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    Using disc side of Paul Word SS hub for fixed gear?

    I'm thinking about using a Paul Word rear single speed disc hub as a flip-flop hub. Has anyone done this?

    I'm wondering what the chainline would be on the fixed side or if it's even a good idea to do this.

    Any alternatives to a high quality fixed gear hub?


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    How about using a front Paul disc WHUB and locking QR skewers as a rear hub for fixed gear?

    Edit: Nevermind this post. Please answer the questions in the first post.
    Last edited by TwigJumper; 04-13-2012 at 02:42 PM.

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    I already know about that place. I'm looking for a light, high quality hub.

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    I'm actually planning on getting VeloSolo disc cogs.

    Can anyone answer my questions in the first post?

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    You asked about the chainline...so if you already know about that link you shouldn't need to ask the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Huge Zits View Post
    I'm wondering what the chainline would be on the fixed side or if it's even a good idea to do this.

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    In general, the peak loading you can generate with your legs is going to be waaaay lower than what a modern hydraulic disc brake can do.... The hub will be safe as long as you tighten the bolts down.

    Chainline for a velosolo or Tomicog fixed gear cog should be pretty easy to estimate, but I have no idea how it would compare to your existing chain line....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72 View Post
    You asked about the chainline...so if you already know about that link you shouldn't need to ask the question
    So the chainline of running a cog on the disk side would be the same as a standard ss hub chainline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeFarmer View Post
    In general, the peak loading you can generate with your legs is going to be waaaay lower than what a modern hydraulic disc brake can do.... The hub will be safe as long as you tighten the bolts down.

    Chainline for a velosolo or Tomicog fixed gear cog should be pretty easy to estimate, but I have no idea how it would compare to your existing chain line....

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    Good to know that it is safe. Thanks!

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    I see the measurement saying that running a disc cog is approx 53mm, but isn't that just for the Shimano 756 hub?
    What I'm really asking for is if the Paul hub has its own spacing for the disc side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huge Zits View Post
    So the chainline of running a cog on the disk side would be the same as a standard ss hub chainline?
    53 mm as per the posted link, compared to 52-54 for standard mtn setups. Read it through, lots of good info there

    As for your Paul hub, all 135mm disc hubs designed for mtn use run the same chain line, within tolerances of course. If they didn't we'd all have to dish our wheels for a specific hub
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferday View Post

    As for your Paul hub, all 135mm disc hubs designed for mtn use run the same chain line, within tolerances of course. If they didn't we'd all have to dish our wheels for a specific hub
    I see. I should just trust the 53mm chainline measurement on the disc side.

    Sorry for being such a pain! I'm fairly new to all of this and thought I'd get a direct answer from someone who has actually used the Paul hub on the disc side.

    Thank you for all of the replies, mtnbiker72, TreeFarmer, and ferday!

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