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    Where can I get a Lenz Mondo hub

    I thought the Lenz Sport Mondo hub was only a pipe dream, but then I saw it on a bike pictured here. Tried Google, nothing. Nothing on lenzsport.com either.

    Any idea where I can get one?

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    My guess is that you'd have to have a race palmares that looked something like this:

    2,500-mile Great Divide Race winner, record holder (2004, 16 days, 57 minutes)
    Kokopelli Trail Race organizer and course record holder (2004, 14 hours, 17 minutes)
    2005 142-mile Kokopelli Trail Race, 2nd overall (singlespeed)
    2003 142-mile Kokopelli Trail Race, 1st overall, course record
    2005 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational, 1st overall, course record
    2002 1,151-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational, 1st overall
    2000 1,151-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational, 1st overall, course record
    2003 340-mile Grand Loop Race, 1st overall, course record
    2001 544-mile time-trial, Colorado section of the GDMBR, course record
    1994-2002 34 total 24-hour races, multiple 12-hour and 100-mile races, with several wins, singlespeed records, and course records

    ...and then you MIGHT be able to get access to one of these nifty lil' hubs.

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    I bet if you'd pay Devin $10 an hour for the efforts he put into it, plus material cost, it would cost a fortune already. I think it's been expressed that it's NOT for sale, too damn complex to be in any way commercially interesting. I'd love to have one, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron
    My guess is that you'd have to have a race palmares that looked something like this:

    2,500-mile Great Divide Race winner, record holder (2004, 16 days, 57 minutes)
    Kokopelli Trail Race organizer and course record holder (2004, 14 hours, 17 minutes)
    2005 142-mile Kokopelli Trail Race, 2nd overall (singlespeed)
    2003 142-mile Kokopelli Trail Race, 1st overall, course record
    2005 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational, 1st overall, course record
    2002 1,151-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational, 1st overall
    2000 1,151-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational, 1st overall, course record
    2003 340-mile Grand Loop Race, 1st overall, course record
    2001 544-mile time-trial, Colorado section of the GDMBR, course record
    1994-2002 34 total 24-hour races, multiple 12-hour and 100-mile races, with several wins, singlespeed records, and course records

    ...and then you MIGHT be able to get access to one of these nifty lil' hubs.
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    Mucho expensivo

    If I am not mistaken there are only two of those in existence. One the Mikesee has with a Rockshox prototype fork and the other that Devin has on a Behemoth with a Fox 36 fork. If I remember correctly, Mikesee stated in a thread somewhere that the cost to build one was close to $700.

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    Yeah, thats kinda what I thought, but I had seen it mentioned here recently in a way that it seemed available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    I bet if you'd pay Devin $10 an hour
    I do not know of ANY machinist that will work that cheap, that's almost insulting. Try more-like paying Devin $100 per hour.
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    Rumor has it, it goes for about $500.
    Just like a CK rear hub, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    I do not know of ANY machinist that will work that cheap, that's almost insulting.
    I think that was Cloxxki's point.
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    Idea! Outsourcing

    Why doesn’t Lenz outsource the hub to a hub manufacturer? I know in the past CK, Hadley, DT Swiss and others have made hubs for other companies.

    Heck the hard part is over (R&D testing etc). Time to make them for the masses and then we could all stop b^tching about fork choices.

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    Yeah, cool, outsourcing. Minimum qty 500, cost price $200 a piece. Why not do it yourself?

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    Facts vs. Opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Yeah, cool, outsourcing. Minimum qty 500, cost price $200 a piece. Why not do it yourself?
    Yea ok Cloxxki Don't you have some tires to glue together?

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    That's the eliptical hub for putting a 29" wheel in a 26" fork, right? Seems sketchy, what if it rotates and locks the wheel?

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    The hub has an arm that bolts to the Disc mount...

    That keeps it from rotating.
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