|PLease tell me Suzue hubs don't s#$k!||look271|
Dec 17, 2002 5:43 PM
|I just got one on e-bay (new) for my fixed project. @ $26.95 I figured "what-the-h#ll?!" Anyone use them?|
|Depends what you want...||Lone Gunman|
Dec 17, 2002 6:08 PM
|If you were expecting Dura Ace quality for $26, then you will be disapointed; otherwise, for a single speed that might get ridden a few 1000 miles a year or so, no need to get any better. You can always put a better quality bearing in if you don't like the stock bearing. I thought mine was too tight when I bought it, so I took it apart and grease packed it and reset the cone and am very happy with them. They also have several different models, you can check Harris cycle for examples.|
|Depends what you want...||look271|
Dec 17, 2002 6:12 PM
|I'm putting it on a bike that I paid $5.51 for. Should be ok. That will give me 2 fixed bikes, so it shouldn't get a ton of mileage on it, but who knows? =)|
Dec 17, 2002 7:00 PM
|The "basic" Suzue hub is just that. Works fine, last a long time if maintained. I also repacked and adjusted mine http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html and it works much better than when new.|
|re: PLease tell me Suzue hubs don't s#$k!||flyweight|
Dec 17, 2002 8:59 PM
|Depends on the model. Suzue makes a couple of different track hubs. I've got the nicer "disco" model and ride them all the time. Had them for 4 years with no problems and have only taken them apart once despite using them on my single speed cross bike which sees plenty of wet weather riding.|
|Miss M has the cheap ones on her Fuji.||MB1|
Dec 18, 2002 11:05 AM
|I rebuilt them right out of the box. They now have 6000+ miles on them and are ready for another overhaul.
Like most things, it is not how good they are but how well you treat them.
|re: PLease tell me Suzue hubs don't s#$k!||Oneheart|
Dec 19, 2002 12:50 PM
|I bought a mid 80's Bianchi with original issue Suzue hubs (rear freewheel)for my fixed gear bike. I took off the freewheel, added a 17 tooth cog, rebuilt the 17 year old hubs and they work great!|
|re: PLease tell me Suzue hubs don't s#$k!||fixedgearhead|
Dec 19, 2002 4:10 PM
|I had bad luck with a Suzue Pro sealed bearing hub. It burned out a bearing within 2000 miles. But I am having good luck with a Suzue Pro njs loose ball fixed/fixed hub. It is Keirin certified and as a result is made to closer tolerances. More costly but better quality. Once again, the old axiom "that you get what you pay for" applys.
|did you replace the bearing? if so how is it since?...||Djudd|
Dec 20, 2002 2:35 PM
|I am asking because that to me sounds like a defective bearing. Additionally, I just ordered a Suzue fixed/free from Harris Cyclery and am hoping the 40.00 I am spending is not a waste|
|did you replace the bearing? if so how is it since?...||fixedgearhead|
Dec 20, 2002 6:37 PM
|I did replace the bearing and I use it on an indoor trainer wheel that I have set up in my basement/shop. So far it works ok. I don't know if it was out of adjustment from the git-go or if it just went south on it's own. I wouldn't worry about it as Harris is very responsive to warranty requests. Just ride it and have fun. I may have gotten a lemon. It happens with any manufactured product. My number probably just came up.