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    Largest tooth count difference for White Industries Eccentric Rear Hub?

    If I'm running a White Industries Eccentric Rear Hub with a freewheel on each side, what's the largest difference the two freewheels can have from each other? Could I run a 16 and a 20 or is that too wide of a range?

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    it kinda depends on the length of your dropouts/fork ends. 4 teeth difference might be getting dangerously close to the edge.
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    No, it doesn't. :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaleigh View Post
    No, it doesn't. :|
    You are correct, but only because you didn't make it apparently clear that your running it on a Verticle Dropout frame... Does the Eno even have threading for a freewheel on both sides? I haven't had the opportunity to run an Eno yet but I am on the hunt for one. I'd think that you should be able to get away with a 4 tooth difference, but there is no knowing with certainty until you try it out.

    How much space does the Eno hub give you in a circumference?

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    White says you can order a Flip/flop Eno...I would say that the issue is in Chain length not anything else and 4 teeth is probably too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilcphoto View Post
    You are correct, but only because you didn't make it apparently clear that your running it on a Verticle Dropout frame
    The only reason to run an eccentric rear hub is to apply chain tension on a frame with vertical dropouts.

    In any case, I ordered two white industries freewheels that are 3 teeth apart. We'll see how well it works when they arrive.

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    It doesn't just depend on the teeth count difference, it also depends where your chain falls with each freewheel.

    For example, I had a frame with short horizontal dropouts geared 42/15. Although the dropouts were long enough to accommodate a 6 tooth difference, there was no way I could run 42/15 and 42/16 on my flip flop because the chain would be too short in one or too long in another if I added a link.

    Each tooth moves the axle 1/8". You can try measuring the hub in each position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaleigh View Post
    If I'm running a White Industries Eccentric Rear Hub with a freewheel on each side, what's the largest difference the two freewheels can have from each other? Could I run a 16 and a 20 or is that too wide of a range?
    the erics eno hub is a fixed/free. you cant run freewheels on both sides... if you were doing a cog and freewheel 4 tooth might be too much for the hub to rotate to take up slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetow View Post
    the erics eno hub is a fixed/free. you cant run freewheels on both sides... if you were doing a cog and freewheel 4 tooth might be too much for the hub to rotate to take up slack.
    Freewheels can be run on both sides of a fixed/fixed hub, you just don't put lockrings on.
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