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is there a bad / worse flip-flop out there?(3 posts)

is there a bad / worse flip-flop out there?rockbender
May 5, 2003 4:05 PM
A second hand store in town has an old spray painted Motebecane set up as a SS that needs quite a bit of help. I noticed, however, that it had a flip-flop hub on it and figured I could have a fixie built up for less than a hundred bucks. I'm not sure what kind of hub it was, but it felt decent. The rest of the parts were a hodgepodge of this and that... nothing special (i.e. either and STX or RSX crank)

Worth picking up? It seems that just to build a fixie wheel I would be spending a hundred bucks. My only worry is that I might still secretly desire a Bianchi Pista!

I'll try to find out what kind of hub it is and whether the bike has sold or not.

update... now it is mine!rockbender
May 6, 2003 2:37 PM
I have now joined the SS club for a total of $55.70 so far. The bike has a Quando hub, which I know nothing about, other than I now have a rideable bike for the price of about any other track / flip-flop hub! I just need to add a track cog and lockring and I will be fixed up... hopefully keeping my total cost under $75!

I'll try to post a pic later, though its nothing special (other than being low-budget!).

I'm psyched... thanks for the inspiration you all have given!
Quando Hubs...biknben
May 7, 2003 5:27 AM
I see a lot of Quando hub wheels on e-bay. I bought a cheap MTB wheelset that has them. They aren't anything special but they get the job done. Certainly acceptable for a first timer.

As you said, you got a complete bike for less than a new wheel would cost. Good score...have fun!!!