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    Anybody ride with female hubs?

    So ive been riding fixed for about 4 years and before that I rode bmx and still do actually.
    I actually came across eighthinch selling a female fixed hub which is the type of hubs I have on my subrosa.
    Granted its only a front hub and I haven't been able to find a rear hub but I like the way its somewhat flush with the frame.

    I know I can just cut my axles to make them flush with the nut but that seems too sketchy plus id like to build a new wheelset anyway.
    so any of you guys ride them or have seen them in person?


    Heres the Link http://www.ebay.com/itm/EIGHTHINCH-B...item20c41195ae


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    Yep. I ride All-City New Sheriffs on my blkmrkt. They're rad!


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    ^^^ NICE and they are fixed/fixed! have any pics of them on your bike?

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    Sure, let me take a few

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    Senior Member NcA13's Avatar
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    Don't mind the oxidation. Rode in the rain last week and need to do a bit of cleaning.






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    Awesome man thanks for the pics!
    they give the bike an even cleaner look.
    and you don't have to worry about the axle sticking out and gashing your calf.

    +1 for the raw frame

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    Profile makes some nice looking track hubs with allen bolts:



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    I've got those on a White Industries hub. After a few years the bolts are deforming.

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    My Phil Wood hub was constantly slipping forward no matter how much gargantuan strength I used when tightening the bolts. No me gusta.

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    Damn I had no idea Profile started making track hubs!
    they look good but like all their hubs...you can buy a so-so wheelset for that price
    40 more bucks and I can buy another KiloTT haha

    thanks for the info guys! ill definitely keep a lookout.
    I'm riding a Fly V2 front hub and a Gsport ratchet in the back
    and I just figured there had to be female hubs for track too.

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    FWIW - Profile has been making those hubs for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    My Phil Wood hub was constantly slipping forward no matter how much gargantuan strength I used when tightening the bolts. No me gusta.
    The slotted and tapered washers I got with the blkmrkt frame seem to actually be preventing this. Thought it was a gimmick at first, but so far, never had to adjust the rear except to counter chain stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    FWIW - Profile has been making those hubs for a few years.
    crazy, I guess i never thought of going to them for non-bmx racing stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    My Phil Wood hub was constantly slipping forward no matter how much gargantuan strength I used when tightening the bolts. No me gusta.
    Well what I like about my bmx hubs is that the front one uses a 8mm hex and the rear used a 6mm hex but both use a 17mm socket which makes it alot easier to tighten down. Ive never had them slip however I could see tightening it only through the allen wrench wouldn't be as secure. I use my torque wrench at 25ft/lbs anyway.

    sucks to hear about the phil ones. dont want that happening riding fixed but i suppose a good slotted washer would help

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    The Mavic Io uses a female hub that uses 5mm head bolts.

    It is well known for being able to survive intense crashes.



    Large: http://www.wheelies.co.uk/Images/Products/full40569.jpg

    I know this is not a street wheel. I'm just offering it as an example of a strong wheel that uses that style of hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    My Phil Wood hub was constantly slipping forward no matter how much gargantuan strength I used when tightening the bolts. No me gusta.
    Yeah, I had that problem with some old American Classic hubs years ago. You just have to use a chain tensioner on the drive-side. That's the only solution.

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    Profile has nice stuff. Check out profile fixed, and their track / road section in their catalog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diff View Post
    Profile has nice stuff. Check out profile fixed, and their track / road section in their catalog.
    Or you can just look at post #7.

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    Novatec makes hubs w/allen bolts that are high quality and inexpensive.

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    they dont look that bad actually!
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