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    New question here. White Ind. freewheel on Surly hub

    pardon my lack of freewheel knowledge, this is all new to me.

    I've got a Surly flip-flop hub for my new commuter project and I was considering the White freewheel based on durability. Anyone running one on a Surly? I guess they just look "fat", like they would over-hang the threads on the hub or something. The other side will be a Dura Ache fixed cog.

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    Just installed that combo a few days ago. Snug as a bug in a rug. It not only looks phat, it feels phat.
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    Good job! phat like that.

    thanks! I'll get my best guy on it...

    happy with the Surly hubs? I'll probably get their front one as well.

    Jeff


    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    Just installed that combo a few days ago. Snug as a bug in a rug. It not only looks phat, it feels phat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    thanks! I'll get my best guy on it...

    happy with the Surly hubs? I'll probably get their front one as well.

    Jeff
    Happy enough to own two of them - a free/free and a fixed/fixed. They both have a lot of miles on them. I replace the cartridge bearings about once a year(maybe a little longer) on the MTB and that's it - lots of water crossings and mud holes here. Never had to replace the bearings on the one that gets used mainly on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    Happy enough to own two of them - a free/free and a fixed/fixed. They both have a lot of miles on them. I replace the cartridge bearings about once a year(maybe a little longer) on the MTB and that's it - lots of water crossings and mud holes here. Never had to replace the bearings on the one that gets used mainly on the road.
    SSO,

    Do you get the replacement bearings directly from Surly? My rear hub (old style) could probably use a new set.

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    thanks

    gotta love MTBR for quick, accurate answers.

    yesterday I told a shop mechanic that I was going to use a flip-flop hub.

    "a what?"

    thanks Joe -

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    The most recent pair I got at AEbike.com. You can get the LBS to order them too. I think the size might vary between the old and the NEW hubs, but the number should be right on the seal.
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    What about spacers?

    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    Just installed that combo a few days ago. Snug as a bug in a rug. It not only looks phat, it feels phat.
    I just talked to someone who said that Surly recommends putting a 1mm spacer on their hub to keep the freewheel from binding. Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP
    I just talked to someone who said that Surly recommends putting a 1mm spacer on their hub to keep the freewheel from binding. Is this true?
    I haven't needed one yet and have used White Ind, ACS and Shimano freewheels.

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    Surly hubs...

    I've had my original rear hub (free/free) for about 3 years, still rollin' fine. And I bought another one (this one fixed/free) for the 'cross bike. In fact, that was the wheel I loaned to Ken (gpsser) @ SART. The WI fw should fit fine, as the thread "length" is standard.
    And JoeP, I've never run a spacer on a Surly hub, and I haven't had any rubbing problems. Granted, I haven't used a WI fw yet, but it shouldn't make a diff.

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    All my singlespeeds are set up this way.

    OK, my only ss.

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    I was running a Surly hub

    until I wore through the rim. That's where my ENO spent the first months of her life, and she seemed happy <i>eno</i>ugh. Now she's mated with a Phil Wood hub, and she buzzes along equally happy there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP
    I just talked to someone who said that Surly recommends putting a 1mm spacer on their hub to keep the freewheel from binding. Is this true?
    No spacer used. I just checked it out and there is tons of clearance, Clarence. Not sure where that guy got his info. Maybe running it on a Crosscheck?
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