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hubs question
« on: 20 August, 2020, 09:33:42 am »
having a wheel built but a got offered some hubs recently. Phil Wood pair and a Halo rear. I know Phil Wood are good by reputation but maybe overkill for the commute fixed. Anybody tried Halo ones?


Re: hubs question
« Reply #1 on: 20 August, 2020, 10:47:45 am »
Generic but with replaceable sealed bearings. Apart from bling or weight, no reason to spend more.


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Re: hubs question
« Reply #2 on: 20 August, 2020, 02:52:04 pm »
Probably the same as Formula/Miche*/System EX.  They're fine and hold up well for commuting.  Bearings are cheap to swap out.

*Only Miche seem to have the brittle locknut problem.  If you buy Miche track hubs, change the locknuts for some other metric locknuts, or you could be in for a world of pain when fixing a puncture.  The locknuts literally snap in half, making the wheel impossible to refit.
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