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    New rear hub.

    I can't seem to find any definite answer on this. I need to replace my rear wheel and wanted to stick w/ a cassette style but all of the good ones seem to bit high priced. I would be willing to go to a freewheel style but am having trouble finding an a freewheel in bigger size, 22-23 tooth. I'm a big guy, 6'3" 215lbs and was wondering if I would be sacrificing strength if I went with a geared hub w/ a conversion kit. Any help on this would be appreciated.

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    Why not use a larger ring and thus a smaller rear cog/freewheel?
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    I'm guessing if the OP is looking for a larger rear hub, then he's going to want it to be easier to pedal, thus a smaller front ring? I could be wrong....
    Regarding the question of strength, I used to run a cassette rear hub with a surly cog - though not quite as big as you I push 200lbs plus gear and never had an issue....

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