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Will Dura Ace hubs accept a freewheel too?(4 posts)

Will Dura Ace hubs accept a freewheel too?pswann
Jun 12, 2003 12:14 PM
First of all, please forgive the naive question, but will will Dura Ace hubs accept a freewheel too, or just fixed-gear cogs?

Thanks in advance,

track cogs and freewheels are interchangable. nmSteve_0
Jun 13, 2003 3:54 AM
Yes, but...brider
Jun 16, 2003 2:03 PM
The real answer to your question is that if you have a threaded hub, you can fit either a cog or a freewheel onto the hub. BUT, in the case of the freewheel going on a track hub, you have about half the normal threads engaging the freewheel that you normally would on a freewheel dedicated hub. You would also need a longer axle and a redishing of the wheel.

Also, when using a freewheel hub, you need to use a BB lockring instead of a track lockring, as the track lockring is reverse threaded. The track lockring diameter is slightly smaller also.
Thanks brider. That's what . . .pswann
Jun 16, 2003 5:57 PM
I was getting at--the "step down" reverse-threads for the lock ring taking up space that would, on a freewheel-only hub, be all freewheel threaded.

Hmmm . . . . might be easier to spend a bit more money and just get a Phil flip-flop.

Thanks for the reply.