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Old 12-17-04, 06:05 AM
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I had this exact conversation with a bike mechanic today. He told me that the real difference in a LX spec compared to sora hub is the outer casing. MTN needs a strong spot to grab the spokes at, and road needs low weight. Shimanos lower range use a lot of the same specs as maybey a LX a few years back. So, i guess really for now when all i want to do is ride, i'll put an axel in and make it into a 135mm.

But with all the gear on, im definately doing it the strongest way possible. I can just imagine breaking a hub is some small backwater town, and having to come across an LX at some insane price and wait around for the "guy who knows how to build wheels" stop buy.
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