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Old 07-27-11, 10:11 PM
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Can't find a rear hub...

I'm looking to use a rear wheel off my old bike as the rear wheel of a fixed gear I'm building. It's 36h, and the spacing on the frame I have is 132mm, so 130 or 135 should work fine. The problem is, every single hub I've come across is either 32h and 130/135mm, or 36h and 120mm. Why on earth does 36h 130/135 not exist!?!

Anyone know where to find one, preferably one around $50? (so no Phil Wood)
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Old 07-27-11, 10:14 PM
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cassette or freewheel?
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Old 07-27-11, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post
cassette or freewheel?
He's building a fixie.

Using the QBP search function under "rear hubs" : https://harriscyclery.net/product-lis...c49/search.cfm
I plugged in 36-holes and 135mm spacing and found this Surly hub:
https://harriscyclery.net/product/sur...u0221-qc49.htm

Not fixed gear, but single-speed. Track/fixed hubs are almost universally 120mm, which yields this:
https://harriscyclery.net/product/sur...u0219-qc49.htm
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1701
I'm pretty sure you could put some spacers under the locknuts to make it 130 or 135mm OLD.

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Old 07-27-11, 10:57 PM
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I found that single speed, but I wouldn't be able to get a lock ring on, and I don't trust loctite too much.

I read a few threads about using spacers, I'm just concerned that it will frak up the chain line beyond anything usable. Thanks for the help though.
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Old 07-28-11, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by oban_kobi View Post
I'm looking to use a rear wheel off my old bike as the rear wheel of a fixed gear I'm building. It's 36h, and the spacing on the frame I have is 132mm, so 130 or 135 should work fine. The problem is, every single hub I've come across is either 32h and 130/135mm, or 36h and 120mm. Why on earth does 36h 130/135 not exist!?!
I'd just buy a 120mm 36h hub and respace it to 132mm. A longer axle and a hand full of washers from the hardware store should do it. There's a possibility the axle might even be long enough.

The advantage of using fairly thin washers to respace the hub is you can use whatever number of spacers on the drive and non-drive sides to achieve whatever chainline you need.
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Old 07-28-11, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
He's building a fixie.

Using the QBP search function under "rear hubs" : https://harriscyclery.net/product-lis...c49/search.cfm
I plugged in 36-holes and 135mm spacing and found this Surly hub:
That sure looks like a left hand/right hand stepped thread to me.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
That sure looks like a left hand/right hand stepped thread to me.
Yeah, it seems to be a flip-flop with a fixed cog (and lockring) on one side and a single speed freewheel on the other.
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Old 07-28-11, 09:53 AM
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The one you think that is a picture of is actually the 120mm. I was talking about the 130mm 1-speed. It looks like I'll just go with a 120 and space it. Thanks guys.
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I don't know if they still make them, but a few years back I bought a Van Dessel 36 hole fixed/free flip flop hub with 135 OLD.
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What size wheels does your bike have? Rims of all sizes can be had for around $20 USD, especially those from Sun Ringle like the Rhyno Lite and the CR-18, that are quite serviceable. Of course, either way you will need spokes unless by some lucky chance the hub and rim you buy require the exact length spokes that are on the rear wheel you already have. Good Luck!

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