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    off brand hub?

    So I am building a SS and am looking for a hub to put on the thing. I found a pair of hubs on ebay that seem like what I want but I haven't ever heard of the things. Has anyone had experience with the following?

    Brand new Van Dessel flip-flop rear hub. Black. Spacing is 135mm one side is threaded for single speed freewheel, other side can be used for either another single speed freewheel or a fixed track cog & lockring. Sealed cartridge bearings.

    Hollow axle threaded on inside can be used with bolts (included) or quick release (not included - takes standard MTB QR) Cog not included!!!

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    There are a few people on this board using the Van Dessel or similar off labled hubs. I bought mine for off-road fixie riding, but I stripped it. Keep in mind that the fixie side has half the # of threads, and I put a cheap cog on it (which did not have the best threads to start with) - that combined with a lower gearing for mtb (Fixie side was made for road), put too much load on the hub threads to survive. It is now a Single Speed wheel on a friend's bike (the 'flip' thread was virgin) and doing fine so far.

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    Stripped my Van Dessel hub too...

    on the fixed gear side just like you. used the cog that came with it (cheap out of tolerance threads) and stripped in inside the first mile of trail riding. However, I put the same cheap cog on the freewheel side, used red threadlocker and and BB ring also with red thread locker and it hasn't moved since. Its usually geared 2:1 (32:16). Unfortunately the cheap cog has worn teeth now from maybe 750-1000 miles of hard trail use and I don't like using it. would change it but used red (max strength) threadlocker. Bearings have held up fine tho, both front and rear hubs were built up and abused. ahhh, 3 foot fixed gear drops...

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    bob

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    Excellent

    Thanks for the input. The hubs are plenty cheap so I imagine I will have a go at them.

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