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Tap for cutting road hubs into track hubs!

Old 05-26-08, 10:41 AM
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Tap for cutting road hubs into track hubs!

There was talk on another forum about a guy who could build a tap for cutting regular road hubs into track hubs. The cost was said to be about 300$.

I wonder if we could find a machine shop to make us a deal on a group buy. Suppose we can get 10 buyers at reputable shop to make us this wonderful tool.

I want one. Anybody else interested? This would be the coolest tool to have around.
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Old 05-26-08, 11:30 AM
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i can buy a D@MN good track hub for $300, why would i need a tool to make one?
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Old 05-26-08, 11:56 AM
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cutting as in threading track cog/lockring threads into the metal of a road hub? no thanks i'd rather have something designed to have a cog/lockring on it.
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Are you talking about cutting cog threads into the hub body of a road hub? I don't see how that would work- not enough metal on the hub, chainline would be screwy, etc.
FWIW, a die cuts threads on the outside of the piece (like a hub), a tap cuts them internally (like a BB shell). And wouldn't you need two dies for the cog and lockring threads?
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this whole concept sounds a little wack to me
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I really dont understand the concept here. If it could be clarified maybe it would seem more economical.
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I'm lost too.
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I think OP saw a discussion about machining reverse threads on the end of older threaded road hubs. This otherwise makes no sense since there is no material once the freehub is removed on newer hubs.
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what i assume he's referring to is taking old freewheel road hubs and just threading down a spot for a lockring over the existing threads. but anything that's a nice enough old hub for me to consider that being worth it, (like a nice old campy record hub etc) i don't think it should be done to
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Originally Posted by SoreFeet View Post
I wonder if we could find a machine shop to make us a deal on a group buy. Suppose we can get 10 buyers at reputable shop to make us this wonderful tool.
I think you might be hard-pressed to find another buyer anywhere on the planet.
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Old 05-26-08, 05:40 PM
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Formula rear hub < $50
Basic rear wheel with formula hub < $100

Stop being a cheap ******* and do it right.
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