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Old 10-29-07, 04:44 PM
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Old 10-29-07, 04:51 PM
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oooh 6902! I wonder when we'll see a 4 bearing 40H version for 700cmx use.
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Old 10-29-07, 04:53 PM
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why the **** would you make a hub without teeth? Why would you make the lock nut Al?

Hooray think flanges and a giant lock ring on a hub that no thought went into. Good job turning out another piece of ****ty bling.
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Looks nice, but why the 44mm chainline, and why fixed/free? For something that costs as much as (more than?) Phils, you'd think you could at least have the option of running two cogs.
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impressive. That lockring is money! I may just have to save some pennies and see if they are worth it.
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Originally Posted by dutret View Post
why the **** would you make a hub without teeth? Why would you make the lock nut Al?
Phil Wood? Their 110 axles (at least the sets I've seen) have no teeth.
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NOT. for that price tried and true phils seem a way better option. Of course the bling will sell tons nowadays. Also other than the beefy flanges they seem chunky overall to me.
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I'll repeat what I said when they first came up...

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OMG a new hub on the market! Will they be round? Aluminum? Will there be holes for spokes? Will it use one of the two industry standard bearing systems? If they run like pauls, does that mean they will spin for a while, and then stop when friction overcomes inertia? And you mean to tell me they're going to have threads for a cog AND a lock ring? Wow, this is the greatest day of my life.

And JFCOAMFC, allen key nuts? So you mean I can have a setup that any quick release hub can already be converted to for $15?
https://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=337934

Also, please note, lest you think life should be easy when you spend more for a hub than a good wheel should cost, these have a completely jingus chainline (44 fixed, 47 free) that will necessitate doing something weird to your bottom bracket/crank setup to make them even sort of run right.
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Old 10-29-07, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sashae View Post
Phil Wood? Their 110 axles (at least the sets I've seen) have no teeth.
110 axles are meant for slightly larger then 110 frames which are specifically designed to accommodate tensioner eliminating the need for teeth.
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Profile has been a reputable hub maker for years. I have ran them on my bmx bike and they survived plenty of abuse. This isn't an extremely new design, they look the same as most of their other hubs, the only difference is the ability for fixed gear and spacing.

I <3 profile.
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Old 10-29-07, 08:28 PM
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Holy lockring!
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Old 10-29-07, 08:35 PM
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Holy lockring!
paul did it first. plus its totally overkill
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Looks too much like B.M.X (kids bikes) parts for me.
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Old 10-29-07, 09:19 PM
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i really can't see why you'd buy these over say the anodized milwaukee dimension hubs given the price difference.
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Old 10-29-07, 09:43 PM
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oh there's the link, i'm slow at times

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Originally Posted by dutret View Post
Why would you make the lock nut Al?
Read the blog, dingleberry. It's stainless.
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fugly too. They look like little beer barrels.
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Originally Posted by DasProfezzional View Post
Read the blog, dingleberry. It's stainless.
I doubt it the anodizing matches the rest of the hub perfectly
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for serious, those are some dirty nails.
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Originally Posted by dutret View Post
I doubt it the anodizing matches the rest of the hub perfectly
"We also nabbed a 32h rear hub that weighs in at 270g. Aside from the superfly machining, it comes with the most solid stainless lockring we've ever seen."

La voila. And it's not anodized. You know, since it's stainless steel and all...
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his point=locknut
your point=lockring
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Originally Posted by fixedmonkey View Post
Looks too much like B.M.X (kids bikes) parts for me.
there's a difference between "kids bikes" and the bmx stuff profile makes.
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Originally Posted by freeskihp View Post
his point=locknut
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It appears I misunderstood. But the ends that thread into the aluminum axle can't be aluminum, too. That would be pretty dubious. Campy hubs, Paul hubs, a whole bunch of hubs: they all have essentially the same system, which is a steel end piece that threads into a big aluminum axle.
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Originally Posted by DasProfezzional View Post
It appears I misunderstood. But the ends that thread into the aluminum axle can't be aluminum, too. That would be pretty dubious. Campy hubs, Paul hubs, a whole bunch of hubs: they all have essentially the same system, which is a steel end piece that threads into a big aluminum axle.
Those pieces are Al for sure, as stated above you can't ano steel and there's no way the color would match that well with anything else.

What I love is that once you account for the lack of track nuts and extra axle length (god forbid you be able to respace a hub without proprietary parts), these actually weigh about the same as formulas. I guess all the weight they saved using an Al axle had to go into making them ugly.
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i've held these and was able to check them out for a while. they seem beefy as hell and feel they would be good competition for phil/paul.
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