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don't shoot me...it's another SS question...(3 posts)

don't shoot me...it's another SS question...dustin
Nov 11, 2001 10:57 AM
i lost faith in the mtbr guys...

best rear hub for an SS?

rear hub with the best $$-to-performance ratio?

and i'm also not too knowledgeable with rims, is there any one rim that's an overall standard? (kinda like the Open Pro of mtb's...maybe a little cheaper)

i talked to Adam (i think) at Hill Country Bicycle Works and he said i'd be looking at $150 for built wheel, Singulator, and labor. that seemed really really cheap. have any of y'all done this; if so, how much did it set y'all back?
Bendix and Schwinn S-7 ...Humma Hah
Nov 11, 2001 11:24 AM
... Sorry, but a true SSer KNOWS that the motor is what matters. True hard-core practitioners ride rat-bikes built from scrap.

Except for those like me, who feel that if you don't have a proper coasterbrake, preferably an old Bendix, definitely not a Shimano, you're a poseur. And nothing beats a nice, chromed, double-walled, steel Schwinn rim.

Unless, of course, you're gonna do something silly like RACE the thing!
I think if you look at sheldon.....vanzutas
Nov 11, 2001 11:56 AM
Browns site he will have sugestions on how to use your existing wheel and freehub by using spacers and a lockring. This may not be the way you want to go but it is probably the least expensive.

No offense to Hummah. you just have to know that he is a big fan of simplicity. his bike weighs upwards of 40 pounds. He is a purist, with no need for equiptment, he just rides. I envy him.