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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:06 pm 
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I made this hub some time around '98.
It was made back when I lived in Latvia, where the climate is pretty harsh.

The inspiration for the flanges, came from MX hubs at the time.

The interesting part, is that it's oil bath lubricated. This meant very little maintenance, pretty much limited to an oil change once a year. The bearings lasted for the 5 years I used it, and were still in good condition when I gave it away.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:20 am 
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Nice but I like mine red. :ugeek: :lol:
What lacing pattern is that? They look definitely different. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:09 pm 
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It's a 3 cross, with the spoke holes in the hub moved to resemble a 4 cross.
In reality, something in between the two, but gives spoke angle closer to 90 degrees, than what you get with 3 cross.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:45 am 
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ooo, that's pretty cool. i like it when people think outside the box.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Bill in Houston wrote:
ooo, that's pretty cool. i like it when people think outside the box.


I'm actually considering to revive this idea, as maintenance is just not my favorite way of spending my time.
I think the first victim would be my 160mm Hadley rear, as it ought to be reasonably easy to convert.


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Benefits vs straight pull?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:58 am 
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Wmac wrote:
Benefits vs straight pull?


That spokes are available anywhere, in any flavor you please, and the top spokes are like $0.50.
Straight pull is a fad, which AFAIK does not bring anything to the table, besides the lack of availability, and perhaps a nice source of income for the wheel manufacturers, as I see them selling spare spokes at insane cost.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:47 am 
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That seems like a great idea...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:01 am 
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wyatt79m wrote:
That seems like a great idea...


The basic idea is sure great, the way that hub turned out, was also great for its time.
That particular hub, would be terribly outdated in 2013 though.

If something like that should be interesting today, I would be looking at composite shells and carbon axles.
Not that it makes it impossible, but there's a long way from machining a hub, to making something that works in composites.

As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I sure feel tempted by the idea of making a modern version, but time is scarce.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Carbon axles ? That would be crazy... Do you recall what kinda poe you had with that hub? I'm loving the idea of a reliable low maintenance hub...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:20 pm 
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wyatt79m wrote:
Carbon axles ? That would be crazy... Do you recall what kinda poe you had with that hub? I'm loving the idea of a reliable low maintenance hub...


If you take a look at the other DIY hubs I've posted about, you'll see that I have already made carbon axles.
Those hubs are the ones I use for heavy duty stuff. I didn't like the 14m steel axle, as it's a boat anchor at large, but needed something real stiff and strong, hence the solution.

As for what those old hubs were, truth be told I can't recall much about them. I've made so many hubs over the years, that claiming I can remember specs for some that are that old, would be optimistic to say the least ;)


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