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Suzue hub specs?...iconoclaSSt
Jan 16, 2004 12:28 PM
Got a Suzue 36h high flange rear hub--the run-of-the-mill, cheapo, generic, plain, average, boring, economy, standard, proletariot, working-class, standard, bearings-like-gravel model.

Would someone in the know be kind enough to post the specs on this hub necessary for me to place a rim around it and attach said rim to said hub. Specifically, I need data for:

*hub center to flange center, both left and right

*flange diameter

re: Suzue hub specs?...Dave Hickey
Jan 16, 2004 3:29 PM

At the bottom of Suzue's lineup of track models is the "SIL-SP" model (variously referred to as "Standard"; "Economy"; "Eco"; "Junior"; "Basic" and maybe a few other aliases). Axle threading is 3/8"x26tpi for the rear and 5/16"x26tpi for the front. Flange diameter at spoke hole centers: 62.5mm. Rear SIL-SP hubs have been offered in various configurations over time but they are now most often seen double-sided to mount a track cog and lockring on one side and a single-speed freewheel on the other (fixed/free). These hubs have the virtue of being dirt cheap and seductively photogenic (see below), but bearing quality is coarse (gets better with some use and service). Caveat emptor.
their CF hub looks nice (nm)laffeaux
Jan 16, 2004 4:53 PM
I want those hubs!....nmDave Hickey
Jan 16, 2004 6:54 PM
Track Rider TrickJaeP
Jan 16, 2004 6:51 PM
I have the same hub on my fixie/track bike. As you probably know the quality is a bit suspect but they aren't bad hubs. When I got the hubs the cones were "screwed" done a lot. I adjusted them correctly and put toothpaste (or polishing compound)in the races and loose ball bearings and rode them for about 50 miles (an old track riders trick), cleaned them up and repacked them with Phil Wood grease and the hubs spin rather well. Anyway, here's the specs I have:

Flange Diameter: 63mm

Left Flange to Center: 21mm
Right Flange to Center: 22mm
Here's the spocalc.xls entry for one I built...TFerguson
Jan 16, 2004 7:40 PM
Suzue Basic rear with an Open Pro rim.

Thanks to all of you that responded...iconoclaSSt
Jan 20, 2004 11:15 AM
appreciate the info and the tips/tricks. Good stuff!