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Rear hub with NUTS!
« on: July 13, 2017, 01:54:14 pm »
At some point I'm going to need a decent quality rear fixed gear flip flop hub; ideally 36H.  I want nuts not one of those Allen bolt jobbies.  What would the panel recommend?

Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 02:20:22 pm »
OLN? Fixed/Fixed?

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 02:41:03 pm »
At some point I'm going to need a decent quality rear fixed gear flip flop hub; ideally 36H.  I want nuts not one of those Allen bolt jobbies.  What would the panel recommend?

Allen bolt one replaced with Hex bolts ?
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Joergen

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 03:03:31 pm »
OLN? Fixed/Fixed?

Huh?  Remember I don't talk fluent fixed yet.

At some point I'm going to need a decent quality rear fixed gear flip flop hub; ideally 36H.  I want nuts not one of those Allen bolt jobbies.  What would the panel recommend?

Allen bolt one replaced with Hex bolts ?

Huh?  I just want NUTS!  Two of them, one on each side, so I can use the fixie spanner you were admiring yesterday evening at the pubbe.



Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 03:11:17 pm »
Huh?  Remember I don't talk fluent fixed yet.

Do you want the hub to have 2 fixed cogs, or one fixed cog and a freewheel on the other side?

In any case, Joytech and Zenith do perfectly decent nutted hubs.

e.g. http://hubjub.co.uk/zenith-track-hub-slotted-high-flange-2322-p.asp

Or if you want fixed / free, there is the rather spendier Token down this page:

http://www.velosolo.co.uk/shoptrack.html

Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 03:15:12 pm »
If you are talking about your new Pompino Steve, the OLN (over lock nut - distance - or the gap between your rear fork ends left and right, where the axle sits ) should be 120mm (stick a ruler in there with the wheel out to check).
I had the hubs for my Pomp made for me by BETD Ltd - Goldtec track hubs.
For some reason the OLN on older pomp frames (mine) is 135mm - but it was easy enough for BETD to make up spacers and a longer axle to match this.
However, the axle which I have from them, will only accept bolts - whether they're hex (for a spanner) or cap (for an allen key) head.
I'm sure they could make you an axle to accept nuts, but you'd need to talk to them about that.
Give Dan a call on 01782 629462.

ETA - Plucky's solution may be the easier way to get what you are after, and certainly nowhere near as spendy as BETD.

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 03:16:57 pm »
Smashing info, thanks chaps  :thumbsup:


Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 04:01:19 pm »
Historically, I really rated the On-One hubs, but looks like they don't make them any more. Shame - they're still going strong on one of my bikes, now re-deployed to #2 Son.

Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 04:05:06 pm »
I have a 120mm Goldtec hub and a 135mm One One available at mates rates. On one is ok but a bit knackered. Works fine with new bearings.
Goldtec is nice but alu finish is a bit 'mottled. Laced to a Sputnik. You need to measure what you've got though.

Edit - just checked. BJ is 120mm

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 04:08:03 pm »
I have a 120mm Goldtec hub and a 135mm One One available at mates rates. On one is ok but a bit knackered. Works fine with new bearings.
Goldtec is nice but alu finish is a bit 'mottled. Laced to a Sputnik. You need to measure what you've got though.

Edit - just checked. BJ is 120mm

A good option. How much might the Goldtec / Sputnik wheel be?

Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 07:18:04 pm »
I have a 120mm Goldtec hub and a 135mm One One available at mates rates. On one is ok but a bit knackered. Works fine with new bearings.
Goldtec is nice but alu finish is a bit 'mottled. Laced to a Sputnik. You need to measure what you've got though.

Edit - just checked. BJ is 120mm

A good option. How much might the Goldtec / Sputnik wheel be?

Dunno. £50? Rim is pretty new . Finish on the hub isnt the greatest but runs really smooth. Probably best to have a gander first.

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 08:06:16 pm »
I have a 120mm Goldtec hub and a 135mm One One available at mates rates. On one is ok but a bit knackered. Works fine with new bearings.
Goldtec is nice but alu finish is a bit 'mottled. Laced to a Sputnik. You need to measure what you've got though.

Edit - just checked. BJ is 120mm

A good option. How much might the Goldtec / Sputnik wheel be?

Dunno. £50? Rim is pretty new . Finish on the hub isnt the greatest but runs really smooth. Probably best to have a gander first.

Sounds good.  Can I pop round after we get back from holidays?

Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 08:44:19 pm »
No problem. Where are you off to?

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 06:19:56 am »
No problem. Where are you off to?

French France.  With a prominent member of the Mid-Essex yacf Chapter plus his lovely wife and their two daughters.  What's the worst ...?

Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 08:04:56 am »
What's the worst ...?

Anything could happen with you two together :facepalm:

Have a good one.

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 08:12:04 am »
What's the worst ...?

Anything could happen with you two together :facepalm:

I can't think what you mean (from last weekend) ...



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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2017, 03:40:48 pm »
My Goldtec flip-flop hub is great.

2 Allen bolts instead of 15mm nuts ...much more practical. It's never slipped.
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2017, 05:49:31 pm »
My Goldtec flip-flop hub is great.

2 Allen bolts instead of 15mm nuts ...much more practical. It's never slipped.
As mentioned upthread... This is what I have. It works, albeit not cheap.

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2017, 03:25:46 pm »
My Goldtec flip-flop hub is great.

2 Allen bolts instead of 15mm nuts ...much more practical. It's never slipped.
As mentioned upthread... This is what I have. It works, albeit not cheap.

Buy well, buy once.
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2017, 04:11:32 pm »
My Goldtec flip-flop hub is great.

2 Allen bolts instead of 15mm nuts ...much more practical. It's never slipped.
As mentioned upthread... This is what I have. It works, albeit not cheap.

Buy well, buy once.

I bought Christophe's wheel. It doesn't have NUTs but it'll be just fine. Thanks for all the advice.

Re: Rear hub with NUTS!
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2017, 07:57:36 pm »


Bought a set of these 10 years ago and they're still running strong.