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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-11-04, 09:00 AM   #1
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How are the Dura Ace hubs?

I recently picked up an old Lotus Classigue at work and have so far converted it into a single speed using the orginal Shimano 600 parts. I want to get a fixed gear wheelset for it though and am wondering about the Dura Ace low flange track hubs (havn't found any of the high flange ones yet) The only other hubs I'm really looking at are the Surly's. Thoughts or comments about either of those choices appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-04, 09:16 AM   #2
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I have one bike with a Dura Ace low flange track hub and it's nice and smooth.
I bought another one on ebay to build up yet another wheel.
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Originally Posted by slide13
I recently picked up an old Lotus Classigue at work and have so far converted it into a single speed using the orginal Shimano 600 parts. I want to get a fixed gear wheelset for it though and am wondering about the Dura Ace low flange track hubs (havn't found any of the high flange ones yet) The only other hubs I'm really looking at are the Surly's. Thoughts or comments about either of those choices appreciated. Thanks.
I am in the process of building a wheel and I am looking at surly and dura ace hubs as well. It appears that dura ace hubs have loose bearings, while surlys have sealed cartridge ones. This may not be a big deal since DA's are easy to dissassemble and service. I also heard that DA's are really smooth. If you ride in rain, snow etc. then surly may be better choice since they are sealed. For track use get a DA.

On a different note, does anybody know anything about this locking device that secures a hub through the locknut:

http://pitlock.de/eng/onlineshop/ind..._(rohloff).htm

The lock nuts seems to fit a surly or DA rear hub perfectly (10mm dia with 1mm pitch axle threading).
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