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Old 06-17-09, 03:59 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-17-09, 04:08 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-17-09, 04:18 PM   #3
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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...
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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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