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Steelwool Hubs

Old 04-27-08, 11:26 AM
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Steelwool Hubs

Does anyone have any experience with these? I just won a pair yesterday and they look freakin' DOPE. thinking of lacing them to some black open pros... or maybe some DTs. Any suggestions?

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Linky: http://www.steelwoolbicycles.ca/parts.php
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Old 04-27-08, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JACQU3S View Post
Does anyone have any experience with these? I just won a pair yesterday and they look freakin' DOPE. thinking of lacing them to some black open pros... or maybe some DTs. Any suggestions?

mine:











Linky: http://www.steelwoolbicycles.ca/parts.php
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Poor photography aside, I think they look like nice hubs, black rims would be nice. I would go OP, or maybe some velocity aeroheads, I think those rims look way nice.
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Old 04-27-08, 11:36 AM
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I need photo skilz indeed.
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Turn on your cams macro setting. I know nothing about hubs but those look purdy.
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Old 04-27-08, 11:48 AM
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I'd like to see better pictures, and know a bit more about them. To say the steelwool website is sparse would be an understatement. Are they sealed bearing? Anybody know what they retail for, I couldnt find them anywhere. Most of the other steelwool stuff looks like rebranded track bits, the cranks look like the alien bikes/IRO ones. Anybody have info on em?
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The shop I worked at sells Steelwool stuff, the hubs are pretty nice. They have sealed bearings, retail price on the rear hub if I remember correctly was about $100 CAD for the rear and $85 for the front.

Not too sure about the new '08 cranks, they changed up their bikes and parts a lot this year.
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Old 04-27-08, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Ill Mitch View Post
The shop I worked at sells Steelwool stuff, the hubs are pretty nice. They have sealed bearings, retail price on the rear hub if I remember correctly was about $100 CAD for the rear and $85 for the front.

Not too sure about the new '08 cranks, they changed up their bikes and parts a lot this year.
well, from their company website it looks like lots of rebranded budget-ish parts ala alien bikes, though those hubs look really nice.
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Got my camera figured out and took some new pics.











I showed them to my roomate and she said: "Woah, Pimp Hubs!"
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Old 04-27-08, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by JACQU3S View Post
Got my camera figured out and took some new pics.











I showed them to my roomate and she said: "Woah, Pimp Hubs!"
I dig em. Especially now that I can see em properly
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i like them. very '70s.
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those look bad ass.
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Old 04-27-08, 03:28 PM
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Besides them saying "Steelwool" on them, I like em very much
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Yeah, don't quote me on them but i believe the price is 79$ for a rear and ~65$ for a front. they come in a few colors 36H only, ill be rocking one for my new rear wheel,
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Old 04-27-08, 04:11 PM
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They look like anodized + drilled out dimensions... ?
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Old 04-27-08, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
They look like anodized + drilled out dimensions... ?
yeah.. dimensions with different cutouts
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hollow axles......Dimensions.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
They look like anodized + drilled out dimensions... ?
THey do. I'm looking at one, and aside from the cutouts they seem identical, right down to the stamping between the spoke holes, though mine say AL instead of AH. I wonder if that is some sort of date code.
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Hey I was at that alley cat race too, but we got DFL my friend and I The Steelwool cogs are nice though haha
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Yeah, I'd go with black. I wonder if your front wheel can be laced radial with these hubs. I haven't found any info on the Steelwool website. Then again, I do lack in my information gathering skills.
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post
Besides them saying "Steelwool" on them, I like em very much
probably rub off with acetone
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I don't know if I could get myself to pay $150 to $175 for a pair of those. The hardware looks a lot like the dimension stuff too.

Sweet that you won them. Winning hubs is always a double edged sword though. You just got something for free that would have cost you a bunch of money, but they are completely useless until you put a bunch more money into it. I always liked the idea of including free labor to build them with any hub prize. But it's hard to get shops to give away free labor.
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On this website, the LE gold are $144 a pair while the regular pewter finish is sold separately and is cheaper
http://www.talltreecycles.ca/parts/hubs
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