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    Eccentric ENO Hub questions

    My SS build begins. I have a 26" full rigid frame ready to go.
    It's actually a Schwinn HighTimber 100 year anniversary frame
    from 1995.

    Since this frame has vert drops, I will will be building around the
    White Industries Eccentric ENO hub. I'm still in the dark on how
    to fine tune the chainline with these hubs. Any suggestions on
    crank and BB? W.I. also?

    Since I'm building my wheels around these hubs, and I will be
    using canti-brakes, I need to make the wise choice of choosing
    proper rims. I'm a 210lbs. rider and will be riding street and
    moderate trail. At 45yo, I don't plan on thrashing it like I use to.

    Any help and suggestions are very welcome. Thanks!

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    You can't fine tune the chainline with the hub. The hub is not a cassette type hub, rather, it uses a screw on freewheel.

    You would need to make any adjustments at the front end. So you have options of using bottom brackets with different axle lengths (assuming you're using square taper or ISIS or Octalink cranks and noting that you want to make sure your crank arms don't foul on the chainstays) and/or swapping the chainring from the outer to the middle position. You can even get shims to step the chainring in or out that wee bit more as well.

    I use the eccentric hubs on 2 bikes, and haven't had any issues with chainline. Both bikes run external BBs, one has a Surly Mr Whirly crank on a Shimano XT BB and the other is a Truvative Stylo SS set up.

    I totally rate those hubs, so good choice.

    Grumps

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    Ooh sorry, there was 2 parts to that...

    Any brand name rim with a welded joint will be fine. Mavic, Sun, DTSwiss come to mind but I haven't looked at their ranges of late to see what rim brake options they run.

    Whatever you pick, make sure your wheel build is good. A brilliant rim with a crap build = a wheel that won't last and therefore a waste of a good rim. So my advice is that the strength of a wheel comes from the build so factor that into the equation.

    Grumps

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    Thanks for your input Uncle Grumpy. My BB is 35x76mm. Threaded English
    I'm guessing.

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    It would be English threaded (as opposed to Italian threaded which you'd only find on European road bikes and maybe some vintage MTBs made by Italian road bike companies).

    The shell width would be either 68mm or 73mm. External BBs are set up for 73mm and come with spacers to make them fit 68mm shells. You can swap spacers across to the non-drive side as another way to fine tune the chainline, again being careful to ensure you have adequate clearance between the cranks and chainstays and the BB cups are adequately threaded in to the BB shell.

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    Gotcha. Thanks for you help and I may need to ask more questions as this project
    continues.

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    If you aren't keeping it stock, why not replace the cantilevers with V-brakes?

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    Prolly will. I thought about this. My worry is the bosses are to wore. Had a little slop with the original center pull. I wanna focus on the drive and wheels for now. But I will rechearch this more or if you have a link or two to a couple brake outfitters. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    If you aren't keeping it stock, why not replace the cantilevers with V-brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StJoeRider View Post
    My worry is the bosses are to wore. Had a little slop with the original center pull.
    More likely that the bushings in the 20 year old cantilevers are worn.
    At 210 lb, you will benefit from v-brakes.

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    Sounds like a sweet project. Post up pics as you get it together.

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    I knew this would come up, and darn it, half way through stripping this frame
    I realized I have NO pics of this bike to do a before and after. Actually, I use
    to shoot for a living, and had several thousands tied up in gear. Now I haven't
    got a single camera to do before and after pics. Big bummer. Must borrow one.

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    Sounds like a sweet project. Post up pics as you get it together.

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    I was hopping that was the case. Any recommendations or links on sweet v-brakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy View Post
    More likely that the bushings in the 20 year old cantilevers are worn.
    At 210 lb, you will benefit from v-brakes.
    Correct me but I'm assuming I can ditch the cable hanger on my stem post
    if I switch to v-brakes? I was just getting ready to buy the 2-nut Chris King
    HeadSet for that reason. Thanks.
    Last edited by StJoeRider; 06-18-2013 at 06:43 PM. Reason: another question

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    Eno is a great choice...I run one on my ss and fixed MTB...no issues at all.


    Steve

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