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    Cane creek hubs

    Anybody know of anywhere that sells those cane creek hubs that had the "nipple at the hub" honeycomb design? I know they were never sold separately to begin with, and now that Cane creek no longer makes wheels they are likely fairly rare, but I'd be willing to buy a whole front wheel just to strip it for that awesome hub, if only I could find somewhere to buy one.

    Might help if I knew all the various wheels it came on. I think the Track V's and a handful of others?

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    why do you want to have just a hub? you have to have the right wheel too to make a wheel out of it. and the right nipples and the right tool... it's pretty dismal actually if you want to make a wheelset. have you called cane creek?

    they aren't sold seperately and you can't get them new anyway so you're out of luck.

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    The reason they were only sold as a full wheel is because the system required a very unique spoke and rim. You cannot use any standard rim with the hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    The reason they were only sold as a full wheel is because the system required a very unique spoke and rim. You cannot use any standard rim with the hub.
    Straight pull spokes aren't unique and quite a few rims can run them. If I remember correctly the front hub was 24h 2x, which just about any rim that can use straight pull spokes will be able to do just fine. Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stryper View Post
    Straight pull spokes aren't unique and quite a few rims can run them. If I remember correctly the front hub was 24h 2x, which just about any rim that can use straight pull spokes will be able to do just fine. Am I missing something?
    The spokes run "backwards", in that the nipple is on the hub end, so the rims need to be able to accommodate the spoke head at the rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stryper View Post
    Am I missing something?

    From Cane Creek's website

    Can I replace the rim on my Cane Creek wheel with another rim?

    Generally, no. Our rims have a small custom drilling in the rim wall, and no other rim will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    The reason they were only sold as a full wheel is because the system required a very unique spoke and rim. You cannot use any standard rim with the hub.
    i own a set. the clinchers at least use velocity aerohead rims and straight-pull sapim cx-rays. cane creek confirmed both at a time they needed service. they did not mention the custom rim drilling, but I can see how that might be necessary. curious...i'll go measure.
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