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forumula hub appreciation thread

Old 03-31-06, 10:42 PM
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forumula hub appreciation thread

did i even spell appreciation right? eh.

these things are great. out of all the hubs out there i havent heard of any wierd stuff happening to these things. no blow outs, no flange failure.....they just keep working. and i keep seeing them on more and more bikes. big ups to these probably not made in america but made in some country exploiting child labor hubs!

ok, seriously tho...these things are a-ok.
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Old 03-31-06, 11:13 PM
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True.

Set #1: 32/32, fixed/free, silver
Set #2: 36/36, fixed/fixed, silver
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Old 03-31-06, 11:43 PM
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Yeah I'm lovin' mine. On another thread recently it was brought up that the inner locknuts break easily on Formula/IRO hubs, anyone else have any experience with this? I personally broke both of my rear ones.
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Old 03-31-06, 11:57 PM
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no, no, shhhhh shhhh this is the appreciation thread! not the let hate on sh i tty forumla hubs because we are pimps and they are not thread!

seriously, i havent heard of that happening outside of the internet world. and if it does, its an easily remidied(sp) thing.
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Old 04-01-06, 12:34 AM
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Better your inner locknuts break than your axle threads strip...

BTW, I haven't had any trouble w/ mine braking.
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Old 04-01-06, 12:59 AM
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my locknuts broke. but otherwise, sweet hubs.

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Old 04-01-06, 01:28 AM
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I've got one on my new rear wheel and it is quite sweet. Quality, value, and good looks.
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Ain't got no problem with mine. They'll probably go on my next frame.
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my inner locknuts both broke too.
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Old 04-01-06, 03:13 AM
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I've got an IRO in the back and some weird formula free-ball in the front. Just rebuilt the front after a Winnipeg winter, though it didn't really need it. The rear spins as smooth as day 1. Good value, those hubs. The workingman's Phil Wood.
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i broke an outer locknut in my rear, and i'm going to have to put a new set of bearings in the rear. but this is after a whole winter of rough streets and both are cheap easy to fix.

they've held up quite solidly, and spin forever with a little push.
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Old 04-01-06, 04:00 AM
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so, uh....besides the faulty locknut problem that we WONT keep bringing up, these hubs are tits no? exactly....now go smoke a blunt and talk about how you and your boys were hyphy before that asshat E40 was. jeah.
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Old 04-01-06, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kludge
so, uh....besides the faulty locknut problem that we WONT keep bringing up...
I doubt it's faulty. Everything has a failure point, and a couple of folks are dumb enough to get to the locknut failure point.

2 wheelsets, 0 problems.
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Old 04-01-06, 12:42 PM
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i broke both rear locknuts, it cost $1 to replace them. i have 2 sets of formula/iro hubs, love em.
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y'arr! the poor kid's phil wood, indeed!
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Old 04-02-06, 12:02 AM
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1 wheelset, 1 rear, about to get another wheelset as well. no probs. i don't even think about these hubs. just don't use the formula lockring. i mean it holds okay, but the first time you ever remove it it just, like, dissolves.i think the lockrings are made out of a butter-based metal.
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Old 04-02-06, 12:19 AM
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I have 4 years of riding on mine and they're still awesome.
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Old 04-02-06, 12:34 AM
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still rockin

do you guys do anything to maintenance them? usually i dry them off and dab phil grease around the seal
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Totally sweet hubs. Mavic CP22s laced to 'em was the best $130 I ever spent (Nashbar).
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Old 04-02-06, 12:42 AM
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I rode my all winter and they are like buttah. Mine have the Velocity logo, however, and John Black told me that makes them 25% more sweet than the Formula branded hubs. John Black = Chuck Norris
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Old 04-02-06, 01:14 AM
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nashbar wheels are not formula, or so i heard. get out of the club, jerk
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Old 04-02-06, 01:16 AM
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Spitting truth---Nashbar = Dimension track hubs.
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Old 04-02-06, 01:19 AM
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but they also sold formula/mavic wheels. boo ya
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Old 04-03-06, 05:49 AM
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Ok, just to clarify some terminology here...."inner locknut" = cone, "outer locknut" = lock nut, unmentioned nut = axle nut. There is only one set of lock nuts on either hub.
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"inner locknut" is not the cone. It is a nut that's screwed against the cone to fix it in place (in loose ball hubs. I dunno about cartridge stuff). Dunno if it has any other name, but it's certainly not the cone.
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