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PLease tell me Suzue hubs don't s#$k!(10 posts)

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 $5.51 for. Should be ok. That will give me 2 fixed bikes, so it shouldn't get a ton of mileage on it, but who knows? =)
yepTig
Dec 17, 2002 7:00 PM
The "basic" Suzue hub is just that. Works fine, last a long time if maintained. I also repacked and adjusted mine http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html and it works much better than when new.
re: PLease tell me Suzue hubs don't s#$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.

fixedgearhead
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.

fixedgearhead