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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 09-26-12, 04:14 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-26-12, 04:18 PM   #2
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Yep. I ride All-City New Sheriffs on my blkmrkt. They're rad!

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Old 09-26-12, 04:20 PM   #3
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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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Old 09-26-12, 04:54 PM   #5
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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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Old 09-26-12, 05:18 PM   #6
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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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Old 09-26-12, 07:25 PM   #7
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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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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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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.

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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.
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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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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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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