|Why high flange hubs???||biknben|
Apr 3, 2003 11:32 AM
|Just wondering why I only see high flange hubs on track wheels and occasionally on tandem wheels. I figure it's for stiffness but thought there may be something else to it.
Can anyone provide more insite?
Apr 3, 2003 12:58 PM
|Since the spokes have a greater angle between the hub and wheel, and are shorter, the wheel is stronger.
|... and looks cool ;-) NM||Spirito|
Apr 4, 2003 12:50 AM
|Also, If you want to thread a BMX freewheel on track hub..||Dave Hickey|
Apr 4, 2003 8:50 AM
|On a low flange track hub, the freewheel will rub the spokes. With a high flange hub, the spokes are above the freewheel.|| |