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Any choices for a 135old 36 hole fixed hub?(4 posts)

Any choices for a 135old 36 hole fixed hub?bacoes
Oct 13, 2003 5:47 AM
The only hubs that I can find are Phil (out of my price range), ENO (overkill), and Goldtec out of the UK. Anyone else know of something? It looks like it has to be a 135 and not a respaced smaller hub in order to get the chainline right without dishing the hell out of the wheel.
You are correct....ss-nyc
Oct 13, 2003 9:22 AM
I looked for the same option for months when I got my Van Dessel CRB with 135mm spacing. I coulnd not find anything affordable so I asked Sheldon Brown about wheel strength and his response was great.

I told him that I am 195lbs. and worried about a 32h wheel. He stated that since fixed or single-speed wheels usually have no dish (spokes are the same length on both sides) they are much stronger than conventional dished wheels.

He also mentioned that he is in the 250lb. range and that on his fixed he uses a front wheel with 18h and a rear with 24h. If it works for him it should work for anyone.
re: Any choices for a 135old 36 hole fixed hub?matt_fantastic
Oct 14, 2003 1:29 PM
How about one of THESE:
http://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp?fuseaction=hubs.bikedetail&id=26
looked at the Kogswell? Surly? (nm)bungalowbill
Oct 15, 2003 11:11 AM
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