

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