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Old 06-27-07, 03:34 PM
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Bulimia front hub

It's my birthday on Monday and I'm thinking of getting rid of my 10-11 year old haro front wheel. I'm thinking of the bulimia hub and was just wondering if 3/8 was strong enough for grinding or if I need a 14mm.
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Old 06-27-07, 05:33 PM
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If I were you I would go with a 14mm. 3/8" might be able to hold up, but I'd feel safer with 14mm.
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Old 06-27-07, 05:44 PM
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Naaa the 3/8ths should be fine. Nearly all riders have 3/8ths up front nowadays
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Old 06-27-07, 06:01 PM
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why not spring for 14mm? I bet that bearings in 3/8" axle hubs are not designed for 3/8" axles they are designed for some metric size, Plus 14mm = bigger = better.
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Old 06-27-07, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ivegotabike
why not spring for 14mm? I bet that bearings in 3/8" axle hubs are not designed for 3/8" axles they are designed for some metric size, Plus 14mm = bigger = better.
your dumb.

3/8 is fine. I have the Bulimia hub and its holding up fine. i do some grinding, too.
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Old 06-28-07, 04:09 AM
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3/8. get a proper hub
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Old 06-28-07, 06:15 AM
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Unless you are rough you should be ok. If you have any doubts, just get a hub with a hollow 14mm axle like the Macneil. They are fairly light but quite a bit stronger.
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Old 06-28-07, 10:49 AM
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I want a 14mm but most of the hubs I've been looking at only come in 3/8".
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Old 06-28-07, 11:48 AM
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thats a sign
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Old 06-28-07, 08:34 PM
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yeah, get the macneil.
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Old 06-29-07, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Gabriel
I want a 14mm but most of the hubs I've been looking at only come in 3/8".
If i rode pegs like you, i'd definatley get the Macneil or a Profile mini ss with a 14mm ti axle. No need for a solid 14mm, unless it's Ti.
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Old 06-29-07, 09:18 AM
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I'm just going to get a 3/8" because the macneil and profile are too expensive.
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Old 06-29-07, 06:49 PM
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yeah, profile is even better!
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Originally Posted by Chris Gabriel
I want a 14mm but most of the hubs I've been looking at only come in 3/8".
Word. I am thinking the same exact thing since I need new forks and I want to switch to 3/8ths but I already have 14mm. I would get the Macneil hub, but I don't know what I would do, since most of everything else comes in 3/8ths and it might just add useless weight.
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Like 50g will make all the difference
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Originally Posted by live4muzic2
yeah, profile is even better!
Hella word.
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The problem is more of the compatability. Most front hubs are 3/8ths, so a 3/8ths fork would make more sense. I would have to go on a decent-sized shopping spree if I did that. I would get Odyssey Dirt Forks and either a G-Sport Marmosett laced to a Hazard Light with DT Swiss Spokes or a Macneil with the same setup. Are there any other websites that are good with building custom wheels? I really want to get a purple haz light rim, and not too many sites have DT spokes to have the wheels built up with.

EDIT: I know Empire is good, but they do not have the purple rim.
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Old 06-30-07, 06:46 PM
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I'm thinking the same as Fitrider. But I'm thinking about a Bulimia hub in lime green, white spokes, pink nips, and a primo balance rim in black(wish they had white,) to go with my colorful bike.

And a Ody race fork
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Originally Posted by Chris Gabriel
I'm thinking the same as Fitrider. But I'm thinking about a Bulimia hub in lime green, white spokes, pink nips, and a primo balance rim in black(wish they had white,) to go with my colorful bike.

And a Ody race fork
That would be a really colorful wheel.
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Originally Posted by Chris Gabriel
I'm thinking the same as Fitrider. But I'm thinking about a Bulimia hub in lime green, white spokes, pink nips, and a primo balance rim in black(wish they had white,) to go with my colorful bike.

And a Ody race fork
Those colors will be crazy.
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Anyone have any experience with the Odyssey specialty grade spokes? They are a bit cheaper than DT spokes, and they are an Odyssey product... so maybe I should go with them.
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