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Old 01-30-05, 12:05 PM   #1
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fixed/fixed hubs...

I'm planning on taking a trip from Boston to D.C. on a track bike over my spring break. I'm going to be riding an olmo gara pista and I've guaged that a 58/17 ratio would be good for flats, easy with some kick to it and not a lot of spin. I've also determined that 58/20 would be a good climbing gear. This now raises the question of what kinds of hubs do I need to get to do this. I know Phil Wood makes some nice ones, and that Suzue Pro Max also makes a double fixed as well as Surly (which I hope to avoid). Does anyone else make a similar hub or are these the only three?
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Old 01-30-05, 04:56 PM   #2
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I'm planning on taking a trip from Boston to D.C. on a track bike over my spring break. I'm going to be riding an olmo gara pista and I've guaged that a 58/17 ratio would be good for flats, easy with some kick to it and not a lot of spin. I've also determined that 58/20 would be a good climbing gear. This now raises the question of what kinds of hubs do I need to get to do this. I know Phil Wood makes some nice ones, and that Suzue Pro Max also makes a double fixed as well as Surly (which I hope to avoid). Does anyone else make a similar hub or are these the only three?

Gear is way too big. I did the NYC to DC ride in 91 (17 hours)with my boys.. A good gear would be 49 /16 to 49/20 . 58 is way to big you will die.

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Old 01-30-05, 11:03 PM   #3
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I'm planning on taking a trip from Boston to D.C. on a track bike over my spring break. I'm going to be riding an olmo gara pista and I've guaged that a 58/17 ratio would be good for flats, easy with some kick to it and not a lot of spin. I've also determined that 58/20 would be a good climbing gear. This now raises the question of what kinds of hubs do I need to get to do this. I know Phil Wood makes some nice ones, and that Suzue Pro Max also makes a double fixed as well as Surly (which I hope to avoid). Does anyone else make a similar hub or are these the only three?

You actually have a 58 tooth ring? Do you possibly mean 48? If not, CEYA's right, that's a sick gear.
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Plenty of fixed/fixed hubs.

Shimano Dura-ace, Suzue pro max, Phils, Kogswell, Surly all come with fixed/fixed versions. The Level hubs may be fixed/fixed, can't tell from their website. Nashbar has a fixed/fixed version of the Formula hubs (same as IRO, Bens bike and others sell).

Pro-max's are great value for money IMHO. Have had no problems with mine in five years of hard riding bar two bearing changes (have the NJS loose ball bearing version - also comes in a sealed/cartridge bearing form).
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Gear is way too big. I did the NYC to DC ride in 91 (17 hours)with my boys.. A good gear would be 49 /16 to 49/20 . 58 is way to big you will die.

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yeah, I meant 48/17 48/20. 58 is huge. It only took you 17 hours to get there? How many days was that spraed across?
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yeah, I meant 48/17 48/20. 58 is huge. It only took you 17 hours to get there? How many days was that spraed across?
Non Stop! That was the first time it was a non stop ride for the NYC DC .

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Gear is way too big. I did the NYC to DC ride in 91 (17 hours)with my boys.. A good gear would be 49 /16 to 49/20 . 58 is way to big you will die.

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what kind of route did you take? Do you remember the way you went? If you could please email me at xairknucklesx@juno.com I would greatly appreciate it, I need to try to plan my route soon for my March 3rd departure from Boston. Thanks.
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hey...let me know when you decide to do it...if you'd like some company...
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yeah, I meant 48/17 48/20. 58 is huge. It only took you 17 hours to get there? How many days was that spraed across?
You have to make sure that your dropouts can handle a 3 tooth difference. Two usually is no problem. Three doesn't always work.
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