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Old 08-22-2009, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Can a flip-flop hub save my spokes?

Here's the hub, and the bike

I ground the hub with just a flat file-

by turning the bike upside down and pedalling it, and holding the file halfway on the spinning hub-


If and when I build this bike- I'll probably take off the derailleurs and use a single frewheel on the bike chain side. I've got a narrow chain and motor sprocket ready too- and with a light 49cc, I'm projecting a final weight of about 37-38 lbs, withg these 27 X 1 1/4 alloy rim wheels.

I just put a 27" inch narrow 1 1/4" wheel on the front of my cruiser, and a Campy brake too. With the 26" X1.75 rear wheel still on (I may change that too, but maybe not) she REALLY ROLLS- very easy, and pedalling is approaching normal- The brake is GREAT- much better than cantilever- I'll take some pix and post here.
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Last edited by Nashville Kat; 08-22-2009 at 11:00 PM.
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