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Old 02-02-06, 08:12 PM
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fixed questions.

Ok so I am going fixed with my peugeuot 12 speed. It is older probley 80's model.
So I want a hub that is not going to break I guess. I will probley ride down stairs some times and off of curbs.
I looked around and everyone seems to boast there their hubs are the strongest. I guess my question is do I need to but a real expensive hub? I would like a flip flop. I would like it to be 36 hole so it would lace into the rim I have already. But really I just want it to be as cheap as possible with out it sucking.
I have been looking around and googled it quit a bit. I don't know I seem to be getting more confused. I was reading that track hubs might be to weak for normal rideing around town. and may not be suited for it.
So I guess some sugestions on what I should get would be great. I guess i would like to pay 100 bucks or less. but I can save longer and get something more if that is what will be suited for basic daily thrashing.
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Old 02-02-06, 08:15 PM
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Formula, Surly, Or Kogswell hubs all meet the criteria of relatively inexpensive available in 36h flip/flop, and all durable quality products. get whichever one you prefer. They are all good.
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if your riding down stairs you may want to invest in a little stronger rim, like a velocity deep v, because you tear **** up popping off curbs and going down stairs real quick.
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Forumla hubs laced to Deep V's would be a good strong combo, but are just a little about your price point
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Sorry for my igoroance but can I lace one to a kogswell hub? Those sound nice.
Thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by Schnayke
Sorry for my igoroance but can I lace one to a kogswell hub? Those sound nice.
Thanks for the help.
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As long as the number of holes matches you will have no problems lacing any hub to any rim.

*edit - caveat for non-dished Large Marge rims.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
As long as the number of holes matches you will have no problems lacing any hub to any rim.
he might need new spokes because the flange size may be different. get new spokes anyways, as the old ones on there are likely rusty and/or coroded and will give you lots o problems.
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ok thanks guys. I am getting the hubs next week and will get the rims as I destroy my older ones. right now there are perfectly strait. lol not for long though. See what happens when down hiller gets a street bike. and as for spokes I normaly change out the spokes when I get new rims or hubs. This is just the first time I am getting it all by my reasearch. normaly I just cruze down to the local shop and ask what I should get. I think that puts me out for being screwed to much though. lol
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which specific ones did you decide to go with then ???
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the cogswells.
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peugeot conversions are the shiet
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Originally Posted by Schnayke
See what happens when down hiller gets a street bike.
Eww, not a good recipe. There was a thread somewhere about a roadie lending his bike to his downhill-racing brother. When he got it back 2 hours later neither wheel would turn around within the frame! The guy went up a staircase with the bike trials-style, snapping a few spokes and busting the RD into a wall in the process...
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Well I am not going to be that hard on it. but I will ride down stairs and go off a curb or two. Really I will keep both tires solid on the ground as much as possible. but when I come to a stair case I am not going to walk down them. lol
Well not inless you guys thought it was a real bad idea. which it seems to be for right now intell I get the good hub and wheel set.
Thanks for all the help.
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