|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. nm||Steve_0|
Jun 13, 2003 3:54 AM
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.