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    135mm 36 hole Flip Flop Hub?

    I am looking for an economical 135mm 36 hole hub with a fixed on one side and a freewheel on the other. I know Phil Wood makes one but the 250 dollars would be more than I spent on the entire bike, not saying they are not worth it. I know Surly makes a hub but it is freewheel on both sides, and I have read mixed feelings about bolting up a fixed to a freewheel because of the lack of space for the lockring. From what I have read on Sheldon Brown's site there may be an issue with chain line as well. I also remember reading about a few other options like a IRO cycles hub but I dont think they are in business anymore or at least their website is down. The only other option I can think of is going with a single freewheel disc hub, and then drill a cog to fit the disc mount, I know there are mixed feelings about this setup as well. Does anyone have any options/advise? This is my first single speed build and I cant wait to get on the trail...
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    Try White Industries, they can get you one. Not as economical as Surly, but more economical as Phil Wood.
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    Surly makes the hub you want in 32H. Any particular reason you need 36H?
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    Iro website is not down

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    Get the nashbar SS cassette hub and drill a cog for the disk brake side. Its 36 hole, $35 and rock solid.

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    I purchased 36 hole rims before I did alot of research on hubs, my mistake, if I did it again I would go with 32 but now I get to do a crows foot lacing. I swear that I tried iro's website the other day and it was down, unfortunately I was wrong about them offering a hub with the specs I need. I assume the threaded side can accept a freewheel on the nashbar hub despite the fact it comes with a cog. Can I get a good chainline with a freewheel on there? Thanks for the help it is greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laszlost
    I purchased 36 hole rims before I did alot of research on hubs, my mistake, if I did it again I would go with 32 but now I get to do a crows foot lacing. I swear that I tried iro's website the other day and it was down, unfortunately I was wrong about them offering a hub with the specs I need. I assume the threaded side can accept a freewheel on the nashbar hub despite the fact it comes with a cog. Can I get a good chainline with a freewheel on there? Thanks for the help it is greatly appreciated.
    its a free-hub, you cant run a freewheel on it.

    you could get a fixed/fixed hub, and throw a freewheel on one side.

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    I am sold. I am going to give the nashbar hub a try and use a gear on the disc brake mount. The rims just showed up and they are not quite what I expected but I am still going to run them. They are Campagnolo Thorr rims which are 26" with a 23mm outside diameter. so I am trying to figure out which tire to run since it is a pretty narrow rim, as current mountain bikes go. Its definately going to be a unique setup. On another note and off the topic of this thread, can I run a 26x1.95 tire on these rims or would that just be unsafe? I have done alot of reading online and am still not sure. Thanks for all the help.
    David
    Thanks for all the help.
    Last edited by laszlost; 02-16-2007 at 09:51 PM.

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    I have some wheels with Campagnolo Thorr rims. They are a very strong box-section rim. They are perfectly functional, and seem to be available for cheap as NOS rims on Ebay. I run 26x2.25" knobbly tires on them on trails with no problem. For street commuting I run a Panaracer/SOMA 26x1.75" slick.

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