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Old 12-17-04, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mtbikerinpa
Why not? Its the same sized innerds as the low end mtb.
It's not designed for that. It designed for very low cost entry level road bikes that become garage ornaments or get traded for something better if the buyer gets the bug. Maybe it'll be fine. I haven't torn down Sora and LX hubs and done a lab comparison of the bearing quality, materials quality and machining tolerances, but knowing the different design parameters, I'd be leary.

I used to repair light industrial machinery for a living and I know that making do with low end parts working outside their design parameters leads to more frequent repairs and lower reliability. Not exactly the kind of thing you want on a touring rig.

I'm sure there will be lots of Sora owners crying foul over this comment so I'll offer my apologies in advance.
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