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Old 12-28-04, 03:35 PM   #1
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philwood track hub

i want to get this hubset, only thing about it is the allen bolts, can u really get these suckers mad tight?
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Old 12-28-04, 03:37 PM   #2
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wicked mad tight
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Old 12-28-04, 03:42 PM   #3
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yeah, what 165 said. i just got the paul hubs, which are very similar to the phils. they have the allen bolts and i was suprised how tight i could get them. i just got them on the bike this past weekend, but so far i haven't had any slippage.
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Old 12-28-04, 04:03 PM   #4
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anyone have any experience putting locking skewers in these hubs? can you get them tight enough?
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Old 12-28-04, 04:14 PM   #5
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thats it i'm sold .
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Old 12-28-04, 04:32 PM   #6
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I am picking up my phirst pair of phils on Thursday...from Bikeworks. Can't wait.
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Old 12-28-04, 06:14 PM   #7
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yo, i can get them hella wicked mad tight.
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Old 12-28-04, 07:27 PM   #8
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When I had a set I liked them just tight enough.
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Old 12-28-04, 08:59 PM   #9
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If it's too tight, it's hard to get it off
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Old 12-28-04, 10:58 PM   #10
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I actually had problems with Phil's slipping because of my chrome dropouts. I kept stripping the heads from torquing down as hard as I could. They told me they had a new product called "chrome domes" which would solve my problem which they sent.
These suckers create a much larger grabbing surface than any other hub out there. They act as a large washer which distributes the tension evenly. Call Phil's up and upgrade if you have any sort of slippage with the Phils.


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Old 12-29-04, 01:12 PM   #11
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how much for the chrome domes$$
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Old 12-29-04, 01:28 PM   #12
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That's niiice. Did I miss this in the photos thread somehow?
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Old 12-29-04, 01:48 PM   #13
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how much for the chrome domes$$
around $20 or something like that. They come with heavier replacement bolts. Call Phils directly and ask.
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Old 12-31-04, 01:22 AM   #14
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Dunno, I used a Surly Tuggnut with my Phil, zero probs.
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would you need/ want these chrome domes on the front wheel?
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Old 12-31-04, 06:22 PM   #16
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would you need/ want these chrome domes on the front wheel?
Only if your running spinners on your ride.
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anyone have any experience putting locking skewers in these hubs? can you get them tight enough?


You can get them tight enough, but they will eventually slip ever so slightly. I get annoyed by that so I use a tensioner to keep it slack-free (also makes it a lot easier to center when tightening because it doesn't grab and lurch forward).

As for the skewers - it's not an easy process, check this thread for more info: Locking Skewers for Track Bike?
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yeah ever one who rides.....phils noes they are the best in the world....yes they do cost a lot of $$$ but worth ever penny......like homie said (I'm a modern guy, I don't care much for the go-go)anyhow as you all know right now phil is making cogs???keep yr ears open...for them to be out in mouthes to come....they are the **** just like everthing phil makes.......i don't no how much they going to go for yet....when i find out i'll let you alll..........
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