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    Track hubs

    When trying to get an inexpensive (HA!) wheel set built yesterday, my LBS guy suggested track hubs. I ride cruisers and converted cruisers. This bike is a converted 85 Mongoose ATB. It is a single speed now with some very old DK bmx hubs but they have run thier course. It seems trying to find a new 36h 3/8th freewheel sealed single speed hub set under a $100 is very difficult.

    However, track hubs are set up for single speed freewheel, with high flanges. which I like, so thats what I went with.

    My commute is all street with some weak wheelies and mild curb jumping.
    Will these hubs hold up with stainless 14g spokes and Weinemann(sp) rims?

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    Yeah, they'll hold up just fine. Usually they have 6000 sealed bearings and you might have to replace them with higher grade ones, like the Enduro Max or Phil Wood.

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    Drop a line to Sixty-Fiver...he does a lot with SS rigs using track hubs. Some, as Schmucker noted, need a little work, while others are pretty sweet right out of the box.
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