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Anyone have any experience with this hub?(4 posts)

Anyone have any experience with this hub?SenorPedro
Sep 3, 2003 12:52 PM
I am looking at buying a "real" track hub instead of a munched freewheel job. I am not financially prepared to lay down the cash for a Promax or Phil hub, but this is a basic Suzue flip/flop in the $30 price range. Made in Japan, loose ball bearings, high flange, etc.

Anybody using or used one of these? Thanks for the input,


Harriscyclery sells em for 35, and they are 24.95 at
Not so badss-nyc
Sep 3, 2003 4:35 PM
I have never built a wheel with them or used them but I did get to check one out at my LBS. They do not spin nearly as well as a Surly or Suzue ProMax but that is becasue the Basic Suzue is not sealed like the others or as good quality.

I also rememebr that someone posted that these are, "nice hubs but they need to be broken-in and will get better over time. You need to ride them for a few hundred miles and then re-pack the bearings and then they are great".

This is from memory since I coulnd not find the post.
re: Anyone have any experience with this hub?celeste
Sep 3, 2003 6:08 PM
Have that on my bike. It was inexpensive, and it did last. note of caution, I did strip the freewheel side of the hub with a cheap cog. I would use a good cog and lock ring. Haven't had any problems since I out the good cog on.
They work, but you get what you pay for...TFerguson
Sep 5, 2003 6:48 AM
I'm running one on my road converted track bike. Out of the box it felt like they used gravel instead of bearings. Replaced the bearings, greased and carefully adjusted the hub just a shade loose and it's fine. I'm not going to brag about it at the track, but I'm also sure that my finishing position is not the fault of the hub.