Grubee HD Axle Kit

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  1. Bontrager5

    Bontrager5 New Member

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    Yo everyone,

    I just purchased a Grubee Axle kit and was looking for some help from anyone who has used the kit before. I am new to wheelbuilding and am wondering what the ideal rim and spoke combination would be for the hub that comes in the kit . This is my first build so im pretty green, any help would be appreciated


    Thanks
     
  2. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Welcome! I've got one and it's built with 270mm 12 gauge stainless steel spokes in a x4 configuration on a double walled alloy 26"wheel that is dished for a RH drive freewheel and a LH side sprocket flange mount and band brake.

    All I can say is good luck and I would take it to a reputable wheel builder as I usually do...cheers!

    EDIT: 36 stainless steel spokes cost $40 alone.
     
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  3. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    Hi
    You can use your old wheel for the upgrade take your wheel and HD Axle to a bike shop my guy charges $35 to do a wheel plus spokes. Grubee also sells completed wheels for $130 I have a bunch of videos that can help you with putting your axle together here is a link to my youtube channel just look for the install HD Axle kit here is the first one just look for the rest YouTube - 2010 Felt Twin Remove Engine Mount for Paint - Start HD Axle #1
    here is the link to my channel YouTube - TMRBLOW's Channel
    Hope this helps you
    Terry
     
  4. shiloh0

    shiloh0 New Member

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    quote from scotto- "36 stainless steel spokes cost $40 alone."

    imho: money well spent.
     
  5. WPadgett

    WPadgett New Member

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    Hi I'm thinking of buying a grubee HD Wheel and I was wondering if it was possible to install shimano roller brakes on it instead the band brake that comes with the wheel.

    Thanx
    Will
     
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    word of warning ...the band brake sux :(
     
  7. WPadgett

    WPadgett New Member

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    Do you no if there is an alternative to the band brake for the grubee hd wheel? I'll clarify is there a different brand of band brake or some other kind of drum brake that will fit that hub?

    Thanx
    Will
     

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