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Suzue hub threadsOverStuffed
Feb 1, 2003 4:35 PM
I think there was a similar thread in the past month or so, please forgive me. A salesman (NOT a tech) at a bike shop advised me not to buy a wheel with Suzue hubs because the threads were such poor quality to the point of being dangerous. It seems from previous posts that Suzues are pretty reliable. Has anyone heard of this problem before?
re: Suzue hub threadsspeedisgood
Feb 1, 2003 9:34 PM
I dunno, that sounds kinda fishy to me. I mean Suzue makes hubs (the Promax and NJS models, for example) designed for pro keirin racing. I don't know their exact standards but I'm sure that would include having threads that don't shear off under "normal" riding/racing conditions. Their standard hubs may be different but somehow I doubt it.
re: Suzue hub threadsmicha
Feb 2, 2003 4:34 AM
I wouldn't worry about it, my Suzues have held up fine.

Steel threaded onto aluminum is a somewhat "soft" connection, regardless of the hub make. But hub threads don't let go suddenly. They can slowly deform, and usually one thread at a time. So if you take your cog(s) off once a year and take a close look at your hub threads, you'll see trouble brewing long before the danger point.

Suzues don't have the Campy finish, so it usually takes a little bit of extra care to thread a cog, especially for the first time. Many times people will slightly cross-thread a cog. A few weeks later, they'll strip the hub at the beginning of an acceleration. Then they blame the "poor quality hub."