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Fixed Disc Hub! Pie!

Old 01-28-05, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by habitus
it's censoring my mushrooms! should read sh!takes, of course.
You mean don't you?
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
You mean don't you?
yes. yes i do.
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Old 01-28-05, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by habitus
yes. yes i do.
Glad to help a worthy cause. Feel free to copy / paste as needed
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Sorry to hijack this food thread, but how can a cassette hub be fixed? I don't get it.
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The cassette body is fixed and uses a splined cog that slips onto the body.
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Ahh, gotcha. It's like a cassette hub with no freewheel.
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Old 02-01-05, 10:14 PM
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So it's an ugly track hub that doesn't need a lockring? I don't understand the function of this. I thought cassettes were only useful because you could stick a der. on there and use the I'm-a-pansy gears. What's the point of having the cassette as opposed to a track hub?

<edit> Sorry to bring back a dead thread, heh. </edit>

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Old 02-01-05, 10:26 PM
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It's for trials, so you can run a cassette on the back and a freewheel on your crank arms. A freewheel is a lot cheaper to replace than a new freehub body when you blow the pawls out.
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Old 02-01-05, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by yonderboy
It's for trials, so you can run a cassette on the back and a freewheel on your crank arms. A freewheel is a lot cheaper to replace than a new freehub body when you blow the pawls out.
Let's turn this into educate-vomitron-hour. How/where the hell do you fit a freewheel on to your cranks?
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Old 02-01-05, 10:33 PM
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Also, as a side note, it's "shiitake" with two i's.

Sh!take is what Yoda does in the bathroom!
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Originally Posted by vomitron
How/where the hell do you fit a freewheel on to your cranks?
With special freewheel cranks. They have threads on them instead of a spider, but a couple brands have spiders you can put on in place of a freewheel. They're mostly for mod frames that have integrated bashguards.

http://www.echobike.com/team2004/team2004sideview.jpg , for them mounted. Other mod frames have deraileurs, or they run them on stock rides.

http://www.norco.com/05/2005bikes/bi...ges/evolve.jpg
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Originally Posted by yonderboy
With special freewheel cranks. They have threads on them instead of a spider, but a couple brands have spiders you can put on in place of a freewheel. They're mostly for mod frames that have integrated bashguards.

http://www.echobike.com/team2004/team2004sideview.jpg , for them mounted. Other mod frames have deraileurs, or they run them on stock rides.

http://www.norco.com/05/2005bikes/bi...ges/evolve.jpg
Fair enough, but answer me this: Where the hell do you sit? This is an entire quadrant of cycling that I've barely even heard of.
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Originally Posted by vomitron
Fair enough, but answer me this: Where the hell do you sit? This is an entire quadrant of cycling that I've barely even heard of.
Assuming you aren't kidding...you don't sit down while riding observed trials. It is all bunny hops and the like over obsticles. Short, but very difficult, highly technical runs. I didn't bookmark the links, but there is some amazing video footage out there for the finding.
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You don't sit, usually. They used to use BMX-mini seats on mods, before the builders stopped putting seats on all together. Clearance is key, so a seat is either all the way down, or not there.

http://www.trials-online.com/trials-explained.php is a good overview. Some more technical stuff is in http://free-du.htnet.hr/trials/faq.html and http://www.trials-online.com/the-videos.php (on the right side in the maroon box) are some good videos.
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Well, that explains where that guy at the co-op learned how to do all of those annoying tricks (annoying, because he would do them RIGHT INFRONT OF ME CONSTANTLY). This is kind of cool. I saw some roadie do a trackstand on a freewheel too. That's pretty impressive.
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This guy posted a link to a decent video later in his thread - http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=85664
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