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anyone make a 24 hole track/fixed rear hub? nm(6 posts)

anyone make a 24 hole track/fixed rear hub? nmDougSloan
Mar 31, 2003 9:16 AM
never mind, found it; but question for wheel gurusDougSloan
Mar 31, 2003 10:06 AM
I have a Velomax Ascent Pro/Lew carbon rear wheel that I'm thinking of converting to a fixed gear hub (it's Shimano, and I don't have any more); I learned that Phil Wood does custom drillings (24 hole need for Lew rim). I was thinking of large flange with 14/15 spokes.

Can anyone think of a reason this would not work? The Velomax wheels come with straight spokes threaded into the hubs, but I assume that J-bend spokes would work with the rim. I'm not sure how the nipples work in the rims, though.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Doug
thoughtsweiwentg
Mar 31, 2003 9:26 PM
iirc, Velomax spokes are the same as normal spokes at the rim end - they thread into a nipple just like most other spokes. they should be OK to replace with j-bends.
option B, Velomax now offers Campy-compatible hubs. why not ask if you can send the rim in for a rebuild? unless you are truly dead set on a very, very high end fixie, of course.
thanksDougSloan
Apr 1, 2003 7:56 AM
I already have a Zipp 303 tubular rear that is Campy, so that's why the idea of doing a high end fixie wheel. Velomax told me that I can get another freehub body for Campy, but the wheel would need to be re-dished.

How do you get to the nipples on the Lew rims? They aren't exposed. Obviously, I've never trued them.

Doug
nipples on Lewsweiwentg
Apr 1, 2003 8:05 AM
right, I didn't know that Lew rims had hidden nipples. for that, ask someone smarter than me. Campy and Nimble both make rims with hidden nipples, btw, and I think they both use a 5mm hex driver (http://www.nimble.net/subpages/spidertool.html). could be the same, but obviously, I've never had to true them either!
thanks nmDougSloan
Apr 1, 2003 8:06 AM