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Know a good source for 'flip-flop' hubs?(11 posts)

Know a good source for 'flip-flop' hubs?mdehner
Apr 24, 2003 9:29 AM
either online or in the Portland, Oregon area? Thanks.
re: Know a good source for 'flip-flop' hubs?ukiahb
Apr 24, 2003 9:36 AM
Apr 24, 2003 11:41 AM
Phil Wood...mmmmm

Or cheapo Suzue.
webcyclery.comHumma Hah
Apr 24, 2003 11:56 AM
Yeah. I just ordered a pair of freewheels from them. "Mean Todd" answered my e-mail inquiry in just minutes, and had the order out the door that evening. They stock ACS Claws freewheels in 22T, something I was not finding elsewhere. Good price, good stock of singlespeed stuff, good service.

I believe they're in Bend, Oregon
if your a master of spacing and chainline calculations ...Spirito
Apr 24, 2003 12:10 PM
ive got a pair of suntour BMX flip flops on auction that will be cheap. neat lookers - gold ano

yeah im spamming but all funds are to buy my plane ticket to australia :-)

You're OK ... that's an invalid link! ;-)Humma Hah
Apr 24, 2003 1:06 PM
I have a Suntour fixed-gear flip-flop on the Paramount. Nice-looking high-flange hub ... you can't tell the difference from my Campy front hub unless you look at the markings. Works great.
see ... i cant even spam correctlySpirito
Apr 24, 2003 1:46 PM
i have a suntour sprint fixed/free track hub as well on a newish ride. i agree as well - all but campy in appearance .

one last try ... :-)

gold and silver go well (or not)

Spectacular!Humma Hah
Apr 24, 2003 2:46 PM
I hope somebody here can use them. They'd look out of place on the Paramount.

I wonder ... gold hubs on the cruiser? Dropout spacing's about right. 36-spoke ....
i thought so too ....Spirito
Apr 26, 2003 10:22 AM
but we might be a minority. i guy in brooklyn (close to me) got 'em for $31 which is cool as thats what i paid and a new yorker will be stylin'.

im gonna offer him a set of gold KKT pedals as well as they belong together.

im surprised a few more peep's havent considered or tried bmx hubs for narrow spaced bikes - slightly better quality than suzue's at the same price.

i thought so too ....xxl
Apr 26, 2003 2:43 PM
BMX flip-flops have slightly different hub flange angles, vs. "track" stuff, as they're designed for those dinky BMX rims. Some feel that their use could lead to spoke breakage, though I've never bothered to verify this; I just run the cheap Suzues.

I agree, gold KKT's need those Suntours.
fair call ...Spirito
Apr 26, 2003 5:15 PM
i noticed the rear hub flanges were narrow and straight and even though i didnt build em i thought 36 spokes and no dish would have made a fairly strong wheel.

oh well ... it wasnt bad having too many hubs and not enough bikes - toys are always fun.