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Road or MTB hub for a Surly??(6 posts)

Road or MTB hub for a Surly??Colin S.
Sep 3, 2001 9:11 AM
Hi. I'm contemplating trading in my current Redline frame for a Surly. Anyway, I use a Hugi 240 road rear hub and wonder if it will hold tightly in the Surly's 132.5mm dropouts. Anyone have any advice? I'd appreciate it.

Colin S.

Anyone want a Redline Conquest frame?
Isn't Surly's whole deal that you can use either one?Retro
Sep 3, 2001 10:31 AM
Haven't checked their Web site in awhile, but don't they hype the Gnot-Rite (something like that) 132.5 spacing that allows you to use either one? You can easily tighten the skewer to take up 2.5mm.
re: Road or MTB hub for a Surly??BAM
Sep 3, 2001 10:39 AM
Should not be a problem. My 105`s hold in just fine. You do have to tighten it down (the skewer) more than on a 130 spacing to close the dropouts in, but you get used to it. The spacing on the rear of my crosscheck is more like 135 than 132.5 since my wheelset with Sram 9.0`s slip in without having to spread the dropouts. Why are you getting rid of the redline?
Well...Colin S.
Sep 3, 2001 4:39 PM
I'd like to be able to do more trail riding with the bike seeing as I'm getting rid of my XC bike and will only have the 'cross and a slalom bike. Plus, I really like the ride of a steel frame better. Right now, I'm limited with tire choices and while not that big of a deal, the toe overlap thing is annoying. Do you think switching is a bad idea? I don't know if I should just swap frames, or sell the bike and build a Surly from scratch. And I just found out that the 240's can be made 135mm, but I'm pretty dure the dish will be screwed up. Any thoughts?

Sep 3, 2001 6:08 PM
Ive heard the same complaint about overlap with the Surly. Ive learned to keep my feet at the outside bottom on turns so it has not been a problem for me. The Surly is a good inexpensive steel frame, but if toe overlap is a problem you might be better off looking at another frame. I think head angle has a lot to do with it.
Sep 3, 2001 7:12 PM
I haven`t noticed any toe overlap on mine. I ride a 56cm frame. As for steels ride, it is more forgiving than aluminum and you can`t beat the Surly`s tire clearance. Although if you race cross you may want to keep your Redline, the Surly is heavier.